6th Annual Permaculture Festival and Skill Share at the Old Stone House & Washington Park
10am – 2pm

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Brick oven cooking

Music

Garden Walks – Food Forest, Pollinators,  Berry Yielding Shrubs, Herbs & Medicinals, Craft Plants, Compost, Flowers

Demos- Soap making, Plant-based Dye, Sheet Mulch, Foraged Boquets

Vendors

To participate contact: permie@earthlink.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

12th Annual SEED CELEBRATION & SWAP
Saturday, February 4th  .  10am- 3pm
The Old Stone House & Washington Park
(Btwn 5th & 4th Ave and 4th & 3rd St) BK 

Seeds, catalogs, gardeners. FREE
Seeds for trade and to buy – seedy potluck.

A tradition at the Old Stone House, the Seed Swap promotes community networking, seed preservation, food sovereignty and regenerative gardening practices.   A talk on seed saving starts the day at 10am and there will be catalogs from heirloom and organic seed companies to take home. You don't have to bring seeds to attend! 

Discover unusual seeds from the OSH gardens or purchase heirloom Art packs from Hudson Valley Seed Co., selected with urban needs in mind. Search our treasure house of donated seeds. We will have tea, catalogs, information and a table-space for making a community seed mosaic. We offer whole seeds to clean and take home, seeds for free.  Bring a seedy snack for potluck. Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Annual NYC Permaculture Festival & Skill Share
In Memory of Bill Mollison: 1928 – 2016
October 15, 2016
10am – 4pm at the Old Stone House & Washington Park
Park Slope, Brooklyn (btwn 4th and 5th Ave and 3rd and 4th St)

A full day of demonstrations, talks, hands-on learning, garden walks, art, music and more.

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5th ANNUAL PERMACULTURE FESTIVAL  & SKILL SHARE
October 15, 2016

This Festival is dedicated to Bill Mollison, co-founder and father-figure of the permaculture movement. Mollison gave birth to the body of knowledge he called Permaculture in the mid 70’s, with co-founder David Holmgren.  He traveled widely to spread the practices – teaching people how to feed themselves while restoring landscapes around the globe. He is revered in Vietnam where Permaculture was adopted as the national agricultural method: it is practiced in 140 countries by more than 3 million people and his work earned him a Right Livelihood Award in 1981. ”Australia and the world have lost one of its most influential thinkers on community-led approaches to sustainable development.  Author, educator, academic, researcher and innovative thinker, Bill Mollison, died peacefully in Hobart, Tasmania, on 24 September.” 

– from permaculture australia.org    see also: #Planted for Bill and

In Memory of Bill Mollison https://www.facebook.com/groups/618041141700206/

The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children.” – Bill Mollison

 

Music 

Fred Scholl & Friends, blues & rock

Food

10am Pirates, Princesses & Pancakes Park Slope Parents’ Benefit for OSH $10

Pizza! Brick Oven Brooklyn’s Jace Harker will fire up the outdoor oven 12 noon – 3pm
Indoor Activities 

10am  Festival Welcome & Moment of Silence in remembrance of Bill Mollison

10:30 Public Space: OSH Connecting the Commons

11:30am  Food Justice Roundtable with special guests Ruby Olisemeka of Harlem Grown and Jiwon Choi of Brooklyn Bears Garden

1pm Anthony B. Rodriguez with his film, Botanical Explorers: The Fruitful Forest

2:30 Open Source software for social organizing with Dana Skallman

Outdoor Walks 

Walks will meet on the west (playing field) plaza, rain or shine

10:30am Bouquets from Nature walk with Kim Fenwick

11am Making Smudge Sticks with Sage walk with Ini Udosen

12 noon Herb walk with Anandi Premlall

12:30pm Tree & Shrub Health walk with Aaron Smith

1pm Seed Collection walk with Marisa Prefer

2:30pm Forage & Tree Identification walk with Andrew Faust

3pm Garden walk with Jon Crow

3:30pm Herb walk with Sheryll Durrant
Field Activities
11am Posture Workshop with Eric Levinson, north garden
Marking Contour: stormwater mitigation techniques, west plaza throughout the day

Demonstrations, west plaza

10am Dying Fabric with Plants with Hester Griffin

1:30pm Job’s Tears Necklaces with Renée Peperone

2pm Herbal Syrup for Cold and Flu season with Elizabeth Scholl
3pm Natural Paints with Callen Zimmerman

