Buhr Park Food Forest Work Party

Come join us for tree care and people care activities at the Buhr Park Food Forest. The current list of activities includes:

• deer protection

•edging to prevent grass invasions

• finish weeding & wood chipping around trees

• swales

• hugelkultur

• guilds for the trees

• sitting area

• community involvement

All ages welcome for all or some of the time.  RSVP appreciated. Feel free to pass this on to others who might be interested. Come join us and find your own niche in our food forest!

Questions? Call Milton 773.789.8887

Supported By: Nuanced Media

Buhr Park Food Forest Work Party

Come join us for tree care and people care activities at the Buhr Park Food Forest. The current list of activities includes:

• deer protection

•edging to prevent grass invasions

• finish weeding & wood chipping around trees

• swales

• hugelkultur

• guilds for the trees

• sitting area

• community involvement

All ages welcome for all or some of the time.  RSVP appreciated. Feel free to pass this on to others who might be interested. Come join us and find your own niche in our food forest!

Questions? Call Milton 773.789.8887

Supported By: Nuanced Media

Cuban Gardens and Climate Change w/ Randall Jamrok

Join Randall and AMPY for a night of education and information sharing on Randall’s recent pamphlet – Permaculture Solutions to Climate Change – and what we can learn from Cuban gardens and gardeners. 

On this leg of his Northeastern US tour he will be discussing Permaculture Solutions to climate change with urban Cuban gardens as an example. Due to years of sanctions and embargo, Cuba is one of the most resilient and sustainable societies on the planet. An extensive network of gardens provides for the nutritional needs of Cuba’s citizens.

This presentation highlights characteristics of urban Cuban gardens, and how elements used in these gardens can improve the health and productivity of your own garden. Randall will then lead an interactive discussion on developing resilient social systems in our community, using permaculture solutions in the face of global climate change.

$10 at the door. Randall’s Booklet “Permaculture Solutions to Climate Change” will be available for purchase at the event

Bio

Randall Jamrok is an educator, designer, and permaculture practitioner. He currently is a garden leader with Gardeneers, a Chicago area nonprofit that promotes student wellness and success through holistic school garden educational programs. A graduate of Indiana University with a masters in Music Education, Randall received his permaculture training through Midwest Permaculture and the world renowned Sepp Holzer. He was a presenter at the International Permaculture convergence in Cuba and is author of the booklet “Permaculture Solutions to Climate Change.” Based on knowledge gained at the convergence, he successfully crowdfunded the independent publication of this work.

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Mushroom Growing Basics

Mushrooms are easy to cultivate and can be grown indoors or outdoors with very little space. This is a perfect chance to learn about the about the various mushrooms that share our world, and how they can be cultivated using simple materials and techniques. Indoor mushroom gardens are ideal for people in apartments who want to grow some of their own food. Outdoors, they can be incorporated into existing gardens to help support the growth of herbs and vegetables, added to compost to help break down materials and recycle nutrients, or grown on logs and tree stumps as part of a natural landscape. In this class you will learn the basics of growing mushrooms. We will talk about the benefits of growing mushrooms and the time and materials required for indoor and outdoor growth. Then we will discuss the use of mushrooms in permaculture and edible landscaping and demonstrate inoculation techniques for compost, vegetable gardens, and mushroom logs. Cost: $20 (we accept cash and all major credit cards) Contact: Rachel (248) 514-6365 or Shane (517) 410-1759

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AMPY Tree Planting at Dawn Farm

Jesse Tack is organizing a tree planting event at Dawn Farm. This event is huge and we could use the AMPY community to help, but more importantly, to be apart of a dynamic process at it’s beginning. 

The process of planting thousands of food, fuel, and fiber trees is one of time, beauty, economy, ecology and community. 

Many of the trees we will be planting will grow and produce for 500 years or more, and thus, this event is your chance to put some of theses legacy trees into the ground. 

How many generations ahead will be able to utilize our work on this day? 

Come share stories, knowledge, and history as we provide education as to the why, where, what, and of course, get a little dirty at Dawn Farm.

Rain or shine, bring water, gloves, a shovel and some snacks.

If you have any problems or questions you can call Jesse at (734) 709-1176.

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Mthly AMPY Mtg – Composting w and w/o Worms, Insect Hotels, and Compost tea

Join us for our continuing education series on the first Monday of May where we will be sharing and learning about all things compost! 

Insect hotels are oftentimes quite beautiful and have multifunctional benefits to one’s ecosystem, orchard, food forest, and farm. 

Suggested Donation: $10.00 

Join us at Dawn Farm on the 3rd to see compost tea in action and help us plant our future food forest! 

We will not stop until 10,000’s of trees are in the ground, in and around Ypsi, and producing food, fuels, and fibers in abundance. 

The 3rd really marks to start. Come be apart of that and join us the Monday after to discuss soils (compost) and insects.

If you have any problems or questions you can call Jesse at (734) 709-1176.

Supported By: Nuanced Media