Thursday Work Party, May 9 [Photo Set] — Green Acres Permaculture Village

Last Thursday’s work party began early, with Rebecca calling on all pod-mates to be present for a meeting before beginning the myriad tasks that have sprouted up along with the spring weeds! L to R: Dan and visiting friend, Maynard — busy weeding and prepping beds in the back garden. Read more…

 

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Thursday Work Party, May 2 [Photos] — Green Acres Permaculture Village

Thursday arrived with a bang — literally! I walked around the property before heading to the greenhouse, to get some photos of the blooming flowers before the rain and thunderstorms arrived, much to the chagrin of the pups… There’s nothing quite like the smell after a good rain. I find everything much richer with color

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Thursday Work Party, April 25 [Photo Set] — Green Acres Permaculture Village

Another rainy and overcast Thursday morning at Green Acres — but there was no complaining! The main task was to meet to build compost in the main garden, while Rebecca started some seeds in the greenhouse to go into the garden towers. But first, Ann and Rebecca decide…

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Thursday Work Party, April 17 [Photo Set] — Green Acres Permaculture Village

Last Thursday, the rains started and as of this writing, the clouds are still producing misting rain. This weather always reminds of the porch on my grandmother’s home in mountains of Virginia, and the smell of Scotland. Spring showers didn’t keep us from getting outside to work behind DeKist 2 house, where I reside

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Thursday Work Party, April 11 [Photo Set] — Green Acres Permaculture Village

Thursday saw a beautiful morning with very mild weather. Perfect conditions for getting some food in the ground! Many of the flats we planted, if not all of them, began from seed in the greenhouse as early as January. After last week’s ‘hardening’, most are now ready for their new homes…

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Thursday Work Party 04/04 [Photo Set] — Green Acres Permaculture Village

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With the warmer weather upon us, it’s time to start ‘hardening’ the plant starts. Solan explained that all the plants in the greenhouse have been babied and must be put outside on different rotation times throughout the week to get them ‘hardened’ to exposure to wind, rain, heat, etc.  Read more:

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ARC at NAPC II

Ann Kreilkamp will be presenting at NAPC.

Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 11.06.56 AMShe will give a presentation on “The Evolution of Green Acres Urban Village.” Gradually, over a period of seven years, we have been carving out an intentional village atmosphere inside a conventional suburban neighborhood. The presentation will include and emphasize both the specific difficulties of working with this particular site as well as stories of how we are learning how to integrate shadow material, both individual and social. Begun as the Green Acres Neighborhood Garden, the site and its people have evolved into the Green Acres Village and Urban Farm with a four-member CSA, weekly Community Dinners, art, work parties, shared tools, skills, and projects, annual special events, that celebrate seasonal changes, and a continuously creative intergenerational and multidimensional awareness.

The presentation will be Sunday, September 18, at 2 p.m.
She will also be on a panel on Thursday, September 15, at 11:30, where we will focus on “Neighborhood Resilience.”
ARC members attended the first NAPC, 2014
ARC members attended the first NAPC, 2014

Rhonda Baird, ARC Secretary, will also be at NAPC as part of the core organizing team, coordinating the Media and Communications Working Group, and representing Permaculture Design magazine.

You can find out more about the North American Permaculture Convergence, which happens every two years, here.