Join us at our local Great Lakes Bioneers pre-conference….



Pre-Conference Relocalizing Skill Swap!


Date and time:

Thursday, October 18, 1 to 5pm (reception to follow)



Higher Grounds Trading Company

806 Red Drive, Suite 150 (Building 53)

Traverse City, MI

Map here:


3:20 PM….Kids Workshop with Little Artshram:

Sharing Permaculture Principles the Art-Farm Way
Applying the principles of permaculture in class room curriculum and projects, reinforces values of resourcefulness, stewardship and sustainability and can be loads of FUN. What we love is the Earth our home, and we find Permaculture methodology–which seeks through observation and mimicking of patterns and relationships in nature to be a wonderful vehicle for deepening our commitment to care-taking.

Working from the 12 Beehive Permaculture Principles that were created for our Summer Art-Farm Camp and inspired by our work in the Community Gardens near the Historic Barns of the old State Hospital grounds, you are invited to participate in a hands-on creative project: working in design teams, writing a simple script which includes at least three of the principles, creating puppets/masks out of garbage art materials and natural found objects, and perform a 2-minute puppet playlet.


…heh—who’s hands are those and why aren’t there any puppets in them?


Great Lakes Bioneers Sixth Annual Conference, October 19-21
Northwestern Michigan College

Whether you are a local farmer, green builder, energy expert, water keeper, lawyer, a business owner, environmental engineer, kindergarten teacher, work in the media, or with slow food, there is a speaker at the 6th Annual Great Lakes Bioneers Conference for you! Registration is now open for this exciting event happening simultaneously in locations around N. America. NMC is the oldest satellite location supporting the conference as part of the Great Lakes Bioneers conference production.

Bioneers are scientists and artists, gardeners and economists, activists and public servants, architects and ecologists, farmers and journalists, priests and shamans, policymakers, teachers and citizens.


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