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May 17th Skill-Share and Workshops….

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May 17th Skill-Share and Workshops —

A Creative Leap From Community Gardening To Wandering In The Woods

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN May 17, 2008 – Start a friction fire or set up a medicine chest just using nature during a one-day series of shared skills and permaculture workshops. Learn primitive skills and “how-tos”, gaining a deeper understanding of our connection to our garden soil, plants, animals, structures, people – even fairies.

When: Saturday, May 17th from 9:00 am to dusk, rain or shine

Who: Open to the public, events for both adults and children. (Kids bring an adult friend, please.)

Where: Traverse City Community Gardens area, left then back by the Barns, on the old State Hospital grounds. AND (in case of bad weather) some workshops will take place at: The Artcenter of Traverse City, 720 S. Elmwood and Eleventh Street.

Cost: Adults $5.00 donation per workshop, kids(under 12) free.

Bring: Water, food, walking shoes and sunscreen.

For More Info On Specific Workshops and Times: See registration pdf below, or call 231-510-3491.

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Workshops include “rewilding” primitive skills like fire starting, water filtering, rock boiling, solar stills and debris hut making. Also permaculture puppet theater, gardening for “squares”, fairy finding and fairy art, compost building and compost tea, seed bombs, nature journaling, living spice racks, nature’s medicine chest, a frog walk, the wonderful world of soil, a plant swap followed by a potluck dinner and music-making at the Community Gardens.

Here’s the description of the FROG WALK, by Steve Lagerquist:
Did you know frogs and toads use muscles attached to their eyes to help them swallow their prey, or that they have to push, not suck, air into their lungs in order to breath? Find out what kind of frogs and toads we have here in T.C. And learn more fun anuran facts on the frog walk.”

Sponsored By:

The Little Artshram

The Traverse City Primitive Skills Core Group

The Herbal Alliance of Northern Michigan

Traverse City Community Gardeners

with the support of the Eco-Learning Center and Rolling Centuries Farms

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For additional information, contact Penny Krebiehl

231-510-3491

Media Contact: Amy Daniels-Moehle

231-275-2524

Peacefuldreamers@cs.com

Download the Skill-Share registration form and the poster:

may-skill-share-registration.pdf

may17_ss_poster.pdf

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Little A and Friends, May Skill-share….


Saturday May 17th, Skill Share:
A Creative Leap from Community Gardening
to Wandering in the Woods
Traverse City, Michigan


The focus areas of this skill-share are:   Food, Water,
Shelter and Community, with an invitation to expand our creative minds
through an introduction of Permaculture’s basic and ancient wisdom.


This one-day of workshops will integrate the topics of: Permi-Arts through storytelling and music-making;
Building a Community Garden or growing your food in your backyard;
Wandering in the Woods–fine-tuning our Nature Awareness and Primitive Skills;
and, to offer simple
ways to become more self-reliant and earth-friendly.

WHERE:  The TC Community Gardens and Art-Farm Workshop,
and the nearby Munson Woods, in Traverse City, Michigan

TIME:  9:00 AM until dusk,
This is an all-day affair!
SO, bring a sack lunch and something to drink, and a dish to share for the evening potluck.

(P.S. ZERO-Trash please. Pack it in, Pack it out)

COST:  $5.00 donation per workshop, thanks!
PLEASE, R.S.V.P. by REGISTERING for the workshops of your choice.

Sponsored by:  Little Artshram, The TC Primitive Skills Core Group,
The Herbal Alliance of Northern Michigan & Community Garden friends…

For more information and registration form:
http://www.littleartshram.org
231-510-3491

Here’s the mighty wonderful schedule so far…..

9AM-introduction, on-going all day,  Permi-Puppet Theater
A family-friendly basic hands-on workshop of Permiculture’s ethics and principles. Pull your puppet troupe together, and join in on a day-long, mini-design Puppet and Mask theater project.  Permi-Puppet Theater performances will be presented during our evening potluck and music gathering.

9:30-introduction, on-going all day,   Rewilding
Edible plants including a salad mix and teas…Water demonstration of improvised filtering techniques.  Also rock boiling, the solar still, the transpiration bag, and more….Debris hut shelter, and other examples…..Friction fire demonstration/workshop.

10-11 AM   Gardening for “Squares”  with Lou Blouin

This workshop will teach you basic intensive gardening techniques that allow you to grow way more vegetables in less space with less watering and weeding. Through an understanding of soil conditioning, efficient garden planning, and techniques like mulching you’ll learn how to grow a compact backyard garden that’s more productive than you ever thought possible.  

10-11 AM  Fairy Finding Fundamentals with Nadia & Sonja Daniels Moehle( & David and Amy)
(Re)learn to walk in nature from a child or fairy’s perspective.  Create outdoors works of art that disappear into nature.  We’ll walk and collect and create.  Equipment needs:  Imagination. 

12 Noon demo, on-going   Seed Bomb-makin’
Definition: (noun) Tidy packages composed of seeds mixed with dense, fertile compost, wrapped in a protective coating of mineral-rich clay.

1-2 PM  Compost Building and Compost Tea

Always wanted to learn compost?  Let Bev Howes help you start your free soil-building system and brew up some tasty tea.

2-3 PM  Nature Journaling
Learn a simple book-binding technique with recycled and natural found objects, with a “how-to” cartoon/illustrate as you record and practice the careful study of observing natural patterns.

2-3 PM  Family Herbal with by Kathy Bartell

Nature teaches us that plants, animals and people all depend on each other and that all things in nature work together. An herb plant is commonly known as a useful plant for flavoring, tea or medicine. This workshop is focused on herbs and understanding the interdependence and responsibility that they provide.  We’ll make a Living Spice Rack & Natures’ Medicine Chest. 

3-4 PM  The Wonderful World of Soil

with Kirk Waterstripe

4-5 PM  Frog Walk

with Steve Lagerquist

4-6 PM   Plant Swap
Sponsored by the Herbal Alliance of Northern Michigan.  Bring a plant, take a plant….Bring two plants, take two plants….Seed and seedling sharing also.

6 PM until ?  Potluck with Puppet Shows and Music-making afterwards!

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