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A Productive May

May was a very productive month at Sycamore Commons. The garden is abundant with colourful fragrant flowers, aromatic herbs, luscious fruit, and buzzing bees.  There were lots of strawberries, bundles  of sage, and a few mushrooms. With plenty more goodies … Continue reading

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Let’s Garden

It takes a community to raise a garden! Join us for a community work bee at Sycamore Commons Permaculture Project (Townsite Anglican Church on Sycamore Street) this Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. On the menu will be planting, mulching,composting, … Continue reading

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Bioremediation

Last weekend we had a great workshop on bioremediation, or healing contaminated soil. Our teacher, Leila Darwish was enthusiastic, entertaining and highly informative. Friday evening Leila delivered a trainload of  information on how to clean up contaminated sites, using beneficial … Continue reading

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Earth Repair Workshop

Toxic Realities and Radical Remedies: A Grassroots Bioremediation Intensive with Leila Darwish FRIDAY NIGHT PRESENTATION & SATURDAY FULL-DAY COURSE Friday, April 4th: 7–9pm / Saturday, April 5th: 9am–3pm Townsite Anglican Church, 6310 Sycamore Street —— Pay What You Can Are … Continue reading

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2013 Design Course

  I feel very honoured to have been a student in Powell River’s second permaculture design course in 2013. Now, as we move into 2014, and prepare for another season of permaculture activities, I’d like to do a recap of … Continue reading

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New Dates for the 2013 Permaculture Design Course!!

Greetings Permies One and All! We have postponed the start of this year’s community-based Permaculture Design Course form January to March. This means that the four principle weekends for the course are as follows: March 15-17, April 26-28, June 14-16 … Continue reading

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“The Mushrooms are Here!!”

Such was the excited exclamation of Jeanette when I bumped into her a couple of days ago. Jeanette was one of the 40 or so volunteers who came to our two installation work-bees in July, 2012 when we began the … Continue reading

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Permaculture Powell River Information Night

What’s all the buzz about permaculture in Powell River these days? Join us for a lively information session introducing you to the powerful possibilities of permaculture for our region. Find out more about the second year of our community-based permaculture … Continue reading

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Culturing Connections: Community Permaculture Beyond the Garden weekend workshop

Transition Town Powell River and Permaculture Powell River present Erin Innes, Certified Permaculture Designer with a weekend Permaculture Design Workshop Where does our individual work fit into the larger landscape of exciting community projects happening in Powell River? Can we get … Continue reading

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Registration is Now Open for our 2013 Permaculture Design Course!

After a very wonderful first year of our community integrated permaculture design course (PDC), we are now ready to launch year two! This means that we will be offering a new PDC beginning in January, 2013 and running over four … Continue reading

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