- date: April 4, 2017
- time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Permaculture (Permanent-Culture) is an practical ecological design science based on the diversity and stability of natural ecosystems. Permaculture is guided by three ethical principles: Earth Care, People Care, and Return of Surplus Energy to the Earth. It’s design with a focus on solving problems within the context of ecological, social and economic health, providing for human needs, and building resiliency.
Wondering what species to choose for your Forest Garden? Come join us for an evening filled with information about the best plants for your food forest and perennials for your permaculture gardens.
Michael Dolan, from Burnt Ridge Nursery in Onalaska Washington, specializes in growing perennial plants for the Northwest gardener and has been doing so since 1980. A popular workshop presenter at the annual Permaculture Convergence, Michael has a wealth of information about varieties for our rainy northwest clime.
Instructor: Michael Dolan
Longtime nurseryman, farmer and perennial plant expert Michael Dolan has been developing his 20-acre farm and orchard, Burnt Ridge Nursery & Orchards, since 1980. Nationally recognized as an expert in nuts and nut cultivation, Michael’s mission has been to grow and sell productive perennial food plants all over the United States. He has been involved in scientific study of propagation techniques, as well as identifying and bringing to market dozens of new varieties of nuts, fruit trees and perennial plants. Deeply influenced by the seminal book Tree Crops, A Permanent Agriculture by J. Russell Smith, Michael has travelled the world in search of chestnuts and other exotic edibles to bring to our American tables and gardens. Michael also maintains a grounded approach to his passion, by continuing to hand-propagate thousands of trees and shrubs for his nursery each year, as well as keeping a busy schedule of speaking engagements for regional groups and selling fruits and nuts from his well-established organic orchards and nursery.
6:30-7:15 pm, Potluck/transition
7:15-8:15 pm, Presentation
8:15 pm, Networking and cleanup
21 Acres regularly provides meeting space for Permaculture Woodinville’s monthly educational Meet-Up on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and programs vary monthly. For details about upcoming meetings and other permaculture events in the surrounding area, check out the Sno-Isle Permaculture Network or visit Permaculture Woodinville’s Facebook page.
This event will likely fill up quickly, so be sure to register early.