Crafts & Organizations west plaza
Blue Lotus Botanicals, Liz Scholl, soaps and tinctures for sale
Heidi Vandiver, waxed sandwich wraps

Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, Seed mosaics
GreenwoodRobinson LLC, stormwater gardens
Kiki & Friends, Aromatherapy for Pets

Marisa Prefer, Herbal tinctures for sale

Red Bridge Studio, Tyshawn Henry hand printed fabrics, shirts & bags

The 100th Seed, nutrition, Seed cleaning and saving
350BK: Climate Justice is Social Justice

NYC Compost at Brooklyn Botanic Garden – near the Farm Garden

Mandala Farm – Edible & Medicinal Perennial Plants Nursery, west plaza 

Contacts

Blue Lotus Botanicals, Elizabeth Scholl: 
http://www.bluelotusbotanicals.com and facebook Blue Lotus Botanicals-Herbal Apothecary

NYC Compost at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Aaron Lee: 
http://www.bbg.org/gardening/composting

Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture: Sunday Platforms & Ethics for Children program

53 Prospect Park West, www.BSEC.org

350Brooklyn works locally to solve the climate crisis through education, organization, and direct action; an affiliate of the international climate group 350.org, and we sponsor protests and rallies, lobby days, community panels, film screenings, and reading groups. Visit 350brooklyn.org

Jiwon Choi, educator and gardener: jiwonny@gmail.com

 

Jon Crow: Community Gardens leader BANG Land Trust https://banglandtrust.org

 

Sheryll Durrant, Sustainable Flatbush, Community Outreach/Urban Farm Garden sheryll@sustainableflatbush.org

 

Andrew Faust: permaculture teacher and consultant; http://www.permaculturenewyork.com

 

Carlos Espinal, 100th Seed Project empowers communities in reconnecting with their food source through urban farming, gardening and green space initiatives.  www.100thseed.org 

 

Kim Fenwick, artist & events organizer: mailto:  kfenwick@theoldstonehouse.org

 

Hester Griffin, Urban farmer, gardener, educator, natural plant dyes: griffin.hester@gmail.com

 

Brick Oven Brooklyn, Jace Harker, organizer : http://meetup.com/brickovenbrooklyn/

 

New York Permaculture Exchange, Claudia Joseph, Director: Consulting and education:
 https://permaculture-exchange.org and permie@earthlink.net

 

Kiki & FriendsAromatherapy for pets – high quality products made from the finest ingredients with a full spectrum of benefits for your pets health, happiness and well-being.  www.kikisfriends.com

 

John Paul Learn, Mandala Farm: Edible and Medicinal Perennial Fruit, Nut, Vegetable, and Herb Nursery: http://www.mandala.farm 

 

Eric Levinson, Naturopath, CNHP:  
http://www.ericlevinson.com/advanced-biostructural-correction/

 

Ruby Olisemeka, Farm manager and educator, Harlem Grown harlemgrown.org

 

Elizabeth Onorato, Artist: e.onorato@verizon.net

Renée Peperone, BK ROT/ Know Waste Lands Compost & Wildlife Garden: bkrot.org

Permascape Design, Mark Scaramucci: mailto:m.scaramucci@gmail.com, http://www.permascapedesigns.com or https://www.facebook.com/permascapedesignsCO/

 

Marisa Prefer, educator, herbalist, artist marisaprefer@gmail.com

 

Anandi A. Premlall: Urban + International Permaculture Educator + Farmer. Doctor of Mama Earth.  Art + Wellness + Ecology about.me/aapremlall

 

Red Bridge Studio, Tyshawn Henry:  handprinted fabrics: Shopredbridgestudio.com

 

GreenwoodRobinson LLC, Samuel Robinson, stormwater mitigation gardens: http://www.greenwoodrobinson.com

 

Anthony Basil Rodriguez is a New York born independent photographer and filmmaker: https://vimeo.com/revofthought and Rodanthony46@yahoo.com

 

Aaron Smith, is a  NY Certified Arborist with Arborpolitan Inc. aaron@arborpolitan.com

 

Ini Udonsen, Green Educator: https://www.facebook.com/SacredAnomaly/

 

Heidi Vandiver, natural bees-waxed sandwich wraps: heidivandiver9@gmail.com

 

Annette Slonim, The Edible Schoolyard: www.edibleschoolyardnyc.org

 

Callen Zimmerman: Textile Arts Center callen@textileartscenter.com

 

