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.

 

Southern Michigan Perma-Mixer @ Dawn Farm

Join Washtenaw Permaculture, Abundant Michigan Permaculture Ypsilanti (AMPY) and Oakland County Permaculture Meetup (OCPM) for the first ‘SoMI Perma-Mixer’ at Dawn Farm.

Come share with us! Learn about local community projects, and meet other folks engaged in the permaculture community. Celebrate the harvest with a potluck! Make a lasting impact by planting trees in the 8 acre, Dawn Farm ‘Restoration Agriculture’ site!

Bring seeds and plants to swap and tables will be available to display and sell your homemade products, food, etc. (with the exception of alcohol and drug related goods). We hope to see you there for a day of good food, conversation, and hands-on goodness.

We seek to periodically bring together permaculture community groups from the local region. At this first Southern Michigan Permaculture Mixer we will meet in Ypsilanti, but we are hoping that next Spring or Fall we can meet again to see another site, network, and engage in hands-on skilling. As you drive into Dawn Farm please pull around the main building to the back driveway where you will see the greenhouse, the pavillion, and can park. Please bring a dish of your favorite food to share and label the ingredients for food allergies or restrictions. Kids are welcome though we cannot offer child care at this time. There are animals to pet and much to explore at the farm. 

Register online or email SoMIPermamixer@gmail.com

Flow:

● 9:30 am – Welcome activities and site introduction

● 11:00 am – Group community building projects

● 12:30 pm – Potluck lunch ● 2:00 pm – Community group presentations ● 3:30 pm – Socializing

Detailed Flow:

● 9:30 Welcome Activities (Pavillion)

● 11:00 Group projects (Field/Pavillion)

● 12:30 Potluck Lunch (Pavillion)

○ Facilitated by Jesse Tack of AMPY

■ Intro circle

■ Dawn farm project/site overview

○ Tree planting

● 2:00 Community group presentations (Pavillion)

○ Facilitated by Bryan Mets of GLPP

○ Representatives of AMPY, OCPM, and Van-Kal Permaculture currently scheduled

○ 15-20 min Closing

● 3:30 Socializing

What to Wear:

● outdoor clothes

● layers

● closed toe shoes/boots

What to Bring: ● lawn chairs / seat pads (a pavillion with wooden picnic tables will be available)

● potluck dish (label ingredients, electric outlets and firepit will be available for reheating)

● drinks (water available on site – no alcohol)

● utensils and dishes

● coolers

● seeds/plants for trade

● shovel, spade, gloves, ice fishing augers, and other tree planting tools

● work gloves

● as DF is a substance abuse facility, we ask you to please abstain from bring any alcohol or drugs

Cobblestone Farmers Market Lunch Fundraiser

Join us for Lunch at the Farm! Sept. 21, 12 – 4 pmYou’re invited to a family-friendly afternoon as we celebrate the Cobblestone Farm Museum and Market with a farm-to-table lunch prepared by Dr. Swaroop Bhojani, Ph.D., Owner/Chef at Hut-K Chaats.

Come on down and enjoy:

Live music by West Park Music SocietyAn all-ages performance by Spinning Dot TheaterChildren’s activities including face painting”Old-time” gamesFarmhouse Museum tours

This is a charity lunch and all ticket proceeds will go to support the Cobblestone Farm Association’s Museum and Market.

Food will be $15/plate; no advance tickets are required.

Sponsored by the Cobblestone Farm Association; supported by: Frog Holler Farm, Hut-K Nutrilicious, Tantre Farm, Green Things Farm, White Lotus Farms, Seeley Farm and Brines Farm.

Fall Seed Share

SCHEDULE:
10:30 am Deliver Items & View Offerings
11:00 am Introductions & Swapping Etiquette
11– noon Open Exchange & Skill Sharing

Who should attend? EVERYONE!
Anyone with extra seed, plants, tree seedlings, bulbs, or tubers to share.
People with nothing to exchange who want to acquire seed and knowledge.
Anyone knowledgeable or interested in seed saving.

HIGHLIGHTS:
“Tomato Seed Saving” Marcella Trautmann (Project Grow)
“Winter Seed Sowing” Monica Milla (The Garden Faerie)
“Rain Gardens” Susan Bryan (Washtenaw County)

Gardening For Neighborhoods: With Jesse Tack

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Join gardening and permaculture expert Jesse Tack for a talk on the Collegewood/Roosevelt Triangle (the green space directly in front of 616 Collegewood) in College Heights. Everyone is welcome. I’ll have benches to sit on. Bring whatever else you need to be comfortable. The topic of this talk/conversation will be **Gardening for neighborhoods: public spaces, shade gardens, pattern study, non-toxic lawn care, pathways, soils, water, and community building**. Jesse Tack joins us courtesy of the Hour Exchange of Ypsilanti (HEY). Have you started banking your hours yet? Check out HEY on facebook to learn more.

Where: Collegewood / Roosevelt Triangle (the public green directly in front of 616 Collegewood Street)
When: Saturday 9/13, 12noon – 2PM
Questions? patricia_berry@hotmail.com

AMPY – Hoop Houses, Low Tunnels, Cold Frames, and Cover Crops

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

Local food security depends on storage and season extension. In Michigan, we can grow salad greens, carrots, radishes, kale, swiss chard, and many more through winter — providing much needed nutrient-density through the coldest months.

Come learn from your local community as they share their experiences with you regarding local crop season extension systems. 

No home is complete without winter salads and carrots! 

As usual, suggested donation price is $10.00 with trade welcome. 

This is an open meeting, so tell your friends and family. Bring your grandma and your church buddy!

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.

 

Biochar Workshop in Chelsea, MI

Biochar Workshop in Chelsea, Michigan

Biochar can be made from simple woody feedstock like fallen branches. Biochar enriches and regenerates soil. Biochar can greatly increase productivity of your garden. The use of biochar can also help to sequester atmospheric carbon.Experienced biochar producer 

Sheldon Smith  will lead us through a multifaceted learning event.

Build a new biochar production unit similar to the one pictured above.

Run another demonstration unit to make fresh biochar.

See how to organically “activate” biochar before adding to soil.

Take home some biochar with you at the end.

Where? On the grounds of the Friends Lake Cooperative Community.

 Down by the lake close to the beach! Bring snack food for lunch and your bathing suit if you like. See the earth oven that we built here in August.(We might be able to bake pizza in the earth oven but can’t promise.)

Download the flyer

RSVP with $20 contribution requested

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, to make sure we’re there for you. 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

 

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, to make sure we’re there for you. 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