Permaculture Classroom Events – With Nick Ferguson

Hey there TSP listeners, this is Nick Ferguson from www.permacultureclassroom.com

I’ve been a guest teacher at Jack’s events and he wanted me to share with you what all we are doing this new year!

We have a lot of exciting events and classes coming up this year starting Saturday Feburary 1st with Learn to Brew Beer and Cider!

We will be taking you step by step through the processes involved in brewing with basic easy methods using extract, all the way up to advanced All-Grain methods. You will also get to see how easy it is to make a great cider.

We will cover detailed topics about brewing such as:

  • Sanitation
  • Cleaning
  • Water Chemistry
  • Yeast Selection
  • Yeast Handling and Propagation
  • Extract Brewing
  • Using Specialty Grains
  • Formulating a Grain Bill for All Grain Brewing
  • Mashing & Lautering
  • Recirculating Wort
  • Boiling
  • Hop Selection, Utilization, and Timing
  • Chilling
  • Proper Yeast Rehydration
  • Pitching Rates of Yeast
  • Fermentation Control Methods and Tips
  • Packaging the Finished Beer
  • AND most of all, we will all get a chance to practice the most important part of brewing, tasting the beer. You know… Just to make sure it tastes good. Nobody wants bad beer walking around…

Come on over to www.permacultureclassroom.com to signup or look at the other classes coming up. We are expecting a blowout turnout with the brewing class but I want it to be all TSP listeners cause you guys are the coolest, best people to hang out with! So hurry up and get your ticket before they’re all gone, my wife Catie isn’t going to cook for more than 30 people and the tickets for the 1 day class are only $75.

We will have some good homebrew beer and cider available to try out, but bring some beer if you want to drink more than a couple glasses of the home-brew, I just don’t have the storage capacity to serve a lot of people

Other classes scheduled or in planning phase for this spring include:

  • Tool Restoration Workshop
  • Chicken Tractor and Rabbit Tractor Building Workshop
  • Plant Propagation and Grafting Class (Seats are already filling)
  • Earthworks Workshop
  • Greenhouse/Shadehouse Class

Keep checking in for updates and new classes to be posted!

Hope to see you here!

Nick Ferguson

www.permacultureclassroom.com

thepermacultureclassroom@gmail.com

 

3 Responses to Permaculture Classroom Events – With Nick Ferguson

  1. Would these be hosted at Nick’s site in Louisiana, the Spirko homestead, or a third location?

  2. They will be hosted here in Saline Louisiana at my site. Some of the Earthworks Workshops will be hosted elsewhere in the US, we are currently working with the schedules of people wanting to host workshops in Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Missouri. I am also teaching a short Introduction to Permaculture with an emphasis on water catchment and retention in Cheyenne Wyoming in June.

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    https://www.facebook.com/events/490079464442632/

    Saturday, June 21, 2014
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    7:00am until 5:00pm.

    Cheyenne, Wyoming

    Permaculture/ Survival Event

    June 21st 2014
    Cheyenne, Wyoming

    A Bee Friendly Company, INC. is teaming up with I.P.U.G. (a local prepping, homesteading, and survival group) to offer a one day course
    June 21st 2014 on the art of permaculture.

    Our Keynote speaker will be Nick Ferguson.

    Nick Ferguson (heard on The Survival Pod Cast Episode-1204) is a passionate and active permaculturist who is currently building his property into a Permaculture school called Permaculture Classroom. Before earning his PDC and Earthworks Course certification from Geoff Lawton (world reknowned permaculturist and teacher), Nick grew up gardening, and he and his extended family were heavily into alternative agriculture. Nick now manages and cares for a multi-million dollar estate outside of a large metropolitan area. Nick’s real passion is teaching sustainable living systems and design, and for this reason he is building a Permaculture demonstration site, school, and sustainable farm.

    This day long series of classes will be an amazing opportunity for you to receive extensive education on topics that will save you money, time, and provide valuable information on prepping for good times and bad. We have guest speakers coming to talk on several topics (see schedule) beyond just permaculture. This course is from 7am to 5pm+ with Q&A at the end. Nick will be here for the whole day, and available for a few mins of FREE consultation. The price for this course would not even cover a consultation from Nick. Getting information like this almost never comes at this price. We hope that you will attend and give yourself and your family the benefit of this valuable information!

    There are only 32 spots left for the course.
    We only have 50 spots, 32 are still open
    $100 Deposit needed by March 1st
    (non-refundable).

