Palmer Arctic Permaculture Series

We have 7 seats remaining for the series:

We suggest taking all three classes together (there is also a discount)!

 

Register Below!

Permaculture Design/Site Analysis/Microclimate: $30.00

March 28, 2019

We will learn how to locate the perfect placement for a new garden or enhance the design of an existing one. Learn the skills you need to create your own Permaculture Garden designs.

By applying the fundamental Permaculture design process, we will locate the existing microclimates on your property. Defining microclimates increases the diversity of food crops we can grow in the Arctic.

Soil: Regenerative Theory $30.00

April 11, 2019

Healthy soil is the foundation for healthy food crops. Come and learn as we venture “below” and learn how to care for the delicate yet persistent soil food web. We will learn cost effective ways to determine our soil type, pH, texture, soil tilth and how to care for your soil regeneratively.

Seed Starting: We provide the seeds and the soil: $45.00

April 25, 2019

We supply the seeds and the soil!

Organic, Heirloom and open pollinated varieties. Everyone will go home with at least 72 seed starts.

Starting seeds can extend the growing season 4-6 weeks! Learn how to provide your starts the nutrition and care they need.

Our first three classes will be held indoors at the Annex in Palmer from 6:30pm-8:30pm!

The Annex is located at 247 S Alaska St!

Permaculture Design

One of our most popular classes! Please join us as we learn how to use Permaculture to design our growing spaces!

$30.00

Soil: Regenerative Theory

There is so much to learn about soil. Come explore organic, regenerative and nature inspired soil care.

$30.00

 

Seed Starting Class

We provide the seeds and the soil! Everyone will go home with a minimum of 72 seed starts! Heirloom, organic, open pollinated- you can save the seed!

$45.00

 

Discounted Three Class Series

Because we are so grateful, please accept our offer of a $15 savings for our first three classes.

$90.00

Oh the places we will grow!

This has been quite the year! We had many opportunities for growth, maturity and enrichment.

We made some mistakes and we had so many successes. We are solidifying our dreams and as we walk through the process, the dreams seems to change.

There is no greater satisfaction for us (in regards to community) to be a part of people learning how to grow their own food in a matter that is regenerative. The food is nourishing and enhances the local environment.

As we move into 2019, we have access to nearly 4 acres of land to hold our classes, grow food, enhance the land and teach Permaculture! What an amazing gift we have been given.

Please join us as we navigate this new adventure. We are so happy to share this will all of  you!

The Farm!!!

Starting in the Spring of 2019, we will be teaching AND farming! There is so much fun and excitement to look forward to in the coming season!

Stay tuned!

Arctic Permaculture Online!

We create an online version of our “live” classes. We also provide free consulting for the class and answer any question you may have!!

 

You can pay with Paypal, debit or credit cards!

Online Presentations

Unable to come to the live class? Presentations are tailored so they can be viewed online. Questions are welcomed!

$10.00

Here is our class schedule: If you would like to take a class, please add the # of classes to your cart. Please email us the list of classes you like as our check out function is rather simple.

 

Permaculture Design/Site Analysis/Microclimates

We will learn how to locate the perfect placement for a new garden or enhance the design of an existing one. By applying the fundamental Permaculture design process, we will locate the existing microclimates on your property. Defining microclimates increases the diversity of food crops we can grow in the Arctic.

Soil: The Food Web/Types/Properties

Healthy soil is the foundation for healthy food crops. Come and learn as we venture “below” and learn how to care for the delicate yet persistent soil food web. We will learn cost effective ways to determine our soil type, pH, texture and soil tilth.

Prepare for Planting: Mulch/Water

Food growing spaces need preparation before direct sow or transplanting. Knowing the steps and the systems to install early in the season will save us time (so we can fish)! Following several Permaculture techniques, we will explore all the benefits that mulch ha stop offer. Most mulch material we can obtain for free! Water is a critical resource especially in the dry summers under the midnight sun. We will learn how to use water catchment in our growing spaces.

Transplanting: Hardening Off/Compost

Right around this time everyone is ready to set those beautiful starts outside….NOT YET! Transplants need a gradual introduction to the Summer Sun. We make the hardening off process easy. In this class we will also explore composting in depth with free recipes and how to guides to ensure a safe and healthy compost!

Greenhouse Gardening

We play the role of Mother Nature when we grow in the greenhouse. Learn expert tips of proper humidity, water, amendments and hand pollination.

Soil Amendments/Integrative Pest Management

Feed the soil web! We will make our own fertilizers! Integrating beneficial insects into our garden reduces the need to use pesticides!

Plant Health: Vitality

What is wrong with my plant? We will explore plant deficiencies and how to correct them. Its not too late to save your crop!

We post new classes every other week!

Fun Family Activity with SEEDS!

Folks! A fun family activity to do with your children! Seed Tape! Our five year really enjoyed this!

For all small seed where spacing is critical to development: carrots, lettuce, beets and turnips…..any many others!

Supplies:

2 ply toilet paper
Flour
Water
Straw
Seeds

Tear toilet paper for the length of growing space desired. We did 4ft sections.

Seperate the layers of toilet paper. Each layer is one tape!

Mix together 3/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup water (this is the glue) and it should be the consistency of pancake batter).

Use your straw (anything would work here but the straw was a little more fun) and place a drop of “glue” onto each square of toilet paper.

Next, plant your seeds! One seed on each glue spot would be ideal but it will still work if there is more!

Lay the seed tape flat for about 2-3 hours until the “glue is dry”.

Once completely dry, roll up the tape, place in a bag, label and you have seed tape!!

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