Pre-PermaBlitz March Gathering

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Sunday, March 18th from 10am – 1pm at the Chico Library (1108 Sherman Ave.) in preparation for PermaBlitz #3 on Saturday, April 14th!

We are gearing up for PermaBlitz #3 in April (RSVP Today!)! As an introduction to permaculture and its application to PermaBlitz #3 we host 2 Pre-Blitz Gatherings, the second of which is Sunday, March 18th from 10am – 1pm at the Chico Library meeting room (1108 Sherman Ave.). This Gathering will cover…

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!

PERMACULTURE DESIGN PROCESS:

We will have 3-4 short presentations with interactive forums in between as we move through the permaculture design process as it applies to the PermaBlitz Host site. This Gathering counts toward becoming a PermaBlitz Host.

  • Goals Articulation & Base Mapping
  • Site Assessment & Analysis
  • WAS (Water, Access, and Structures) Design
  • Zones Of Use & Sector Analysis
  • Concept Mapping: we’ll show you the design for the Host site and how the designers put it all together.

 

PB#3 Projects and Activities:

  • Wicking bed
  • Lasagna style raised beds
  • Tree planting
  • Outdoor sink
  • Build rocket stoves
  • Citrus tree pruning
  • Drip irrigation

At this time the PB #3 permaculture design is in progress and is being compiled by Earthshed Solutions’ certified designers and PDC graduate interns.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Please bring a small dish to share as well as your own dishes, utensils, and cup for the POTLUCK. There are limited dishes available in the library so please remember to bring your own if you can. If you do use library dishes we ask that you wash them when you are done.
  • If you have anything in SURPLUS (vegetables, home preserved food, eggs, fruit, seed, plant starts etc.) please bring it along and we’ll ‘Share the Surplus’ after the Potluck.

What is a PermaBlitz?

A PermaBlitz is a FREE event open to the public, where you learn new skills as it relates to permaculture, complete various projects and activities, share food, get some exercise, and have fun. You can find out more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/.

Attention Potential PermaBlitz Hosts! Please read through this page for more information about hosting a PermaBlitz at your property: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/permablitz-host/. This CPG Pre-PermaBlitz Gathering counts toward becoming a PermaBlitz Host.

NEWS/UPDATES:

  • This Way to Sustainability Conference XIII, March 15-16, 2018. Earthshed Solutions will collaborate on a presentation titled, ‘Sustainability for Survival: Part I. Uses of Water and Earth’ on Thursday, March 15 at 9am in BMU 203. Register to attend the Conference here
  • Environmental Coalition Community Gathering: Friday, March 16th from 5pm – 7pm at the Dorothy F. Johnson Center (775 E. 16th Street, Chico).
  • CSLL ‘Lettuce Get Together -Tuesday, March 20th from 4:00 to 6:00pm at the Chico Branch of the Butte County Library (1108 Sherman Ave. Chico, CA). A CSLL orientation session, timely garden discussions, and seed packaging will take place
  • PermaBlitz #3!! Saturday, April 14th from 10am – 4pm (Location provided with RSVP)

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Pre-PermaBlitz February Gathering

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Sunday, February 18th  from 10am – 1pm at the Chico Library (1108 Sherman Ave.) in preparation for PermaBlitz #3 on Saturday, April 14th!

We are gearing up for PermaBlitz #3 in April! As an introduction to permaculture and its application to PermaBlitz #3 we host 2 Pre-Blitz Gatherings, the first of which is Sunday, February 18th  from 10am – 1pm at the Chico Library meeting room (1108 Sherman Ave.). This Gathering will cover…

PERMACULTURE ETHICS & PRINCIPLES:

We will discuss the Ethics and Principles of Permaculture and their practical application to the Host site for PermaBlitz #3. Interactive forums will take place between 2-3 short presentations as we move through the 12 Holmgren permaculture principles.

At this time the PB #3 permaculture design is in the site assessment phase and is being compiled by Earthshed Solutions’ certified permaculture designers and PDC graduate interns. PermaBlitz projects and activities will include, but are not limited to.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Please bring a small dish to share as well as your own dishes, utensils, and cup for the POTLUCK. There are limited dishes available in the library so please remember to bring your own if you can. If you do use library dishes we ask that you wash them when you are done.
  • If you have anything in SURPLUS (vegetables, home preserved food, eggs, fruit, seed, plant starts etc.) please bring it along and we’ll ‘Share the Surplus’ after the Potluck.