    PRICE Per Person:

    $175 for the day (couple $275)
    $155 for military (honor system, no ID needed)
    $140 Wyoming Master Gardeners and up to date LCCC/UW students
    $135 for I.P.U.G. survival group members and
    members of The Survival Podcast w/Jack Spirko

    What is in the course?

    7:00 am Coffee & coffee cake, meet and greet

    7:30 am Nick on the art of permaculture, what it does, how it works

    10:15 am 15 min break- talk to Nick- talk to others

    10:30 am Amy Elben on companion planting for Wyoming

    12:00 pm LUNCH: BLT greenery wraps
    Sandwich meats and cheeses, Rolls
    Stir fry chicken and vegetables
    Lemon aid, Tea, and water
    Slice of pie

    1:30 pm Michael Jordan on water catchment

    2:30 pm Nick Ferguson/Jim Jordan: Hands on earth works;
    Swells & cover cropping

    4:00 pm Snacks, Q & A with instructors & consultations (be nice and give everyone a chance with them), walk the 10 year plans for the URBAN HOMESTEAD that we will be at, and visit the products table.

    6:00 pm “I don’t know where you’re going but you can’t stay here.”
    END of the class and we hope you keep in touch for more events.

    Drive Home Safely!

    Maps and Driving instructions will be provided to course participants. For more information:

    Email abeefriendlycompany@gmail.com Or call 307-638-8440 to sign up

    *** NOTES: Bring a shovel, gloves, & proper foot ware. We are going to make a swell so you can actually see how it works. There will be a small piece of equipment on site so think safety, bring vest if you have one.

    * If you want more to eat or drink, bring it ( Example: an adult beverage AFTER the earthworks) but I am sure you will not leave my table hungry! NUMBER ONE THING, have a good Time! If you feel that you cannot contain yourself and behave in a respectful manner, don’t come. I think you know some of the people that will be here and I am sure they will help you leave.

    Our Other Instructors and Presenters:

    Amy Elben: A native Wyomingite, Amy is an herbalist here in Wyoming. She uses the art of permaculture to grow food and medicine on a small homestead here. She is one of the only people I know that is growing wolfberries (Goji berries), and aronia berries in this climate and altitude. She makes her own medicines, teaches alternative Medicines & Herbs, and works her land. Owner of The Farmacy she teaches people to “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Amy will be giving a class on Companion Planting in Wyoming.

    Christopher Di Cicco: Owner of Sol Survivor and Cross Fit Training facility (http://www.solsurvivor.com/) in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Christopher has been rigorously and professionally instructing throughout the Combat Operators of the Department of Defense (DoD) for over 30 years. His Instructors have a cumulative 51 years of Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (S.E.R.E) and Rescue techniques under their belts. They instruct in Defensive Driving, High Risk of Isolation, and High Risk Environmental Survival.

    Rob Twyford: This born and bred Wyoming Cowboy is a Hobby gold prospector. He owns one of the largest gold dredging systems that one can have before being considered a professional prospector. Rob, a member of GPAA (Gold Prospectors Association of America), is a Wyoming Mountain Man. He instructs on Panning for gold, camping for months, and living off the land with what is only in your pocket at the time.

    Maija Smith: Owner of AllWays Granola (https://www.facebook.com/allways.granola/info) Maija has a gluten free, sugar free base granola product! Using local raw honey and canola oil is a great fit for specific diets or lifestyles, ie. Vegan, paleo or gluten free. Each of her blends is made to order as well, so if you have any nut or fruit allergies, likes or dislikes, she will add or omit so you can still enjoy this wonderful granola to the fullest! Great for Preppers, survivalists, specific diets, or camping out, it is Allways Granola.

    Michael Jordan: Owner of A BEE Friendly Company, Inc. founded I.P.U.G. His growing interest in self-preservation and the love of the earth has made him more than a beekeeper. One of the few called “Bee Activist”; his teaching on beekeeping has been heard all over the world. He has worked with Worlds of Wonder Discovery Channel, Bee’s Without Boarders, The Pearl Foundation, Boys & Girl scouts, various 4-H groups, The Rotary Club, and many youth programs …teaching the lost art of beekeeping. His travels and stories of how biodynamic beekeeping and growing your own food can change the world will make you smile and cry. With his new type of bee hive, Michael hopes to put a bee hives everywhere. “When people tell me about green technology jobs and products, I laugh, because there is nothing greener then what I am. A beekeeper.”

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    Make your reservations for this valuable and fun filled day of learning NOW,,,before the classes are completely filled. See the world, and your place in it…in a whole new light! We look forward to seeing you in Cheyenne on June 21st.