PermaBlitz #4!

Registration is Open!

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PermaBlitz #4 will be held at a rural residence in Paradise, CA. The location will be provided upon RSVP confirmation.

PB#4 is open to a limited number of Participants, please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible to ensure your spot! See below to view our RSVP ticket types and when FREE registration is open. RSVP here: https://permablitz-4.eventbrite.com

We will be implementing several facets of a recently completed permaculture design for the PermaBlitz Host and site.

Projects & Activities may vary from list below.

PROJECTS:

  • Plant out a berm with native plants and install drip irrigation
  • Prepare a food forest for later planting
  • Layout a keyhole garden bed
  • Build a pad for a rainwater collection tank, connect downspout and, if time, place the tank

ACTIVITIES:

  • Build 4-5 worm towers in raised beds using 4-6” pipe
  • Inoculate logs placed for erosion control w/mushroom spawn
  • Build bug hotel and talk about their benefits to garden ecosystem
  • Build lizard habitat using existing materials (rocks/wood etc.) and talk about their benefits to garden ecosystem
  • Build a birdbath out of existing materials to increase pollinators/birds
  • Build a children’s play feature out of existing materials (music wall, stepping stone hopscotch, climbing structure… TBD)

COST: You must Register to attend

We have 5 RSVP ticket types:

  1. ‘Paid PB#4 RSVP’: Paid registration is open 8/23/2018. $20 and the Eventbrite fee will support this and future PermaBlitzes and secure your spot now.
  2. ‘Early Access PB#4 RSVP’: Free registration opens 10/1/2018 to those who qualify based on attendance (see more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/permablitz-2018/).
  3. ‘PermaBlitz #4 RSVP’: Free registration opens 10/8/2018 to the general community.
  4. ‘Donation PB#4 RSVP’: Donation RSVP’s open 10/8/2018. We will happily accept donations if you choose to contribute to this and future PermaBlitzes.
  5. ‘Volunteer PB#4 RSVP’: ticket link is sent to registered volunteers. See below for details on how to volunteer for PB#4.

*PB#4 REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 10/13/2018*

VOLUNTEER for PB#4!

We need several volunteers to help us Set up and Clean up at the ‘Blitz. All volunteers receive free registration and early access. To ensure you get the RSVP ticket link emailed to you make sure to follow the instructions on the Volunteer Sign Up page here: https://www.volunteersignup.org/Q8EYH.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Paper, clipboard, and pens/pencils
  • Gloves and sturdy shoes
  • Water bottle in a non-glass container
  • Plate, utensils, cup and napkin
  • We will have some items available to use but if you have your own you can bring: chair(s) or blanket for sitting, shovel, hand pruners, and trowel

PARKING:

  • THERE IS LIMITED PARKING! Please plan on carpooling!
  • We can set up a shuttle from the Paradise Park & Ride to the PermaBlitz site if there is interest
  • We will set up a carpool from Chico [at the Chico Park and Ride, Highway 32 at Fir Street –east side]
  • Please let us know when you RSVP if you will carpool and/or use the PB shuttle

MISC:

  • LUNCH will be provided by the Host; please let us know if you have special dietary requirements when you RSVP
  • Please leave your pets at home
  • All participants must sign a release of liability waiver when they arrive
  • The PermaBlitz will take place rain or shine

If you wish to attend and cannot RSVP online or require more information please get a hold of us directly at permablitz@earthshed.org.

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PermaBlitzes are an education program of Earthshed Solutions. A PermaBlitz is about helping our neighborhoods become more edible and resilient one yard at a time by harnessing and building the power of community. Sign up for our newsletter or learn more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/

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PermaBlitz #3!

Registration is Open!

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PermaBlitz #3 will be held at a 5 acre rural residence in lower Paradise, CA. The location will be provided upon RSVP confirmation.

PB#3 is open to a limited number of Participants, please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible to ensure your spot! See ‘Cost’ below to view our RSVP ticket types and when registration is open. RSVP here: https://permablitz-3.eventbrite.com

Volunteer for PB#3! People who volunteer get additional hands-on knowledge, credit toward becoming a PB Host in the future and Early Access to this and PB#4 in October! Sign up online today!

We will be implementing several facets of a recently completed permaculture design for the PermaBlitz Host and site.  Projects & Activities may vary from list below.

PROJECTS:

  • Wicking Bed –water conserving raised vegetable garden bed with small rock in a reservoir below the soil so plants literally wick up the water they need.
  • Lasagna Style Raised Beds -layer diverse nitrogen and carbon materials to create the foundation for healthy soil in 2 new raised beds. One bed will be planted with ‘Black Beauty’ zucchini seed with the goal of saving seed for the Chico Seed Lending Library.
  • Outdoor Sink -built near the fenced vegetable garden the sink, when used, will drain to the wicking bed or nearby mulch basin.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Tree Planting & Compost Extract -show the proper way to plant trees (using Asian pear, persimmon and Autumn blaze type maple trees) with mulch basins for water conservation then make and use compost extract.
  • Building Rocket Stoves -build efficient and hot burning rocket stoves which use small amounts of kindling/wood for fuel (we plan to build 3 or 4 and you may purchase one for $20).
  • Citrus Tree Pruning –learn the best methods for pruning Citrus for optimal growth and health.
  • Drip Irrigation for Plant Guilds -learn how to convert an existing drip irrigation system for trees to a plant guild system using micro-spray and shrubler emitters.