THANK YOU!  Volunteers & Guild Members: Natalie Cushman, Michelle Bernardi, Jane Tomkiewicz, Adam Geriak, Annette Slonim, Elizabeth Onorato, Aaron Smith, Renee Peperone, Christian Hudon, Helen Zuman, Jace Harker, Dan Joseph, Mark Scaramucci, Elizabeth Royzman, Kathy Price, Bruce Cory 
Thank you! Old Stone House Staff:  Kim Maier, Maggie Webber, Mina Jones and Vik Bensen

THANK YOU! to Our Donors

2017 Permaculture Calendar by Scott Mann: show@thepermaculturepodcast.com 
and https://www.facebook.com/thepermaculturepodcast

2017 Forage and Feasting calendar:   http://www.botanicalartspress.com Also, find Foraging & Feasting:  A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi; illustrated by Wendy Hollender celebrating our local bounty and traditional foodways.  

Fishkill Farm CSA: http://www.fishkillfarms.com/  or https://www.facebook.com/fishkillfarms/

Be sure to check out our new Worm Bench in the North Garden: deposit your whole foods waste there. Processed food waste can be deposited in our curbside Organic Waste containers.

 

Feb 4, 2017 
12th Annual Seed Celebration and Swap

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The 2016 Seed Celebration & Swap!!! 
Our 11th Annual event, celebrating the renewal and hope of another gardening season. Alway Fun -Always Free!

For more information, contact permie@earthlink.net

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Don't let a little wind and some dampness keep you at home! John Paul Learn has free plants to give away and Kevin Nathaniel Hylton will be closing the day with acoustic African percussion. Crafts, skills training, lectures and trades are on! Saturday, Oct 3, come to the permaculture Skill Share Festival at the Old Stone House.

SKILL SHARE Festival 2015 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

*see extended notes for full explanations

10:15am – 11:30am outdoors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interactive Workshop*
with Artichoke Dance Co.’s Lynn Neuman

10:30 – 11am indoors
Earthen Plasters
with Mirielle Lamaine & Greg Todd

11am – 12pm indoors
Power Perennials: Superheroes in the Garden*

with upstate farmer Daphne Boss Ayalon

12pm – 1pm  indoors  Making Tinctures and Salves
with Liz Scholl of Blue Lotus Botanicals 

1pm – 1:30pm indoors & 1:30 – 2pm outdoors

Pollinators in Brooklyn Gardens

Talk and Field Walk with Garden Designer Cindy Goulder

2pm – 2:30pm indoor then 2:30 – 4pm outdoor

Forage: Food is Medicine
Talk indoors/outdoor field study with Dan de Lion

Brick Oven Baking with Jace Harker

Mending & Embellishing with Hester Griffin

MUSIC 

3pm Global Music Kevin Nathaniel Hylton

 

FIELD & TABLE – SKILL SHARES

10am – 12pm
Compost in the Farm Garden wih Pieranna Petroni

10:30am Urban Tree Health

Field study with professional arborist Aaron Smith

11am Sheet Mulch in the Farm Garden
with Elizabeth Onorato

John Paul Learn – plants for food forests

KID’S ZONE
Worm bin, garden stories, leaf art, seed cleaning & more 

with Sustainable Queens' Anandi Premali & Friends

Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture – Seed Mosaics

350.org Brooklyn

Transition Hub NYC & Dan Miner

Vokashi Kitchen Waste Solution – Japanese ferment

Gowanus Canal Conservancy Design Charrette

Mud Village's Ephemeral Piazza – outdoors*

Soaps, Salves & Tinctures – Blue Lotus Botanicals

MS 51– TerraCycle Collection with Rhonda Keyser

The Nomad9 Interdisciplinary MFA *

2015 SKILL SHARE @ The Old Stone House: Biographies, Contact Information & *Extended Notes

EARTH SKILLS TEACHERS

Daphne Boss Ayalon lives on Dingle Hill Flowers & Herbs farm, a holistic farm in the Catskills. She grows and wildcrafts essential medicinal herbs by practicing permaculture and beyond organic methods. The farm is also a sanctuary for native and endangered botanicals. dinglehill@outlook.com *Power perennials are the real workhorses in the garden, benefiting us and the ecosystem in multiple ways. This presentation offers some insights about their history, growing conditions, and uses. http://www.dinglehill.com

Cindy Goulder designs and installs residential gardens in Brooklyn and ecological landscape projects throughout the region.  She loves to share her love of nature! www.cindygo.net

Mireille Lamaine, co-founder of EarthWorks Natural Building, is a landscape and garden consultant. earthworksbuilding.com

Dan de Lion is an Earth Herbalist, Forager, Musician and Teacher dedicated to working with Nature to facilitate the reunion of the people with our planetary purpose. http://returntonature.us

Elizabeth Onorato is a master composter and accomplished artist.

