350.org has launched a glocal event–locally engaged, globally networked–to send a message to our political leaders that we want to work for positive life-affirming goals for our communities and families.

You can see two local Orono events as well as nearby events on the map
EVENT
9 October 2010 – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Learn sheet mulching techniques for both Apple Orchard guilds, and raised beds.
Apple Orchard guilds are sets of companion plants sown under and near apple trees to nourish their growth and produce healthy apples without spraying. We use living comfrey mulch, Siberia Pea, edible and colorful nasturtiums, and flowering bulbs.
Sheet mulching, also known as “no-til gardening” preserves and nourishes the living soil web to increase soil fertility and reduce work. With sheet mulching you reduce the need for watering and weeding throughout the garden season, while ensuring moist, fertile soils for your plants, and a neat garden appearance.
Event Website:
http://permacultureumaine.wordpress.com/events/
How to Get Involved
Show up with work gloves and enthusiasm and invite friends and neighbors!
Event Host:
Still Water Permaculture Guild UMaine students practice sustainable living as part of their education in a permaculture homestead at the south edge of campus. Inheriting a greenhouse, cold frame, swaled garden beds, perennial gardens and the planting of food forest trees along a corridor into campus from former student projects onsite, these students will model green living as an education option. As “journeyparsons– modeled on MOFGA’s self-directed apprenticeship program–these student will combine coursework, onsite projects and hands-on permaculture training as well as consensual governance in their homestead as a means to put permaculture skills into practice and ground their education in the rich soils of Orono. http://permacultureumaine.wordpress.com/ A project of LongGreenHouse ( http://longgreenhouse.org/ ) and Still Water ( http://still-water.net/ )
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