Friday, January 09, 2009

Want hands on experience with ecological gardening and permaculture?

Picture 4.pngAre you interested in learning the skills needed to live a more self-sufficient and sustainable life? Concerned about climate change and peak energy? Ready to get your hands dirty?

Come for a visit to our permaculture homestead amongst the woodlands of mid-Missouri. We’re looking for energetic folks interested in a cooperative, hands-on learning experience.

You’ll learn about ecological gardening while you help us expand and maintain our food forest. As we implement the various elements of our permaculture design you’ll also learn about:
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Chickens in the garden
  • Humanure composting

Other activities that we hope to explore and are still learning about ourselves include:

  • Food preservation and storage methods such as drying, fermenting, smoking and canning
  • Bee keeping
  • Wild plant identification, use, and preparation
  • Candle making
  • Woodworking

Perhaps you have a skill to teach? We’re always looking for new self sufficiency skills!

Our project is less than a year old so our accommodations are a bit rough at the moment. While we can provide a beautiful campsite in the woods or near our lake you will need to provide your own tent and other camping gear. You’ll also have easy access to our well for water and solar showers. We also have an outhouse.

While you will have access to produce from the gardens and surrounding woodland we cannot provide other meals. We can provide you with a weekly ride into town for food shopping as well as a lake full of fish.

While we hope and expect to work hard we also take plenty of time off for rest and relaxation. With over one hundred acres we have more than enough land for a long walk or nestle in the shaded nook of a cedar tree and read a good book or nap!

We currently have three openings for stays of 2 to 6 weeks, possibly longer. If you are interested in learning more or would like to sign-up please get in touch: geekinthegarden at gmail

You can also download a pdf of the fancy flier I conjured up!


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