What is a PermaBlitz?

A PermaBlitz is a FREE event open to the public, where you learn new skills as it relates to permaculture, complete various projects and activities, share food, get some exercise, and have fun. You can find out more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/.

Attention Potential PermaBlitz Hosts! Please read through this page for more information about hosting a PermaBlitz at your property: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/permablitz-host/. This CPG Pre-PermaBlitz Gathering counts toward becoming a PermaBlitz Host.

NEWS/UPDATES:

  • CSLL ‘Lettuce Get Together -Tuesday, January 16th from 4:00 to 6:00pm at the Chico Branch of the Butte County Library (1108 Sherman Ave. Chico, CA). A CSLL orientation session, timely garden discussions, and seed packaging will take place.
  • 9th Annual Seed Swap -Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 12-3pm at Trinity Church in downtown Chico. Interested in volunteering? Sign up online!
  • Pre-PermaBlitz CPG Gathering: Permaculture Design Process Overview -Sunday, March 18th from 10am – 1pm at the Chico Library meeting room (1108 Sherman Ave).
  • PermaBlitz #3!! Saturday, April 14th from 10am – 4pm (RSVP page coming soon, location provided with RSVP)

 

EARTH CARE – PEOPLE CARE – FAIR SHARE

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Pre-PermaBlitz August Gathering

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Sunday, August 20th  from 10am – 1pm at the Chico Library (1108 Sherman Ave.) in preparation for PermaBlitz #2 on October 15th!

We are gearing up for PermaBlitz #2 in October! As an introduction to permaculture and its application to PermaBlitz #2 we host 2 Pre-Blitz Gatherings, the first of which is Sunday, August 20th from 10am-1pm at the Chico Library meeting room (1108 Sherman Ave.). This Gathering will cover…

PERMACULTURE ETHICS & PRINCIPLES:

We will discuss the Ethics and Principles of Permaculture and their practical application to the Host site for PermaBlitz #2 located in Butte Creek Canyon. Interactive forums will take place between 2-3 short presentations as we move through the 12 Holmgren permaculture principles.

At this time the PB #2 permaculture design is in progress and is being compiled by Earthshed Solutions’ certified designers and PDC graduate interns. PermaBlitz projects and activities will include, but are not limited to:

  • renovation of an existing vegetable garden for better accessibility
  • determining contour using A-frame levels for wattle applications, swales and level sills
  • guild building 5 existing fruit tree groupings with diverse plants
  • establishing a medicinal herb garden
  • building an outdoor sink
  • building a tool organizer
  • making and using compost extract
  • making seed threshing screens
  • and more!

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Please bring a small dish to share as well as your own dishes, utensils, and cup for the POTLUCK. There are limited dishes available in the library so please remember to bring your own if you can. If you do use library dishes we ask that you wash them when you are done.
  • If you have anything in SURPLUS (vegetables, home preserved food, eggs, fruit, seed, plant starts etc.) please bring it along and we’ll ‘Share the Surplus’ after the Potluck.

What is a PermaBlitz?

A PermaBlitz is a FREE event open to the public, where you learn new skills as it relates to permaculture, complete various projects and activities, share food, get some exercise, and have fun. You can find out more here: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/.

Attention Potential PermaBlitz Hosts! Please read through this page for more information about hosting a PermaBlitz at your property: https://earthshed.org/permablitz/permablitz-host/. This CPG Pre-PermaBlitz Gathering counts toward becoming a PermaBlitz Host.

NEWS/UPDATES:

  • CSLL ‘Lettuce Get Together’ -Monday, August 21st from 4:30 to 7:00pm at the Chico Branch of the Butte County Library (1108 Sherman Ave. Chico, CA). A CSLL orientation session, timely garden discussions, and seed packaging will take place.
  • Pre-PermaBlitz CPG Gathering: Permaculture Design Process Overview -Sunday, September 17th from 10am – 1pm at the Chico Library meeting room (1108 Sherman Ave).
  • PermaBlitz #2!! Sunday, October 15th from 10am – 4pm (RSVP page coming soon, location provided with RSVP)

 

EARTH CARE – PEOPLE CARE – FAIR SHARE

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PermaBlitz!

PermaBlitzes are about helping our neighborhoods become more edible and resilient one yard at a time by harnessing and building the power of community.

