Pollinators | Winter Energy & Permaculture | Second Sunday 3.8.2015

We’re expecting a sunny, warmer day for Second Sunday with Pollinators (age 12-17) on March 8th.  Looks like a perfect day to experiment with some of the ideas we learned in a recent Permaculture course with Helen Loughrey.

WINTER ENERGY:  Exploring Permaculture
Second Sunday Pollinators
March 8, 2015, 2-4 pm
pre-register $15/workshop
Age 12-17

Please pre-register at http://gecgreenwich.org/pollinators.html

Dress warmly (we’ll split our time between the greenhouse, workshop, and outdoors).March_Pollinators_EnergyMarch_Pollinators_Winter Energy (pdf)

Thanks to your support, together we are planting seeds for lifelong learning, healthy living, and good stewardship.  Today is a great day to give, CLICK HERE for direct link to our page on Fairfield County Gives, and thanks again!

Resources for our experiments:

The Kelly Kettle:  http://www.kellykettle.com/

The Candle Powered Flower Pot Heater:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzKbFzUEWkA

Solar Power Water Pasteurization:  http://solarcooking.org/soda-bottle-pasteurizer.htm, http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Water_pasteurization

Heating Water with your compost pile:  http://waldenlabs.com/compost-water-heaters-from-jean-pain/

Permaculture courses:  http://www.geofflawton.com/sq/15449-geoff-lawton

Bonus*  A documentary recommendation shared by Helen:


One thought on “Pollinators | Winter Energy & Permaculture | Second Sunday 3.8.2015

  1. Some interesting quotes from the Documentary. Thanks for sharing, Helen:
    “Feeding ourselves, as oil goes into decline is clearly going to require a national effort… for my part, weaning this farm off fossil fuel is all I can do. The pioneers I’ve met recently are a big inspiration. Now I’ve learned to observe the land and work with it rather than fight against it. I’m fascinated to find out what species of grass we have, and how I can improve our pastures, and how we can make the most out of our trees…. who knows, in a couple of years we might even have a forest garden here… For any of these ideas to work it’s essential to continue preserving the farm’s wildlife and work even harder to encourage greater biodiversity.” – Farm for the Future


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