Tag: permaculture

Whatcom’s Online & Hands-On P.D.C. 2020 – canceled


Learn the skills to work with nature to create integrated Permaculture systems of abundance and productivity! Food, Soil, Shelter, Energy, Water and a lot more: Design strategies and methods for truly sustainable, regenerative human integration with our biosphere.

Curriculum Includes: Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles, Pattern Recognition, Climate Factors and Weather, Water Management, Grey water, Soil, Trees, Earthworks, Bioremediation, Surveying and Mapping, Reading the Landscape. Class format includes lectures, discussions, hands-on activities, videos.

MAY 2-3; MAY 16-17; MAY 30-31; JUNE 13-14; JUNE 22 – 26.

  • Instructed by, 
  • Penny Livingston-Stark of Regenerative Design Institute,
  • Brian Kerkvliet of Inspiration Farm,
  • Paul Kearsley from Tera Phoenix Design
  • With more additional special guest presenters still to be announced.

  • Cost: Full price $1450,
  • Early Bird price $1250 till March. 15th
  • Includes all materials and field trips and some amazing meals
  • A few partial scholarships are availablecontact us for more details.
  • Crowd Fund Your Permaculture Design Course with WeTheTrees!

More information can be found at these links.

Cancellation Policy:
A refund will be issued less $100 administrative fee up to 60 days before course. After 60 days a full refund will be given if you fill your spot. If you do not fill your spot, 50% refund up to 30 days, no refunds after 30 days before course. Hardships like family emergencies, etc. will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to cancel any class with full refund given.

Canceled- Scythes, the Cutting Edge!

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Sell the weed eater and use a scythe! Maintain your body, not your machines. Learn the sharper points of this elegant tool. Thought to be old school, but better blades and an ergonomic set up

scythe class


makes them one of the most efficient tools out there. Learn what makes a good scythe, how to select a scythe for your needs and how to properly maintain it for years of efficient use. Participants will be able to try out a number of different blades and snaths to learn the benefits of each. Discounts available for couples.

To register visit Inspiration Farm’s event listing.

scythe blades

scythe blade selection


Topics to be covered 

  • Scythe – parts, styles, blades, snathes
  • Scythe setup and adjustments.
  • Mowing technique stance, angle, swing.
  • Mowing pattern strategies, fences, trees, working as a team.
  • Sharpening, Peening the blade
  • Fixing nicks and cracks
  • Sharpening with a stone

As the grass is starting to grow, we are getting ready to mow! Now is the time to look at your tools and see if they need any maintenance, sharpening, oiling or adjusting. If you are considering getting a new setup you can contact Alexander at http://scytheworks.com/catalogue.html and see if he has what you are looking for. 
Make sure you reserve you space by registering with us at 360 398 7061

Co-sponsored by Transition Whatcom

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Whatcom Permi Meet-Up

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A Free gathering time for People interested in Permaculture from Whatcom county to come together and discuss ideas Feel free to leave you comments below or send us a message.

Looking for ideas for a topic we may cover at this months meeting. Here are some thoughts. Seed saving, plant propagation, fall bed prep. or other topics.

What is the plant of the month?

Don’t forget something for the sharing table.

Come join other folks interested in permaculture for an informal discussion. How can we move Permaculture forward here in Whatcom county. How can we as a community form guilds of different skill sets, aid in promoting permaculture related events and work within our community to install permaculture systems such as food forests, lending libraries, speakers forums and cooperative nurseries. Come bring your idea to share!

How can we showcase permaculture?
Open homes, gardens and farms, films, community gardens, educational workshops, permablitzes (garden makeovers) and more. It’s an opportunity to experience permaculture and meet its practitioners. Visitors can see these myriad initiatives, ask questions and decide for themselves whether the permaculture design system has relevance to the challenges we face and to creating communities that are resilient in the face of undesirable and unforeseeable impacts.
Hope to see you there!

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