When July 22 2017, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location The Patterson School Foundation
Admission $40
Website Click here
Contact Ben Loomis
The Patterson School Incubator Farm is a new space for farmers, gardeners, and learners to start their businesses and develop their skills.
Learn more at: www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if

At this workshop, you'll learn some off-the-beaten-path techniques on how to transform your home scale garden into a low maintenance, high production edible landscape. Permaculture is a way of seeing and designing spaces to align the garden with the natural flows of the earth, instead of working against them. Come get some new ideas for your mental gardening toolbox!
Brooke is an “academic farmer” who has been teaching and practicing sustainable agriculture for over 12 years. She has worked in Malawi, Africa, with the ministry of forestry as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching sustainable agriculture and forestry conservation practices. Permaculture is a favorite field of study; Brooke has taught and certified students in the High Country and beyond. She holds a Master’s of Science in Sustainable Systems, Agroecology focus, from Slippery Rock University in PA, where she was privileged to live and work on SRU’s Harmony Homestead, an 83-acre sustainable demonstration site. Brooke currently manages the Sustainable Development Teaching and Research Farm at Appalachian State University, a 157-acre historic farm located in Ashe County, NC. She has taught courses on agroforestry, soils, sustainable development, permaculture, agroecology practicum, and has supervised countless internships. Her main interests lie in the fields of permaculture and soil rejuvenation. She lives to connect people with the tools and knowledge they need to produce food in alignment with Nature for healthier communities and ecosystems.

You can purchase tickets online at the website link above, or email benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org to RSVP. Group discounts are available!