I’m sure only a few of you in the TSP community have heard about the fall workshop in Central Ohio put on by J&S Poly Farms and Woods Edge Farm.
Their post has been floating around the forum and the Facebook groups promoting their workshop featuring some of the newest faces in the permaculture space.
I am very excited to see this level of community involvement in expanding these events beyond what I am able to personally do. Dorothy and I have pretty much settled on 2 events every fall and 1-2 big ones each spring. That is about all we can do. Regional events like this allow the community to connect and the shorter duration allows for a lower cost at the same time.
There are going to be a great blend of knowledgeable talks and hands on activities such as:
- Rob Kaiser – Plants Talk
- Brad Davies – Small Scale Livestock (quail, rabbits)
- Greg Burns – Transitioning From City Life to Farm Life
- Michael Vertrees – Soils
There will also be some local folks with great knowledge of bees and honey, chickens and ducks, and low cost greenhouse construction.
There are still seats available for this workshop and at $175 per person this thing is a deal!
These are the kinds of get out and do it projects I’ve been talking about. These guys are getting people educated to go out and do things to make changes in their lives and communities for the better, if times get tough or even if they don’t.
Steve Harbolt From J&S Poly Farms is modeling this workshop after the ones I have put on in the past, so there will be good food, music, and even a barter blanket. Come out and gain some knowledge skills and see the things these guys are doing to better their communities. But by keeping the instruction to a single day he is able to keep the cost a bit lower and make the time commitment a bit more functional for those with not so flexible schedules.
This event is really flexible too, you can set up camping the day before the event, camp the night of the event and leave the morning of the third day. Or if you wanted to you could just show up o event day itself. Trust me though guys, camping at these events is where it is at. Barter blankets go late into the night, drinks flow and friendships are formed often that last for a very long time.
Visit http://www.jspolyfarms.com/workshop.html to find more info and to put in your deposit to sign up for the fun and learning.