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CANCELLED:

Our instructor has been called to the Ft Myers area to assist with recovery efforts. We are sorry we need to cancel this but also understand the need is greater in the wake of Ian right now. Thank you for understanding! We are hoping to reschedule this event in December.

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Instructor - David Hogrefe

Tracking intensive, and how to utilize medicinal local plants.
This class will dig deeper into tracking and reveal more eye-opening secrets of all the things a track contains as well as building the students' natural awareness. This class will also dig deeper into wild medicinal edibles and how to utilize them to make homemade remedies. If time permits a different form of primitive fire making will be demonstrated as well.

About David Hogrefe

He is a former Park Ranger for the Florida Park Service of ten years.
Volunteers in South Sudan once a year to do tactical burnouts to protect NGOs who are out there helping the locals.
Founder of The Sandpine Alliance, which is a social capitalist enterprise working to preserve nature and better humanity. They help clearing land, treating, protecting, making prescribed burning and fire consulting.
 

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    CANCELLED:

    Our instructor has been called to the Ft Myers area to assist with recovery efforts. We are sorry we need to cancel this but also understand the need is greater in the wake of Ian right now. Thank you for understanding! We are hoping to reschedule this event in December.
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    Instructor - David Hogrefe
    Basic tracking and intro to primitive skills.

    In this class students will learn how to identify tracks in multiple mediums and learn tools that make tracking simpler and more effective. Also this class will cover some wild edible and medicinal plants in west central Florida and if time permits an intro to primitive fire.

    About David Hogrefe
    He is a former Park Ranger for the Florida Park Service of ten years.
    Volunteers in South Sudan once a year to do tactical burnouts to protect NGOs who are out there helping the locals.
    Founder of The Sandpine Alliance, which is a social capitalist enterprise working to preserve nature and better humanity. They help clearing land, treating, protecting, making prescribed burning and fire consulting.
     

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      Have you ever tried to grow tomatoes or lettuce in summer in Florida? It is challenging. But we like to work with nature and what the land wants to produce. Thus, we work with foods that thrive in summer heat and humidity, produce abundantly with little care, and also (an important criteria for us) are packed with healing nutrition and delicious.

      Learn easy techniques to grow these foods abundantly in the summer in Florida.

      We introduce you to these superfood plants, show you how to care for them, harvest them, and prepare them, including delicious recipes to take home. We have most of these plants for sale in our nursery.

      This class is limited to 9 people so please reserve early. $20, including 1 plant and take home materials.

      Please register here.

      Find out which plants to plant now in Florida that will produce abundant food year around and are easy to grow.
      Learn how to plant, care for, harvest and use key plants that provide you with a basic diet quickly.
      Learn how to integrate these plants in any yard setting - edible landscape, food forest or garden.

      We work with each plant, you see it growing, and you will get a handout with the information to take home with you.
      Free plant!

      Saturday May 28, 2022
      1:30-3:30pm

      Our Permaculture Farm
      11251 Salina St
      Brooksville, FL 34614

      Please register here.

      Permaculture principles are most often seen applied in the external parts of our lives, in gardens and food systems. Does permaculture offer wisdom for our inner world? What if we applied permaculture to our personal lives, like our health, intellectual and emotional life, career, relationships, and more?

      Join permaculturist Jen Andreani as she shares her journey of applying permaculture philosophy to every area of her life. In 2020 Jen found herself in lockdown in the middle of a global pandemic, physically cut off from the many community and social connections she had built for mutual aid. She realized she had focused on the resilience of her garden, social networks, and external world to meet her needs, but suddenly without them, she found herself stressed, anxious, and depressed. She paused to envision and completely redesign her life inside and out using permaculture and within a couple of months she went from burned out to flourishing. She'll introduce the framework she used to increase her inner resilience and ability to quickly bounce back and become strong, healthy, and successful no matter what comes her way.

      BIO: Jen Andreani is on a mission to help people and the planet flourish.

      Jen is a certified permaculture designer, Lifebook Leader, resilience coach, yoga teacher, and lifelong learner. Using an intuitive, whole-systems thinking approach, Jen helps people apply intentional, holistic design philosophy to their lives and organizations. She has several years of experience as a transformational facilitator in business, nonprofit, and community settings.

      With strengths such as innovation, creativity, and the ability to relate new ideas in unique ways, Jen helps her clients come up with personalized, effective, and integrative strategies to reach their goals and live their ideal life. She empowers people with the tools to be strong and resilient in all areas of life, not just one or two.

