Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Introduction to Permaculture Workshop

Two of my permie colleagues and I are holding an Introduction to Permaculture workshop in Brookings, South Dakota, on 23 & 24 August. For registration, please contact LaRee Grebner at 605-688-4913. The fee is $95 and includes a copy of Bill Mollison's Introduction to Permaculture as well as lunch both days and snacks, coffee/tea.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

First Permaculture Talk, Estelline, South Dakota

My three SDSU colleagues and I gave our first public talk on the basics of permaculture on Saturday, 29 March, in Estelline, South Dakota. About 14 people attended, braving the blustery weather. The talk lasted a little over an hour, followed by a Q&A session. Many people seemed intrigued by the promise of permaculture and what it can offer in terms of design.

The four of us will be reprising the talk in Brookings, South Dakota, on 19 April, 1-3 pm, in the Brookings Public Library.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Will spring be coming?

Although the first day of spring is this week, it doesn't feel like it here on the northern prairie. We got another bout of snow on Monday. Much of it has melted, but the ground is soggy and still frozen in parts, and the opportunity to plant seems unlikely any time soon! Of course, this is one of the challenges of living in a USDA Zone 4 climate, with a typical summer growing season of about 110-115 days (between the last spring frost and the first autumn frost).

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Welcome to Prairie Permaculture!

I've just created this blog. I plan to develop and share some ideas about how permaculture relates to the upper Midwest of the United States. In the future, look for basic designs, plant lists, etc.