Friday, March 06, 2009

attention Cleveburgh: permaculture design and urban gardening workshop in ytown

knowledge can help your garden grow.

knowledge can help your community grow.

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It's inspiring to see the great ideas sprouting from new organizations, especially from people who have recently relocated into the youngstown region.

You may have heard of the Grow Youngstown group, as their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) service with local farms has been a welcomed success.

Grow Youngstown's newest effort is putting together an upcoming weekend workshop titled "Introduction to Permaculture" which will be a mix between designing sustainable environments and learning gardening techniques.

Done in partnership with Treez Please and Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park, the workshop will feature the ecologists and champion gardeners from The Ohio State University Carbon Management and Sequestration Center and Habitats Landscaping.

who might be interested in attending?
- those from Cleveland, Youngstown, Pittsburgh
- home gardeners looking to get started or improve their skills
- neighborhood leaders
- city residents
- professional landscapers
- bloggers who care about sustainability
- those looking to save on grocery bills

Besides the instruction, individuals will be making site visits of existing gardens and will be producing preliminary designs from what they have learned.

the details:
the workshop is saturday march 21st as well as sunday march 22nd.

the location is the new Davis Center at 123 McKinley Ave in the Yo.

the cost is $70 for the weekend, but $60 each if there are two from an organization, and $50 each if there are three from an organization.

scholarships are also available.

call 212.255.3505 for more info
email csa (at)

this is all about a region getting greener . . .

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on the day before, friday March 20th, Grow Youngstown will be having a fundraiser/movie event

6pm - start featuring food from local restaurants
7pm - auction of items valued from $50 to $350
7:30pm - movie "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil"

admission is $10 at the door

location is the Garden Cafe at Fellows Riverside Gardens

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