Global Community Resilience Specialist, John Croft is coming to the Okanagan
Monday October 14 - Kelowna Town Hall Meeting – 7pm – 1310 Bertram Street, Kelowna at the Unitarian Fellowship
Free Town Hall Meetings with global change maker, John Croft on his community building Dragon Dreaming method and how we can prepare for the Great Turning. John has assisted thousands of individuals who have gone on to develop over 1500 projects worldwide. Transition Towns are just one of the projects and they have 1130 initiatives in 43 countries. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet and discuss community resilience and the coming transition to a more sustainable system with one of the most sought after experts on community development.
Tuesday October 15 – Penticton Town Hall Meeting - 7PM 760 Main Street, Penticton at the Shatford Centre
Introduction to Dragon Dreaming Workshop - October 18-20th – Shatford 760 Main Street Penticton
John Croft has assisted individuals and organizations in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Australia, Africa, Canada, USA, Eastern and Western Europe to develop over 1500 successful projects that are good for the Earth and build communities.
When Rob Hopkins wanted to start Transition Towns, he had John facilitate a Dragon Dreaming workshop, and the result was an amazingly successful Dragon Dreaming project that has impacted millions of people and hundreds of cities all over the planet.
Dragon Dreaming helps individuals develop successful projects for the Great Turning by using the power of dreaming and vision. During the four project stages – Dreaming, Planning, Doing and Celebration a playful approach is used in order to access the collective wisdom, engage and diminish burnout of the team. Inspired by Deep Ecology, The Work That Reconnects by Johanna Macy, wisdom of Australian aboriginal people and by modern Systems Theory, the process places a high value to personal growth, resulting in empowered people, and outrageously successful projects.
All who seek to “awaken” – lead a meaningful life – or make a difference will benefit from this transformational workshop. No matter whether you are involved in your community or not, whether you are already engaged in personal or collective projects, or are only tentatively dreaming about an idea, Dragon Dreaming can help. help.
Discover how to dance with you dragons and make 100% of your dreams come true! This is John’s only workshop this year in Canada.
$200 per person. Limited seating. For more information, or to register, call 250-770-7668, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.osarts.com
The “Growing Garlic and Saying Goodnight” course did not take place on Sunday September 29 and is instead being offered on Saturday, October 5th, 1 – 3 PM. There is room for two or three more people, so if you’d like to attend, please email email@example.com as soon as possible.
The October 6 Cleanup and Potluck is from 2 to 6 PM, with dinner being about 5. Participants are asked to bring gloves, plate and cutlery, something for the potluck and a chair. And dress warmly! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a very good event for non-members to attend to find out what the Penticton Urban Agriculture Association is all about.
Our last course is on Monday October 7th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Cameron Baughen will be opening “A Real Can of Worms” and demonstrating how they make compost out of newspaper and kitchen scraps. This workshop takes place at the RDOS office on Martin Street. Please email email@example.com to register.
Sept 29 1-3 PM
Growing Garlic and Saying Goodnight: Planting Garlic and Preparing the Garden for Winter with Brenda Lende Those of you who attended Brenda’s spring course on bedding plants and went home with a headful of gardening tips know that this will be another opportunity to gain from Brenda’s years of gardening experience.
Oct 7 6:30-7:30 PM
A Real Can of Worms: An Introduction to Vermiculture with Cameron Baughen,RDOS Solid Waste Management Co-ordinator Learn how to let earthworms do your composting for you! Cameron is always perfecting his technique and loves to share it. Note: this class will be held at the RDOS office.
A Taste of the Arts
Spend an evening at the historic Shatford Centre with people who love and support the arts, while enjoying savoury and sweet culinary delights, silent auctions and
entertainment. Taste For The Arts 2013 POSTER
2nd Annual Garden Cleanup and Harvest Potluck
After taking Brenda’s course, the garden cleanup will be easy and we can all enjoy another dinner as amazing as last year’s. You’ll want to be there! Time and other details TBA.
Courses at C.URB
Learn to grow your own food organically!
Aug 24 9-10AM Polyculture 101: Cultivating resilience, beauty and diversity with Garden Guardians and Companion Planting with Ryan Foster, Permaculturist
You’ve heard the term “Permaculture” before, but can you explain what it means? After you take this course, you’ll be able to. You’ll know more about Companion Planting than “Carrots Love Tomatoes.” And you’ll recognize a “Garden Guardian” when you see one! Definitely not to be missed.
PRESENTED BY PENTICTON URBAN AGRICULTURE ASSOCIATION
For info and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-494-8244
$10/hour Courses FREE for Members !
The Rammed Earth Course is BACK!
