Category Archives: Education

Education: A New Presentation

This will be a busy weekend. As you know I am giving my well practiced Composting 101 talk at the Make Share Do Summit at Ground Floor Farm Saturday. On Monday evening there is a free event also at Ground Floor Farm called Green Circles. It is from 6pm to 7:30pm, and I understand Alison from

Education: Homesteading, Self Reliance, Interdependence

If you are interested in homesteading, self reliance, and interdependence, you might be interested in the Make Share Do Summit at the Ground Floor Farm in downtown Stuart this weekend December 4,5, and 6, 2015.  They have worked to bring in many presenters for Saturday when they will offer 4 different classes for each of

Education: Two Class Offerings, November 2015

It is November, and the heat and humidity, after a brief hiatus, are back upon us and we who have been here all summer and who endure these subtropical summers outdoors, do so knowing that by the time November comes we will have our windows open and cool dry breezes will waft through the house to

Education: Planting Seeds Workshop

In September we the hardy souls depicted in this Layer Mound Gothic worked together to create this Keyhole Layer Mound Garden at Mark Stanley’s back yard. This Saturday, October 17, 2015, our next offering at the Mark Stanley Permaculture Homestead Garden is the Planting Seeds Workshop. People who attend will be offered basic information about seeding

Education: Layer Mound Workshop

It’s still hot here in S. Florida, but the day time temps have dropped a few degrees, and I can feel a dry breeze that is new to my days on the ladder at the chicken enclosure. Today is the autumnal equinox, the length of days and nights is nearly equal. We are four days from the full

Education: Planning The Summer Garden

Planning The Summer Garden is key for Florida gardeners as this is our opportunity to go fallow in the garden, grow summer annual crops or to plant green mulch, and cover crops. This class will help you to decide which to do, and how to go about it. We will also cover some of the many perennial leaf crops we can grow here for our summer table greens.

Education: The Backyard Ecosystem

Another way for you to save the world from the comfort of your own back yard, The Backyard Ecosystem builds on the idea that a balanced ecosystem requires less work for the gardener, fewer inputs and entirely negates any need for synthetic fertilizers and interventions against pests infestations. This classroom presentation is the second to last

Education: What Is A Food Forest

This is a fun classroom Prezie presentation by Lucie Burke. Focusing on extensive rather than intensive food production systems. Find out how you can create a food forest in your yard, have lots of easy food and nurture the ecology of your yard all at once.

Education: Composting 101Friday November 14, 10am

In continuation of A Year In The Permaculture Garden series, Lucie and I will be presenting Composting 101 at Leisure Square Community Center 3705 16th St. Vero Beach Florida 32960 on Friday morning at 10am in the Tuff Room. This class is designed to enrich your understanding of composting whether you are a first time composting novice or an

Education: A Year In The Permaculture Garden At Leisure Square Vero Beach

Lucie and I will be presenting a series of 8 classes at Leisure Square in Vero Beach starting October 25 and running through June 2015. Each class will have two parts, classroom and practicum which can be taken separately or together though some practicum units will be less impactful without the classroom understanding. As a

Education: Food Forest Presentation in Vero Beach, Florida

Understanding the Food Forest, and employing Forest Guilds for Florida: Find out how you can do your part to save our world.

Education: Another Layer Mound Workshop in Sebastian, Florida

Lucie and I are presenting another Layer Mound Workshop. This one will be at the Sebastian/Roseland yard of Joann McGrath. The property is on a sandridge, and this workshop will be the first bit of work we will be doing on this yard, though we expect to be helping Joann to transform her property to

Education: Planting Seeds Workshop

Two weeks ago we built a layer mound in our Layer Mound Workshop at Mark Stanley’s garden in Vero. Saturday we will be having a Planting Seeds Workshop. We will spend some time learning a bit about planting seeds, about different types of companion plantings, and poly-culture, and then we will plant Mark’s seeds in

Education: Another Layer Mound Workshop in Vero Beach

Due to popular demand and because the timing is right we are presenting the Lasagna Layer Mound Workshop again. This class will take place at the garden of Mark Stanley in South Vero, on Sunday November 3, at 9am and will go to approximately noon. The cost of this workshop is $20 to help cover

Education: Layer Mound Workshop in Vero Beach, Florida

Lucie and I will be presenting a Layer Mound Garden class and workshop Saturday August 24, at 10am at the Peak Health and Fitness project location in Vero Beach, Florida. Come take the class, have a live organic vegan juice on us, and learn hands on how to layer up a garden for an instant

Education: Planting The Summer Garden In Florida

    Slow Food Gold and Treasure Coast is offering a series of garden classes. On Sunday April 28th at 1pm to 3pm I will be presenting Planting The Summer Garden In Florida. This class will be held at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in the old house at the back of the property. It is a

Education: Living In A Watershed

Join Heathcote Botanical Gardens and its community partners for Living in a Watershed, an Interactive Workshop and five-part series to begin September 30th. Through seminars, guided tours and hands-on activities the workshop facilitates an understanding of watersheds and the threats that our local rivers and estuaries face. Participants will learn strategies for protecting our vital water resources – beginning right in their own backyards. As part of the course’s $50 fee, participants will receive a rain barrel and a membership to Heathcote Botanical Gardens. Sessions meet on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register call (772) 464-4672.

Education: Making A Garden Plan Class @ Heathcote Botanical Gardens

I will be presenting a garden planning class 10 AM Saturday August 11, 2012 at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in the office meeting room in the old house. Participants will make an actual plan on paper. We will learn about choosing a garden location, orientation of the garden, crop successions, preparing gardens and soil, companion plants,

Education: Workshop For Permies Coming In July.

On Saturday July 21st 2012 from 9am to 3pm join us for a one-day introduction and interactive experience to learn about permaculture at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Ft. Pierce with Tia Meer, permaculturalist and founder of Simple Living Institute from Orlando, FL. This workshop will focus on the project of transitioning the annual vegetable garden to a perennial food forest. We will cover permaculture ethics, principals, site survey, and site design and get our hands dirty and put permaculture into practice by designing and installing an edible perennial garden on site.

Education: Layer Mound Class At Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Starting A Garden Suddenly: 9 am Saturday June 23, 2012 The No Dig Lasagna Layer Mound and The Layer Cake Mound. Learn how to make easy garden beds to grow delicious healthy vegetables in Florida. You will learn how to find the components for the layers, the dimensions for the mounds and how best […]