Urban Permaculture Design Apprenticeship – Program Introduction Meetings

If you think you might be interested in applying to the 49 Farms Urban Permaculture Design Apprenticeship Program, come to one of our 1-hour Program Introduction Meetings on March 4th, 6th, 11th or 13th, where we will discuss Program specifics and answer any questions you might have. In addition, apprentices who previously completed our Program, and will be serving as mentors this year, will be on-hand to share their insights and experiences.
The next meeting is on Friday, March 4th from 3-4pm.
Program Introduction Meetings
@HVArtWorks

456 Laguna St, SF, CA 94102

Friday, March 4th, 2016, 3-4pm  Event on FB →

Sunday, March 6th, 2016, 3-4pm  Event on FB → 

Friday, March 11th, 2016, 3-4pm    Event on FB →

Sunday, March 13th, 2016, 3-4pm  Event on FB →

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Permaculture Design Certification Course – July 18-30

Permaculture Design Certification Course in SF
11703275_874926029253561_8293723768770578806_oAn affordable high quality Permaculture Design Certification Course in your local community for your local community with Jay Rosenberg and Matthew Stephens.

July 18-30, 2016 in San Francisco, CA

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Permaculture Design Certification Course in SF

Bill Mollison founded Tagari Publications in 1979. The development of Sustainable Design Principles began at Tagari Publications and together with the establishment of The Permaculture Institute was the catalyst for the birth of the Permaculture Ethics which have since spread worldwide.


Does permaculture apply to those of us who live in cities?

Mollison: Yes, there is a whole section in the manual about urban permaculture. When I first went to New York, I helped start a little herb-farm in the South Bronx. The land was very cheap there because there was no power, no water, no police, and there were tons of drugs. This little farm grew to supply eight percent of New York’s herbs. There are now 1,100 city farms in New York.

Short of starting a farm, what can we do to make our cities more sustainable?

Mollison: Catch the water off your roof. Grow your own food. Make your own energy. It’s insanely easy to do all that. It takes you less time to grow your food than to walk down to the supermarket to buy it. Ask any good organic gardener who mulches how much time he spends on his garden and he’ll say, “Oh, a few minutes every week.” By the time you have taken your car and driven to the supermarket, taken your foraging-trolley and collected your wild greens, and driven back home again, you’ve spent a good hour or two — plus you’ve spent a lot of money.

From Permaculture: A Quiet Revolution — An Interview with Bill Mollison By Scott London


Permaculture Design Certification Course
Details 

Date: July 18 – July 30, 2016.
Event Category: Courses & Apprenticeships
Cost: $0-$600, sliding scale
Instructors: Jay Rosenberg
Contact: jay@49farms.org
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Venue 

Hayes Valley Art Works
456 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Map)
* and other locations around the SF Bay Area.

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Your payment is a tax-deductible donation to our host, Hayes Valley Art Works, a fiscally sponsored project of Haight Street Art Center. You can find out more about this venue at hayesvalleyartworks.org. Donations are processed using PayPal, but you can simply use your credit card or bank account. Please contact us if you have any questions about making a donation to support our project..

SF Bee-Cause Beekeeping Apprenticeship

San Francisco Bee-Cause will begin their next 2-year Beekeeping Apprenticeship Program on March 6 @ The Bee Farm. The Program consists of intensive learning through weekly hands-on hive inspections and mentoring, as well as monthly study and discussion.  A detailed description of our Program, as well as the Application and important timeline, are available on our website at: https://sites.google.com/site/sfbeecause/home/beekeeping-apprenticeship-program.

Applications are due February 27

We are having an Introductory and Q&A Meeting this Sunday February 21 @ 11 AM at The Bee Farm (San Bruno Ave @ Ordway).  Apprentices who are about to complete their Year 1, and others about to complete their Year 2, in the Program will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions.  If you plan to come to this meeting, please first read the detailed description of our Program at www.sfbeecause.com.

 

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Apprentices and Mentors from last year’s Beekeeping Apprenticeship Program at San Francisco Bee-Cause. Karen Peteros, 2015.
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Volunteer Work Party at The Bee Farm, Sat. Feb 20th, 12-4pm

Who: San Francisco Bee-Cause and 49 Farms cordially invites everyone to join them in building honey bee habitat!

What: Help us make an urban food forest for San Francisco’s honey bees. Put your muscles to work building, planting, watering for San Francisco’s Apis mellifera (the honey bee’s scientific name)

Where: The Bee Farm, 3299 San Bruno Ave, San Francisco

When: Saturday, February 20, 12-4 PM

What to expect: Help build an urban food forest for honey bees by working with soil, planting and potting flowers, digging, watering, constructing beds. The honey bees are friendly and the general public does not interact with the hives.

What to bring: Sunglasses/hat, wear layers and a bring a water bottle.  

We provide: gloves, hand and other garden tools, water and snacks

Hope to see you there! Everyone is welcome! The Bee Farm is kid friendly!!

Stop by on Saturday, Feb 20th, anytime from 12-4pm at The Bee Farm.

Introduction to Permaculture – Friday, March 18, 12pm

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Introduction to Permaculture presents the principles, ethics, and design strategies that are used around the globe to create sustainable agriculture and living systems. Permaculture is a design system based on ethics and when applied to human settlements provides all the needs of that system by that system in a sustainable manner. Find out more >>

Introduction to Permaculture 
Details 

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Event Category: Classes & Workshops
Cost: $25 ($0-$50 sliding scale)
Instructors: Jay Rosenberg and Matthew Stephens
Contact: jay@49farms.org

Venue 

Hayes Valley Art Works
456 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Map)

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Your payment is a tax-deductible donation to our host, Hayes Valley Art Works, a fiscally sponsored project of Haight Street Art Center. You can find out more about this venue at hayesvalleyartworks.org. Donations are processed using PayPal, but you can simply use your credit card or bank account. Please contact us if you have any questions about making a donation to support our project..