Interested in learning how to build with earth?! Learn rammed-earth construction basics. Help build a bench at the Center for Urban Agriculture.
Sunday, July 28, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Course price is $45 per person
Please book by emailing Kathryn McCourt email@example.com
And join us for a tour Vancouver Hill Community Garden:
PUAA members have been invited to tour Penticton Community Gardens on Vancouver hill. Come and learn from others’ efforts with CG Vice-President Rebecca Ogden.
At the Community Gardens 2:00PM.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens Proudly Presents:
Autumn Garden Tour of Private Residences of Summerland
Follow the link below to the poster for more information!
Creative ‘Food Forester’ Teaching June 22 & 23
Renowned Food Forester, Richard Walker, will be instructing on June 22nd and 23rd at the Shatford Centre. Space is limited, so we encourage you to research this amazing gardening process and decide whether you would like to attend as soon as possible.
Maybe you’ve read the recent UN report recognizing perennials as essential in creating sustainable food sources…
Or maybe you realized what many gardeners, farmers and people around have discovered…
Food Forest gardening provides food, fiber, fuel and medicine with lower maintenance and cost over time.
Whatever you’ve heard, food forest gardening is a method of gardening based on natural forest systems that, when mature, need little to no fertilizing, watering or maintenance.
Go to this link: http://www.permaculturebc.com/Richard-Walker-Food-Forestry-Spring-Victoria-2013 to learn more about this opportunity.
The workshop will be held from 9 am to 5 pm, June 22nd & 23rd. Cost is $200. For additional information and to register, go to http://www.osarts.com or contact Shatford Centre Okanagan School of the Arts at 250-770-7668 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard started as an organic farmer in Alberta. Not an easy task in the early 70′s in conservative Alberta. He applied his organic farming skills to 3 acres of bare horse pasture where 25 years later stood a lush self-sustaining forest garden. With over 400 nut trees, seven stories of food, fiber, fuel and medicinal bearing perennial plants and vines, this is a, if not the, premier food forest in Canada.
Having converted a degraded piece of land into an abundant mix of rare, unique nut, fruit and medicinal plants from all over the world, he is one of Canada’s most experienced food foresters. We are incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to learn from Richard. He’s a practicing gardener, plant breeder and herbalist.
Canada Permaculture Organic Leaf: His food forest was and is so successful that as students we can save years of trial and error by learning from him. This course attracts some of the leaders in the fields of permaculture, organic gardening, food forestry, urban homesteading and sustainability. The wealth of knowledge brought by the course participants will add to this unique opportunity to learn, share and network with others involved with regenerative land care.
Richard Walker will be instructing on June 22nd & 23rd!
PUAA members have been busy bees this spring! Lots of progress was made last week at a work party at C.URB. Check out the action below!
We had another successful course last Saturday:
Brenda Lende of Naramata presented the third of our Courses at C.URB, all about how to use and look after bedding plants. There were eight in attendance, including three new members. (Welcome, Dale, Norma and Jack!) Brenda offered many good ideas for sheltering new plants and protecting them from weather, quail and other dangers. Lots of good questions were asked and answered, stories were shared, and PUAA ended up with a new bed of cauliflower.
Michael Ableman, co-owner of The Centre for Arts, Ecology, and Agriculture at Foxglove Farm, Salt Spring Island, is speaking at the Meadlowlark Festival on the urban food revolution and agricultural conservation easements.
The talk, and a panel on sustainable land use, is Thursday May 16, 6-9 pm, at the Shatford Centre and the cost is $10.
Purchase tickets online at http://www.meadowlarkfestival.bc.ca or Shatford Centre, Wed. and Sat. noon-2 pm.
Monday April 22 was Earth Day - did you celebrate? PUAA did!
Our aim is to make earth day every day. Get your green on and join us at one of our upcoming courses. Interested in volunteering? Contact us to learn you can help. Not a member yet? Join PUAA to help increase local food security in Pentiction and make your contribution to earth day at the same time.
Small Potatoes Course
Nine hardy people braved cloudy skies and a cold wind to learn about planting onions, potatoes, asparagus, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries at C.URB on April 20.
They cut seed potatoes, planted onion sets, leeks and strawberry and raspberry plants and dug ditches and holes for asparagus and blueberries. Several people even stayed after the course to discuss seeding times. Now that’s a passion for gardening!
Join us at our next course May 4th – check out our course page for more details.
Garden Boxes for Sale at C.URB
PUAA is selling garden boxes as a fundraiser.
They are 2′ 8″ x 4′ x 6″ high and we have many for sale for $20 each. Great deal!
Email email@example.com or bring $20 to a course date to pick up your garden box.