Workshops

Hands On PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION COURSE in Bellingham for 2020! Canceled

May - June 27, 2020

THE COURSE TAKES PLACE OVER FOUR WEEKENDS AT VARIOUS UNIQUE SITES, AND A WEEK AT WHATCOM’S PREMIER PERMACULTURE SITE ‘INSPIRATION FARM’.

DATES FOR THE COURSE ARE: MAY 2-3; MAY 16-17; MAY 30-31; JUNE 13-14; JUNE 22 – 26.

  • Cost: Full price $1450
  • Super Early Bird supporter price $950 till Jan. 1st
  • Early Bird price $1250 till Feb. 15th
  • Includes all materials and field trips. Some work trade and scholarships are available, contact us for more details.


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Great Grafting Gathering Sat. March th $10 donation.

Pruning season is upon us! Remember to save scion wood for the Great Graft Gathering! Bring Apple, Pear, Plum varieties from your neighborhood. Share and graft to start new trees! We will demonstrate basic grafting techniques. Select scion wood and rootstock to graft a tree to take home! Apple, pear and plum rootstock will be available for a nominal fee. We will all share our scion varieties. Register at Inspiration Farm

Scythes the Cutting Edge Sat. April th $40

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 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. Register at Inspiration Farm

Practical Permaculture Intro. weekend Sat.-Sun. May th & th $150

A fun filled Permaculture Immersion Weekend will provide practical ways to design a integrated living system that is self regulating, abundant and resilient. Weather you are on an urban lot or a farm homestead, energy, water, soil building, animal systems, food production and preservation systems, diverse income streams are all important to you. An extended site tour and farm grown meals will augment this inspirational experiential weekend. Presentations and discussion in the AM, site tour and hands on with guilds, soil and integrated systems in the PM. Register at Inspiration Farm

Food Forest & Permaculture Guild Plants Sat. June th $40

Plant a garden, eat for a year, plant a Food Forest Guild, eat for decades! This hands on workshop shares design elements necessary for a perennial food forest. Learn about fruit and nut trees suited to our area, Fertilizing guild plants, pollinator attractants and more. Stacked systems can create the productivity of a forest. Once established it will provide for its own needs, producing food for decades! Presentations and discussions, site tour and hands on projects. Register at Inspiration Farm

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