Pieranna Pieroni is a BBG-trained master composter and Brooklyn Urban Gardener (BUG), who also teaches a garden-based urban sustainability summer program for New York City public high school students.

Anandi A. Premlall is a Certified Permaculture Educator and Earth Activist, as well as Sustainable Communities Consultant of Sustainable Queens (SustyQ). SustyQ promotes health and community engagement by integrating artistic creativity, holistic wellness practices, and ecological principles of building healing spaces.  www.facebook.com/SustyQ

Liz Scholl is a certified Master Herbalist and owner of Blue Lotus Botanicals, a locally based, herbal body care company. She teaches workshops in the New York/New Jersey area on a variety of gardening and herb related topics. liz@bluelotusbotanicals.com  

Greg Todd  is a permaculture practitioner active in the Imani gardens in Crown Heights.  www.green-Phoenix.org

MoS Collective http://www.moscollective.net
Dee Dee Maucher – designer, instigator and artist of the MoS Collective dd@moscollective.net
Shig Matsukawa shig@goodmicrobes.org

John Paul Learn resilient plants, propagation techniques http://sixtastes.weebly.com/

Jace Harker physicist http://www.meetup.com/Brick-Oven-Brooklyn/

Hester Griffin – mending, embellishments & natural dyes

ORGANIZATIONS AND COMPANIES
Artichoke Dance Co., based in Brooklyn, is known for humorous theatrical athleticism, innovative partnerships, engaging community programs and confronting contemporary social issues.  Under the direction of Lyn Nueman, the Company’s stage and site specific performance works have been presented in New York and across the country for nearly 20 years. http://www.artichokedance.org
* Trail of Trash is an interactive workshop for families and youth that will illuminate, through treasure hunt style gathering, interactive mapping, and physical movement, the pathways that trash follows in New York City. Led by Artichoke Dance Company, participants will also learn movements from Native American dances and rhythms to accompany the dances; culminating in a short performance piece with participants that illustrates the journey of trash and our connection with and responsibility for the earth.

Blue Lotus Botanicals is a small batch pure and organic herbal body care line, formulated by a Master Herbalist and handcrafted in Northern New Jersey. The products feature organic, locally grown and responsibly wildcrafted beneficial herbs, sustainably sourced plant based oils and butters, reusable packaging and are paraben, formaldehyde and phthalate free. http://www.bluelotusbotanicals.com

Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (BSEC) was founded in 1906 to create a supportive community within which people learn, grow, raise families, and act to create a better, more humane, and sustainable world for all. The Ethics for Children program at BSEC welcomes children of all ages into our Sunday program. http://www.bsec.org/

Gowanus Canal Conservancy http://www.gowanuscanalconservancy.org/
 

Vokashi & Vandra Thorburn Japanese fermented waste method – for all kinds of food waste – turns waste into a benefit. http://www.vokashi.com

MS 51 & Rhonda Keyser TerraCycle baby food pouch (Ella’s and & drink pouch collection by MS 51 parents – (fundraiser for a water bottle refill station at MS 51)

Transition Hub NYC & Dan Miner Transition is an approach to community networking that addresses the challenges we are facing with climate change and the new energy economy.     transition.nyc.hub@gmail.com, www.transitionnyc.org 

350Brooklyn Information on climate change and climate actions https://actionnetwork.org/groups/350-brooklyn

Mud Village's Ephemeral Piazza – outdoors http://www.moscollective.net

“The MudBall Ball”: a celebration of Symbiosis and Bioremediation with designer Dee Dee Maucher of MoS Collective: beneficial succession of water, air soil & (our)selves. Beneficial MudBalls Revitalizing Waterways with Dee Dee Maucher and Shig Matsukawa. Wendy Henry,( LAc and Registered Trainer of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) of Acupuncture Mobile Services seeks to bring acupuncture and imagery into community-based settings, offering both direct services and educational training:  Community Relief & Rebuilding through Education & Wellness.  Ted Hall make seed balls with wildflower seeds and microorganisms to revitalize and repair our urban landscapes. ted@seedball.us

The Nomad9 Interdisciplinary MFA is a low-residency MFA that has been designed with a permaculture ethos. Stop by to learn more about how this grad program brings together art, ecology, and the study of place. Created for artists with roots in their communities, this low residency program has some full and partial scholarships available.  www.nomad9mfa.org

MUSIC

Kevin Nathaniel – a visionary musical artist. Using the voice and ancient instruments, Kevin Nathaniel resonates healing songs of unity and love in some of the grooviest ways possible!
 

