Cooking, lectures by Jeff Rabkin and Cathy Rose, a visit to Kristine Beck’s Farm project, final design work and presentations, a group picture. What a fulfilling and heartfelt week of projects, and most of all, great folks to share the wonder of Permaculture with.
We had a visit from Dan Halsey, designer par excellence, today. Dan led the students through a plant guild design exercise. We spread compost tea and took soil samples. This morning our host Jeff Rabkin and former student Victor Suarez led a discussion on starting Crazy Rooster Farm and dealing with the intricacies of raising [...]
The course at Crazy Rooster in Wisconsin continues: digging swales, sheep wool sheet mulching (otherwise know as “sheep” mulching), scythes, design, rain, thunder and lightning (nitrogen), good food (again), and we are having the time of our lives! The sheep got out today! Round em up!
The course continues: biochar, rocket stoves, a-frames, pocket siting levels, lectures, etc. Great group, lovely farm, benevolent hosts.
We have been on the ground for less than two days and already we are full: good people, good food, and Permaculture! Enjoy these pics from the first day and a half.
Here we are up in the snow. After working in Texas earlier in the week (77 degrees), then back home to Carbondale, Il (55 degrees), and now in River Falls (first night below 20 degrees), one’s temperature guage becomes mighty caddywhampus. Well, so much for odd extremes weatherwise. We are having a blast here at [...]keep looking »