TUPPER LAKE - How can the ecology of the Adirondacks better inform the ways we grow food and make our homes here? On Saturday, May 8 from 10 am until 5 pm, join professional ecological designer and educator Keith Morris for a day-long exploration of the potential for permaculture design to contribute to ecological regeneration and greater food security in the Adirondack region.
We'll introduce a process for analysis and assessment of sites, and provide guidance for good ecological design practice that can be directly applied to your home, farm, or lawn. Learn how to consciously apply the principles of ecology to the design of gardens that mimic forest ecosystem structure and function but grow food, fuel, fiber, fodder, fertilizer, 'farmaceuticals', and fun! The afternoon will be spent in a hands-on application of forest gardening technique with fruits, nuts, berries, and other under-acknowledged multi-purpose plants suitable to the northern Adirondacks as we plan and plant the next phases of a demonstration garden on Paul Smith's campus.
The program will be at Paul Smith's College. The cost for the program is $25. Lunch is not included, but can be purchased at campus dining on the day. You should bring a notebook, gloves and a bag lunch, if you don't wish to purchase one on campus.
Registration is required. The deadline for registration is April 24. Please contact Tom Huber, Director - TRiO Student Support, email@example.com or call (518) 327-6330.