 

COST: You must RSVP to attend

We have 4 ticket types:

  1. ‘Paid PB#3 RSVP’: Paid registration is open now. $20 and the Eventbrite fee will support this and future PermaBlitzes and secure your spot now.
  2. ‘Donation PB#3 RSVP’ : Donation RSVP’s open 3/25. We will happily accept donations if you choose to contribute to this and future PermaBlitzes.
  3. ‘PermaBlitz #3 RSVP’: Free registration opens 3/25 to the general community
  4. ‘Early Access PB#3 RSVP’: Free registration opens 3/18 to those who qualify based on attendance (see more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/permablitz-2018/)

 

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Paper, clipboard, and pens/pencils
  • Gloves and sturdy shoes
  • Water bottle in a non-glass container
  • Plate, utensils, cup and napkin
  • We will have some items available to use but if you have your own you can bring: chair(s) or blanket for sitting, shovel, hand pruners, and trowel

 

MISC:

  • LUNCH will be provided by the Host; please let us know if you have special dietary requirements when you RSVP
  • We will set up a carpool from Chico [at the Chico Park and Ride, Highway 32 at Fir Street –east side]; please let us know of your interest when you RSVP. We will have several signs along the road to help guide you.
  • Please leave your pets at home
  • All participants must sign a release of liability waiver when they arrive
  • PermaBlitz will take place rain or shine

 

If you wish to attend and cannot RSVP online or require more information please get a hold of us directly at permablitz@earthshed.org.

 


PermaBlitzes are an education program of Earthshed Solutions. A PermaBlitz is about helping our neighborhoods become more edible and resilient one yard at a time by harnessing and building the power of community. Sign up for our newsletter or learn more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/

HOW: Edible Forest Garden Primer

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Earthshed Solutions presents HOW: Edible Forest Garen Primer

Sunday, December 11 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Frog & Toad Farm in Chico

$40 per person (workshop capacity is 15 students)

Register here: https://how-efg-primer.eventbrite.com

Learn HOW to grow fruits, nuts, herbs, mushrooms, vegetables, and other plants in a way that mimics natural ecosystems. Edible forest gardens yield diverse food for our dinner table, other useful products we need, as well as healthy habitats.

In this Hands On Workshop (HOW) we will provide you an introduction to edible forest gardening. When you leave you will have tools readily available to start on your own forest gardens at home.

 Workshop Outline

Set the Stage

  • polycultures, types of plants & guilds, vertical layers, plant ecology, and succession

Design Process

  • goals, site assessment, W-A-S, patterns, mapping, and species selection

Practice

  • site preparation, plant stock, planting, mulching, and seasonal maintenance

 Hands On Activities

  • design polycultures based on specific site conditions
  • prepare the site for planting and build fertile soil
  • plant resource partition guilds for competitive exclusion

 RAFFLE for Plants!

Sherri Scott of Grub Grown nursery has generously donated a set of guild plants for the raffle. All participants have a chance to win these plants by simply attending this HOW. Sherri will also be present with more of her nursery plants for sale.

Cost

$40 per person

  • If you wish to attend and cannot register and/or pay online please get a hold if us directly at info@earthshed.org.
  • Any payment made on the day of the workshop is $50.00 per person. We accept checks made out to ‘Earthshed Solutions’ or cash; sorry no credit cards.

 Discount

Attend the FREE CPG Gathering on November 20th and receive a discount code for $10 off this workshop. This Gathering is from 10am to 1pm at the Chico Library meeting room (1108 Sherman Ave. Chico, CA). More information about this Gathering can be found here: https://chicopermaculture.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/november-cpg-gathering/

What to Bring

  • Paper, clipboard and pens/pencils
  • Gloves, sturdy shoes, possible rain gear
  • Water bottle in a non-glass container
  • Your own lunch (various sun teas will be provided)
  • Chair(s) or blanket for sitting

NOTES

  • We are limiting this workshop to 15 students. Make sure to register today!
  • The workshop will take place both indoors and out. Only heavy rain will cancel the workshop; we will notify you 24 hours in advance if we cancel.
  • If there is interest we can set up a carpool from Chico at the Chico Park and Ride [Highway 32 at Fir Street]. Let us know of your interest when you register.
  • Please leave your pets at home.

 

 For more information contact Stephanie at info@earthshed.org or 530-828-6390.

 

Edible forest gardening is about expanding the horizons of our food gardening across the full range of the successional sequence, from field to forest, and everything in between.” ~Dave Jacke

 


HOW’s (Hands On Workshops) are an education program of Earthshed Solutions where we teach you HOW on the ground, learning various skills, mind and body; from permaculture design itself to soil building and food production to greywater, earthworks and other water harvesting techniques.

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