THANK YOU! Park Slope Permaculture Guild Members and the many, many Individuals who volunteer their time & good spirits! Thank you to Fishkills CSA for donating fruit. The Old Stone House supports permaculture and the public commons.  Become a Friend of OSH: http://theoldstonehouse.org/support/donate/
Join the NY Permaculture  Exchange list service new-york-permaculture-exchange+subscribe@googlegroups.com free
Park Slope Permaculture Guild  https://www.facebook.com/groups/837162853030540/

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10th Annual Seed Swap & Celebration!
Saturday, February 7, 2015 
at The Old Stone House
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
10am – 3pm free

This joyous event is for everyone – from beginners to the most experienced landscapers and gardeners. We offer a variety of heirloom seeds for sale as well as organic seed collected from the gardens of the Old Stone House. OSH specializes in wildflower seed for pollinators and vegetables that are appropriate for urban gardens. Perhaps most importantly, we grow community by offering a place for gardeners to gather and exchange information. Hands-on demonstrations, sales, educational materials, books to browse, seed transplanting, compost tutorials.

This annual event brings together gardeners of all stripes to engage in the traditional activity of trading seeds.  Our seed heritage is as old as our love of great food and Brooklyn gardeners are savvy to the benefits of top quality, organic seeds. Heirloom varieties of tomatoes, lettuce, and root crops as well as more esoteric and ethnically diverse items such as asian greens and amaranth will be featured. The beautifully packaged Hudson Valley Seed Library seed will be available for purchase as well as selections from Fedco’s politically correct line of non-GMO seeds. Treasures from the Old Stone House gardens will include native flowers that support bees and butterflies. Demonstrations on starting seed and transplanting seedlings, sprouting greens, seed cleaning, making seed balls, and how to make compost will be running at tables throughout this event. Plenty of gardeners will be available to answer your garden questions.This event is suitable for both children and adults.
 
Zach Pickens wil discuss the differences between open pollinated, hybrid, and GMO seeds, seed saving, and the unique aspects of urban cultivation at 10am to begin the event.
 

The goals of the Seed Celebration & Swap event are to:

•   Engage people of all ages and backgrounds in learning to growing plants
•   To offer planting, care, harvest and seed collection information
•   Promote permaculture (sustainable design for human communities)
•   Build and strengthen community relationships & community resilience 
 

Information About Event Organizers:

The Old Stone House theoldstonehouse.org

The New York Permaculture Exchange permaculture-exchange.org

The Park Slope Permaculture Guild: The Permaculture-Exchange was founded in 1998 by Claudia Joseph, a permaculture teacher, consultant and community gardener, to facilitate the free exchange of ideas, materials and labor pertaining to permaculture and its basic principles of care, respect and fair share. As the Director of Environmental Programs at the Old Stone House, Claudia has designed and installed a permanent useful landscape with students, apprentices and volunteers as well as programs and events that promote community sustainability. Ms. Joseph has offered Permaculture certificate programs since 2001 and also teaches Organic Landscaping Techniques at the New York Botanical Garden. 

The Park Slope Permaculture Guild supports permaculture actions and relationships in our community and hosts 2 events each year, the Fall Permaculture Festival & Skill-share and the Spring Seed Celebration & Swap 2014

NYC Permaculture Festival on September 20, 2014 Skill sharing, health & wellness services, a barter market, a gift circle, a talk about soil nutrition & climate change, live music and a picnic dinner at 6pm. This year’s event will be held in solidarity with the Climate Change Convergence planned for September 19th-September 21 across New York City. For more details on the March scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21,visit: globalclimateconvergence.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Face Book Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/349845205168042/?ref=5

9th Annual Spring Seed Celebration & Swap 2014
February 8, 10am – 3pm
The Old Stone House in Washington Park, Park Slope, BK
(5th Ave & 3rd St) (4th& 9th R, F, G) B63

Seed planting information, GMO education, catalogs & books to browse, seed sales and swaps, compost tutorials, gardeners!

 

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Sunday, November 3, 2013
10am – 4pm
2nd Annual Permaculture Festival and 5th Annual Pumpkin Smash!
Skill share: Gardening, Health and Homesteading
Crafts, food, music, & community circles

"Dividing perennials, and uniting gardeners!"

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