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 Saturday, Jan. 27, 2:00-4:00.

This program will cover ethics & design principles as well as energy & site assessment, contours-earth works-water catchment, and mulching & soil building to produce nutrient rich produce.

Mr. Reiland is a Permaculture Designer at 

Abundant Design in Waukee.  He earned his Permaculture Design Certificate through PermaEthos and a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science/Biology from Simpson College.

**** (+$10 per additional family member)****



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WINTER WORKSHOP---Saturday, Feb. 10th,  1:00-3:00

Do  you know what to do if your hives are part of a pesticide drift  incident? Learn what to do and how to do it from the Pesticide Action  Network (PAN) Iowa organizer and organic farmer Carmen Black.  You will  use the latest PAN Toolkit,. PAN also has a list of private testing labs  and other  resources.  After her talk, stay and visit over organic  Midwest popcorn and get a pre-cut nuc kit to assemble on site or at  home.  Cost $15.

Saturday, Feb. 10th, Pesticide talk 12:00-1:00

Nuc making 1:00-3:00.

Planning the Backyard Orchard Using Ecological Principles By Jeff Reiland


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Saturday, Feb. 17, 2:00-4:00

This class will give students an overview and understanding of tree sizes, planting location, site preparation, shaping & pruning, naturally discouraging pests and disease.  Trees and companion plants will also be available for ordering.

**** (+$25 per additional family member)****

Beginning Beekeeping


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Saturdays, Feb,3, 10,17,24: 9:00-11:00. 

Hive management, nuc splitting, swarms.

Includes a Field Day in June.

Cost $40.00, free for veterans


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