Washtenaw Permaculture Event

The calendar is not up to date and Meetup will not let me delete this recurring event. There has been a bit of a shift in the permaculture activities going on. AMPY has been regrouping, the food forest is hibernating for the winter, and I’m having a baby in a couple weeks. I’ll post something as soon as I get wind of it. Stuff will start happening in spring..

AMPY – Monthly Meeting

Another offering…

Another representation of the wealth of possibilities and resources within our own town…

Details will be added as they come, it’s always a good chance to connect with other like minded folks and learn about permaculture.

Questions? Call Jesse Tack – 734.709.1176

 

AMPY – Monthly Meeting

Another offering…

Another representation of the wealth of possibilities and resources within our own town…

Details will be added as they come, it’s always a good chance to connect with other like minded folks and learn about permaculture.

Questions? Call Jesse Tack – 734.709.1176

 

AMPY – Monthly Meeting

Another offering…

Another representation of the wealth of possibilities and resources within our own town…

Details will be added as they come, it’s always a good chance to connect with other like minded folks and learn about permaculture.

Questions? Call Jesse Tack – 734.709.1176

 

AMPY – Monthly Meeting

Another offering…

Another representation of the wealth of possibilities and resources within our own town…

Details will be added as they come, it’s always a good chance to connect with other like minded folks and learn about permaculture.

Questions? Call Jesse Tack – 734.709.1176

 

The Future of Food – an open house, food sampler event

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Ladies and Gentlemen, you are invited to our humbly-named event. This event is family friendly and free! Join us as we sample a wide variety of novel and interesting foods that we hope will become the Future of Food. Our event is focused on trying new foods, education, families, fun, and celebration of the rotation of the seasons!

Why the “future of food”?

No matter what we call it, the world of the future must be some form of permanent culture. By that we mean improving air, water, soil and cultural health each year. Nothing demonstrates the disparity between degenerating and regenerating cultures more than how we grow our food.

Our current food producing model

(1) destroys three-dimensional, fully-functioning, perennial ecosystems and replaces them with mono-cropped, annual grain production,

(2) destroys the base food growing resource that is topsoil and the soil food web, and

(3) has dramatically increased the usage of pesticides (up 854% since 1961), herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers N, P, and K (nitrogen is up 630% in the same timeframe).

The future of food then, will reverse those and other degrading trends by

(1) regenerating three-dimensional fully functioning ecosystems that produce our staple food needs,

(2) regenerate and build topsoil, the soil food web, and improve soil’s water holding capacity, and

(3) decreases our usage of pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers to as close to 0% as we can get.

What?

Join us as we imagine what the future of food looks, tastes, smells, and feels like for Michigan, and more broadly, for the cool temperate biomes of the world.

At this event you can expect to sample a whole range of perennial and novel food sources like (note: this list is not the menu and may be altered)

chestnuts

currant and gooseberry

elderberry

persimmon

pawpaw

wild rice

black walnut

oak flour breads

hazelnut

quail

duck

cheeses

fermentations

aronia berry

honeyberry

sunchokes

and more, RSVP NOW!

Additionally, during the event we will be offering education on the food forest planted at Dawn Farm and on the foods we intend to produce at Dawn Farm over the coming years.

Other Details

Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/MYUfim

We will be inside a hoop house at Dawn Farm

Please dress in layers – it will be warmer in the hoop than outside

Swing on in – you and your family can come and go anytime between 1pm and 3pm

We will be cycling our education components so that people can come and go as they please and not miss anything

Donation is strongly recommended to help us meet our costs in the of the food/menu

Please RSVP here – this helps us greatly in preparing for the event

Please join us as we welcome the coming of the slow season with great food, merriment, and celebration!

Sincerely,

the Cooperative at Dawn Farm

AMPY – Monthly Meeting

Another offering…

Another representation of the wealth of possibilities and resources within our own town…

Details will be added as they come, it’s always a good chance to connect with other like minded folks and learn about permaculture.

Questions? Call Jesse Tack – 734.709.1176

 

Gourmet and Medicinal Mushroom Log Event

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Can you eat wood and logs? I can’t either, but fungi can.

Fungi consume the cellulose and lignin of a fallen or cut tree and can convert it into restaurant quality, gourmet and medicinal mushrooms.

It takes a little bit of human intervention and then the fungi does the rest.

Join us to learn exactly how to make a log turn into a medicine.

Every participant goes home with one log that will produce for 1-3 years. The value of that one log in edible gourmet mushrooms far exceeds the cost of the course!

In this course participants will

• practice drilling for plug spawn

• practice covering with wax

• learn to match tree type with fungi type

• learn the maintenance aspects of mushroom logs

• learn how to store finished logs

• learn the medicinal and health benefits of several types of fungi

• and take home a finished log!

Limited to 20 participants.

Cost is $25.00 per person.

Register at Eventbrite.

AMPY – Monthly Meeting

Another offering…

Another representation of the wealth of possibilities and resources within our own town…

Details will be added as they come, it’s always a good chance to connect with other like minded folks and learn about permaculture.

Questions? Call Jesse Tack – 734.709.1176

 

Fall Wild Foods Potluck

Potluck: Celebrate the harvest! Bring a dish that features wild ingredients (dishes featuring gardened or purchased ingredients are also welcome). There will be a prize for the yummiest dish featuring wild food. Barter and Swap: Bring your excess from your gardens, your pantry, your barn, and your kitchen to swap with others. Fresh and preserved foods, baked goods, homemade medicinals, handmade items, raw materials…

Activities: We are in the process of lining up our activities for the Fall potluck. At the Spring potluck we went on a plant walk, rolled cordage, and had a hands on demonstration of velum making. Schedule:
4:00- Activities
5:30- Potluck Dinner
7:00- Announcements, Award Potluck Prizes, Barter and Swap

Sponsored by Nature Learning Community (http://www.naturelearningcommunity.org/) and Will Forage for Food (http://willforageforfood.com/)