Edible and Symbiotic Mushrooms for Your Garden With Sam Gerhard

Do you love cooking with mushrooms? Have you always wanted to grow your own but it just sounded a little complicated? This is your chance to get a straightforward introduction. Come learn the benefits of mushrooms for your garden and yourself! Enjoy an afternoon with hands-on learning including inoculating oyster mushrooms on straw bales, cardboard, leafs, and wood!

Date: April 28, 2018

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Chasing Waterfalls: How to Aerate Your Pond With Sam Gerhard

Don’t stick to the rivers and lakes you’re used to! Learn how to improve your pond system. We offer a hands-on approach in how to build a beautiful and functional waterfall addition to a habitat pond system with an integrated constructed wetlands bio-filter. Understand why ponds need aeration and how to accomplish this gracefully.

Date: May 19, 2018

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Advanced Drip Irrigation With Robert Kourik

Got water? One of our most precious natural resources, water has become a hot topic in recent years; how do we irrigate efficiently, how do we use this resource to maximize our benefits and minimize our use?  How often to irrigate is a topic of great debate. You don’t want to miss this 2-day experiential workshop. Come out and get your hands dirty with the latest data-driven methods. We’ve asked Robert Kourik, the best in the industry, to share these water conservation systems with you. He literally wrote the book on advanced drip irrigation! An important subject is the use of evapotranspiration (ET) data to schedule irrigation times. A theory as to why the integration of ET-based irrigation might work on a daily basis will be presented. This workshop will cover basic and advanced irrigation theories, practices, design and install.

Date: May 26-27, 2018

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Permaculture Skills Center Site Tour With Erik Ohlsen

Date: June 9, 2018

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Fire Series: Part 1

What is fire ecology and how do we sustainably live in our natural fire regime? What can we do individually? What can we do collectively? This training will explore land management techniques for living in fire-prone areas. Whether your land burned in the Complex Fire or never in your lifetime, learn directly from foresters, conservation specialists, grassland managers and fire ecologists.

This event will host several panelists including experts from the Sonoma Resource Conservation District, Santa Rosa Junior College and Pepperwood Preserve, Sweetgrass Grazing, and more. Each giving a brief presentation, followed by a moderated panel discussion and finally we will open to questions from the public.

We understand that the reality of our fire ecology is fresh in the minds of our community members- those who lost their homes and those that did not. This discussion may posit controversial ideas learned in the aftermath of the Complex Fire. Some might even say “radical.” We believe science-based approaches and those that bring us in closer harmony with natural systems are all worth discussing. We come together to learn, to discuss various approaches, and to respectfully debate views. Come with your questions!

Date: June 2, 2018

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Summer Solstice Yoga Camp for Kids with Lauren Ohlsen

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Date: June 19-29, 2018

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Carbon Farming

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Date: Early July

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Fire Series: Part 2
Indigenous Wisdom of Fire

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Date: Mid July

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Sustainable Flowers: Growing & Arranging Your Passion

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Date: Late July

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Advanced Food Forest Design & Installation

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Date: Late July

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Fire Series: Part 3
Watershed Protection in the Fire Zone

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Date: August

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Advanced Rainwater Harvesting
With Brock Dolman, Erik Ohlsen & Sebastian Bertsch

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Date: Late August

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Holistic Seed Stewardship Workshop With Rowen White

This is the second seed workshop in a two-part series hosted at the Permaculture Skills Center with our guest Rowen White. Until just a few generations ago, seed stewardship was an integral part of every farm and garden. Now most people purchase seeds to start their gardens instead of planting culturally and regionally important heirloom seeds. This workshop is a holistic, indigenous permaculture-based approach to seed stewardship that honors the many layers of seed culture. We cover everything from practical hands-on skills to cultural context and memory, with guiding principles that are rooted in an indigenous ecology of interconnected relations.

Date: September 1-2, 2018

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Permaculture Skills Center Site Tour with Erik Ohlsen

Date: September 15, 2018
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Fire Series: Part 4
Protect Your Home and Yourself From Fire

Date: Late September
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Women in Farming Symposium with Caiti Hachmyer

Date: October 13, 2018
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Living Resiliency: Building Personal and Community Capacity with Kerry Brady & Brad Kammer

In this current planetary moment, we are presented with an extraordinary opportunity to create a truly regenerative Earth and thriving human communities. To do so, it is essential that we find ways to support ourselves, individually and collectively, to be effective instruments of change. Given what we face and all many of us live within our day to day lives, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Living Resiliency teaches tools, based on cutting edge research, about the brain and our biology, that increase our resiliency and ability to adapt to change. This course is for mental health practitioners looking to further their skills in working with clients, or any person looking to develop tools to bring into their own lives and communities.

Date: November 3-4, 2018

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