Jonathan Bates

Permaculture FEAST – For Ecological and Social Transformation (Oct – Dec 2014, Holyoke, MA, USA)

What: A course in permaculture design with Lisa DePiano, Jonathan Bates, Javiera Benavente, and friends When: On weekends, staggered across September – December 2014 Where: Holyoke, MA, USA Note: Early Bird Rate ends August 1st, save $250! Be a part of a global movement to regenerate our communities and create the world we want to live in.

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Grow Food and Soil With A Food Forest

Soil before and after After ten years of learning from and collaborating with a mega-diverse, globally inspired, edible forest garden, new wonders are under foot. Paradise Lot, here in Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA, has a soil story to tell, and we are finally getting around to deciphering its wonders. Since 2004, each year we installed a portion of our design of perennial polycultures of multi-purpose plants into sheet mulched garden beds. […]

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Bioshelters for Year-Round Food Production

Coldframes Manhattan, New York At the beginning of the 1900s, many modern cities were growing vegetables under glass during the winter months. Truck farmers in these cities, including Manhattan in the USA, and Paris in France, were able to grow significant amounts of food in simple cold frames. I’ve heard stories that some New England states were even shipping fresh winter vegetables to Florida during this period!

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