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6th Annual Permaculture Festival & Skill Share

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Free event for all ages, come and share your skills, learn new ones and celebrate resilience. Film“The Mushroom Seekers” with filmmaker Pam Kray 11:30am A multi-country examination of mushrooms and mushroom gatherers.Walks will meet at the west door of the gallery – 1st floor 10:30am Bird Walk with Dan Joseph11:00am Native Plant Walk with Mackenzie Younger1pm Medicinal Plant Walk with Anne …

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How To Grow Gourmet Mushrooms In Your Backyard

In Sustainability by Anthony B. Rodriguez0 Comments

Edible Mushrooms have been sought after by gourmet chefs for some of the worlds tastiest dishes. During the right season mushroom hunters flock towards the forests in search of some of the worlds most delicious wild edible mushrooms. But there are a good number of mushrooms that can be cultivated at home in your house or in your backyard, which …

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How to Build a Rainwater Collection System

In Sustainability by Anthony B. Rodriguez0 Comments

Collecting rainwater can be a fun and sustainable task that can be made with a simple system using plastic drum barrels, PVC tubing, and friends. Your garden can take up much water during the dry summer months, not to mention the unwanted chemicals in the tap water, like chlorine, which kills the soil. But why use that when water falls …

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12th Annual Seed Celebration & Swap

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A tradition at the Old Stone House, the Seed Swap promotes community networking, seed preservation, food sovereignty and regenerative gardening practices. A talk on seed saving starts the day and there will be catalogs from various heirloom seed companies to take home. You don’t have to bring seeds to attend! Discover unusual seeds from the OSH gardens or purchase heirloom …

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An Interview With The Botanical Explorer Joseph Simcox

In Environment, Food Justice by Carlos Espinal, INHC0 Comments

We are grateful to share the incredible work of our friend and film maker Anthony Rodriguez who documents the fascinating aspects of permaculture, sustainability and food justice throughout the globe. This first video serves as an introduction to the Botanical Explorers series which follows ethnobotanist Joseph Simcox and friends on their journey to find and document rare and exotic plants …

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5th Annual Permaculture Festival & Skill Share

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5th Annual Permaculture Festival & Skill Share A full day of workshops, discussions, vendors and entertainment brought to you The Old Stone House & The New York Permaculture Exchange. Location: The Old Stone House & Washington Park, Park Slope, Brooklyn Between 4th &5th Ave and 3rd & 4th St Time: 10am – 4pm rain or shine FREE Outdoor Workshops, Demonstrations …

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Rain Forest Hero Plants Over 30,000 Trees to Save the Amazon

In Environment, Food Justice, Sustainability by Carlos Espinal, INHC0 Comments

This short from Dan Childs and Nick Werber beautifully captures the way one community is learning to live in balance with their environment. For decades the people in the Manu region of Peru have used slash-and-burn as their primary farming technique. Realizing that there would soon be no forest left if this practice continued, Reynaldo Ochoa began experimenting with different approaches to farming the land. …

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Get R’ Done Day at PLACE

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We are excited to announce our next collaborative work day event with A PLACE for Sustainable Living. In case you missed out on what they are all about here is more below. INTRODUCTION PLACE is developing a public serving experiential learning center to showcase and foster sustainable living practices, urban homesteading, community resiliency & preparedness, social justice and artistic expression. …