The class runs from 2-4pm with an one hour hands on "Work Party" from 4-5pm.
Explore with us, the many functions of plants in our gardens, whether they provide us with food, fuel, fiber, medicine, nutrients, forage for livestock, homes for garden allies, or are just plain fun to grow! We'll go over plants that grow well in this area and explore ways to combine them according to gardener's ease, manageability, aesthetics, as well as ecological function.
This is a great class to take to expand your palate of plants for your future gardens. Bring any satellite maps you have of your project site as well as current plant lists, favorite seed and plant catalogs, and/or snipped photos or pinterest board of what appeals to you aesthetically.
The class will be a mix of slideshow, handouts, small group work, and
real life design.
$30 for non-members, $15 for members.
Kelda Lorax began studying permaculture as a teenager in the 90's. She graduated from Evergreen State College with a B.A. and focus on Sustainable Communities, and interned for 2-years at the Bullock's Permaculture Homestead. With her help, the Seattle Permaculture Guild and the Tacoma Permaculture groups were launched. Lorax has co-taught and led several Permaculture Design Courses, served on the board of the Northwest Permaculture Convergence, and recently received her advanced Diplomas in Education and Site Design from the Permaculture Institute of North America. Wherever she has lived she cultivates numerous gardens, for self-reliance, sell or trade, or educational reasons. Kelda's passion is for learning about and creating models of healthy human-ecosystem relations, while acknowledging and working to end the many injustices that have disrupted our collective relationship with the land.
Both Kelda and her husband Nick currently running Stardust Market Garden
and Fairland Farmer's Market (located in the NE corner of Oklahoma).