Monday, May 19, 2008

Hi Group,

My husband and I are relatively new to Charlottesville. We are very interested in connecting with folks interested in sustainable urban agriculture. We recently complete our first raised beds. The existing garden flooded with a really good rain. I have done some gardening in the past but this my first house and now I can experiment. Unfortunately between the groundhog and the squirrels we have already suffered some plant damage. Has anyone had success with electric fence and small critters? Are they a worthwhile investment for urban agriculture? Please see the photo of the raised bed.

I would like to share this info with anyone who lives by an impaired waterway. Albemarle County still has funds availble to help homeowners with the purchase of plants to help with the stream buffer restoration initiative. I didn't know about it until fairly recently.


Kim Swanson

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Frank Cook - Roanoke Permaculture Association Event

The Roanoke Permaculture Association is sponsoring an event with Frank Cook.
Date, times, and cost (which should not be a barrier for anyone
otherwise inclined to attend) are below.

For information on event locations contact Pamela Corcoran at 540-322-2192 and leave a voice mail message.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Green Local Food

Explore Permaculture Noursihment with Permaculture Designer and Green
Man Frank Cook

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Plant Walk for Edible and Medicinal Species $10.00
(scholarships are available)

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Local and Foraged Food Meal $18.00 Vegan or Omnivore

7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Discussion and Permaculture Resource Sharing $10.00
with take home written info (scholarships are available)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Ferrocement workshop May 17

Free ferro-cement workshop on Sat 5/17, starting at 10:00 am in Afton (Albemarle County), Virginia. We will be building a free-arch, thin shell small building. Metal parts are in place, so we can jump right into finishing it. Ferro-cement is a building method used for everything from sailboat hulls tobuildings, uses very little material and is very resilient.For directions, to RSVP and further information, contact Leslie