SUSTAINABLE LIVING WEEKEND at Bar 717 Camp Trinity. All ages welcome. Great for families! Highlighting organic gardening, homesteading and permaculture. Sustainability is the key to our future and the future of the planet. In this 3-day workshop they will reveal proven techniques for making the most of the space you have, so you can enjoy fresh, natural, healthy home-grown food wherever you are.
Methods you learn will work anywhere, whether you are growing in containers on your back porch or apartment balcony, or you have a suburban backyard or a homestead farm. They will combine teaching and lectures with hands on learning. Their intent is to give you a well-rounded understanding of sustainability, along with some practical hands-on skills to grow your own organic garden. They'll also discuss methods to preserve your abundant harvest.
You are welcome to arrive FRI MAY 25 in the afternoon. After dinner they'll have introductions and fire circle. Saturday they will go out to gardens for hands on learning. Focus will be on preparing garden beds, planting seeds, transplanting starts and making compost. Sunday will be learning how to preserve and store food. Monday will be a short day with a review and closing circle. Evenings will be spent relaxing, watching a slide show and playing music. After breakfast each morning, they'll discuss and teach basic principles of organic gardening, permaculture, food preservation and animal husbandry.
You will have a chance to meet their animals and see how to care for chickens, goats, milk cows and pigs. There will also be time each day to relax or take walks by the river. Paula the Camp Gardener and her husband David (She'om) will be your instructors. They have been homesteading and growing most of the food for the last 30 years. They present the joys and frustrations of a sustainable lifestyle in a fun and easy to understand way. They will save you lots of work and trouble by letting you in on some of the mistakes they have made and would never make again.
Meals will be organic, non-GMO and largely grown right there on the ranch, vegetarian and ranch meat dishes. Accommodations are rustic and include staying in one of their private or double guest rooms or on the platforms (think 'cabin', open on one side with a view of forest or pasture). Platforms each have a bathroom and sink, with showerhouse nearby. They also have single or double guest rooms with private bathroom and shower. More info: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-628-5992. Also, see their website at http://www.bar717.com/ and at http://www.bar717.com/workshop.php