The Chico Permaculture Guild will be hosting Pre-Blitz Education Gatherings in 2017 to help inform our community and PermBlitz participants about permaculture through the lens of the property we will be ‘Blitzing.

Spring 2017 CPG / PermaBlitz Schedule

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Pre-Blitz CPG Gathering –Sunday, February 19th from 10am to 1pm ‘Permaculture Ethics & Principles’ (Chico Library 1108 Sherman Ave. in Chico)

Pre-Blitz CPG Gathering –Sunday, March 19th from 10am to 1pm ‘Permaculture Design Process’ (Chico Library 1108 Sherman Ave. in Chico)

PermaBlitz #1 –Sunday, April 9th from 10am – 4pm (location will be provided with RSVP)

RSVP’s to attend will begin in early 2017. For more information please look over the Earthshed Solutions’ PermaBlitz and FAQ page. If you are interested in hosting a Permablitz check out the Host page. For more information contact Earthshed Solutions at permablitz@earthshed.org.

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HOW Every Drop Counts -Solutions for Water Resilience

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Earthshed Solutions presents: HOW Every Drop Counts -Solutions for Water Resilience

Sunday, October 16 from 10am – 4pm at Bywater Farm, Oroville

$40 fee

Eventbrite registration page: https://h2o_resilience.eventbrite.com/

Expand your toolbox for withstanding drought and learn how to make every drop of water count. This HOW (Hands On Workshop) will introduce you to various techniques you can easily implement on your property to create lasting water resilience. Resilient systems are better able to bounce back from stresses caused by long or short term changes; such as our current drought.

During this workshop, you will learn about various techniques for water retention and conservation currently in place on this 8 acre permaculture homestead. Learn skills and technologies that are designed to be effective in practice, easy to maintain, affordable, and which can be replicated on any site, at any scale.

Demonstrations and hands on learning will include:

  • Living Soil – how to improve soil biological health for maximum water retention and plant health
  • Rainwater Harvesting –how to collect rainwater into tanks and infiltration basins for productive food systems
  • Water Reuse –how to reuse & recycle water, including greywater, for your landscape & gardens
  • Irrigation –how to effectively use various irrigation methods such as ollas, wicking beds, and drip systems

Cost: $40 (not including Eventbrite fee)

  • 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.

What to bring:

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

FAQs:

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

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.

 

“Just as water is the foundation of life it must also be the foundation of design in the built environment.” -Betsy Damon, founder of Keepers of the Waters

Earth Day Movie Night 2016

Sierra Nevada, ChicoBag Company, Klean Kanteen and Butte Environmental Council present the annual…

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A benefit for Sacramento River Preservation Trust, Butte Environmental Council, Grub Education Program, and Earthshed Solutions.

The films this year will surround the theme of sustainable agriculture, food, and water. They were chosen in light of the continuing California drought and will explore water usage, the impact of agriculture on water supply, and the unique challenges we face with continued drought conditions.

FILM  LINE  UP

Aina (feature film)

Story of Excess

Inglorious Fruits and Veggies

Nature RX

National Parks PSA

Soil Carbon Cowboys

Follow the Frog

Walt 

Tuesday, April 19 at the Sierra Nevada Big Room (1075 E 20th St, Chico)

Doors Open at 5 p.m. – Film Starts at 6:30 p.m. 

 

Tickets: ‘Your donation is your admission’

$5 minimum donation at the door & free for students with a valid school ID

Cash Only

 

Donation Prize Levels:

$5 – Admission + Raffle Ticket
$10 – ChicoBag Produce Bag + Raffle Ticket
$20 – ChicoBag Produce Bag + Klean Kanteen 10oz Cup + Raffle Ticket
$50 – ChicoBag Higher Value Item + Klean Kanteen  Higher Value Item + Raffle Ticket
$100 – ChicoBag Higher Value Item + Klean Kanteen Higher Value Item + Raffle Ticket

 

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Because we want to encourage all of our attendees to travel to this event on their bicycle, there will be a free and secure bike valet provided by Chico Velo! This will be available in reserved parking spaces directly outside of the entrance to the Big Room. There are also multiple bike racks around the venue. You will also receive a special incentive for riding your bike!

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Sponsors of Earth Day Movie Night: Klean Kanteen, Sierra Nevada Brewery and ChicoBag