      Jen is grateful to have been featured in the 2021 award-winning film, "Coming Home: Natural Living in a Modern World" at the Sunshine City Film Festival. Watch at www.jenandreani.com/about-me

      Please register here. Your Zoom link will be mailed to you.

      The foundations for building true wealth are outlined in the major permaculture texts, but we don't pay nearly enough attention to them. Let's take a deeper dive together and explore the tools outlined in permaculture that can help us cultivate true wealth and financial resilience. Live Q and A after the presentation.

      Laura Oldanie is a green living and wealth coach, who blogs at RichAndResilientLiving.com, where she explores money and lifestyle choices for a regenerative future. Her goal is to help people achieve financial freedom and live their best lives in socially and environmentally conscious ways that equally value people, planet, and profit. She received her Permaculture Design Certificate in 2009 and has been exploring how to earn, spend, invest, and manage her money to bring about the change she wants to see in the world ever since.

      Please register here. Your Zoom link will be mailed to you.

       

      Resiliency means that you have choices. You are able to survive well even when things are changing around you. How can we all be more resilient in pandemics, in the face of changing weather, changing economic conditions and other changes? We’ll discuss some simple things to keep in mind that can help. Live Q and A after the presentation.  

      Koreen Brennan has engaged in master planning, business incubation and holistic economics using whole systems strategy and design, grown hundreds of species of edibles in a variety of conditions and climates, run edible nurseries, facilitated community development and facilitation, organized events, and has been a passionate educator for over 20 years, as well as a life coach and mentor, so finds herself taking on diverse projects at times. She currently sits on the Board of Permaculture Institute of North America.

      She manages a permaculture medicinal herb and orchard demonstration farm in West Central Florida where she gets to dance with the natural world. She strives to live a balanced life, to walk her talk, and to make decisions in the interest of the next seven generations.

      Please register here. Your Zoom link will be mailed to you.

       

      Potluck at our farm! As farmers, we're very conscious of the seasons; they're very much a part of our lives. Winter solstice is a time when plants are drawing in and going dormant, but will soon start coming to life again. We use this time to harvest and enjoy our fall and winter crops, but also to plan, celebrate, and deepen relationships in the community.

      So if you would like to celebrate regenerative, ecologically friendly living with us, come on down. We'll share some exciting developments for growers and farmers in the area, give you a short tour of our farm (which will be in winter mode), share a meal and get to know each other around a fire.

      4 PM for tour and short briefing, 5 PM celebration starts

      Bring a dish! Bring something locally grown or with locally grown ingredients if you can! We're looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. Bring a drum or instrument if you wish.

      We are creating an event to reach out to the environmentally aware and those interested in creating positive change.

      This event will kick off monthly meetings where we network and build on topics, learning, projects, etc, of mutual interest.

      All are welcome!

      Topics:
      Creating a sustainable environment
      Resource sharing
      Networking for local food, community, personal gardening
      Healthy choices for nutrition and supply chains
      Workstores on permaculture, saving bees, and others
      Building community around regenerative solutions

      RSVP: beesafer25@gmail.com

      Bring a sack lunch!

      We are launching the first in a series of Earthskills gatherings at Our Permaculture Farm in Brooksville, Florida.

      We will spend the weekend sharing skills from tracking to canning to wild edibles to caring for animals, growing food ecologically, and many other skills. All activities will be outdoors.

      Our goal is to create a community setting whereby people with earthskills can meet each other and share their skills with others of like mind, learn from each other, get to know each other, and create stronger communities in our bioregions.

      This event is open to everybody, but we expect it mostly to be attended by people in West Central Florida.

      Because we want to keep this as accessible as possible, we are asking for donations and suggest a sliding scale amount. Suggested donations range from $25-50, which help us to cover costs of preparing the site, organizing and hosting the event.

      To keep our costs low, we will ask that you bring your own food and eating utensils to this event. We will have facilities to warm it. We will have some camping spots available. Please let us know ahead of time if you intend to camp. Outdoor toilets and shower facilities available.

      Nov 6 - 7, 2021
      Sat - 10 AM to 5 PM, with evening activities and fire
      Sun - 9 AM to 2 PM

      Our Permaculture Farm
      11251 Salina St, Brooksville, FL 34614

      The main activities will happen on Nov 6, but we will have more activities on Sunday for those who would like to deepen their experience.

      We will have a plant and goods swap at 4 PM on Saturday. Please bring plants, seeds, or other goods that you’d like to share at our “really free market” on Saturday.

      Please Sign Up Here!

      If you have an earthskill or other idea you’d like to share, please let us know!

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