Date(s) - Saturday, Aug 11, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County Horticulture Program will hold an Intro to Permaculture Walk and Talk for homeowners, gardeners and farmers from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at the farm of Fred Beckhorn, 195 Irish Hill Rd. (intersection of Lyons Rd.), Rexville. Note: this has been rescheduled from a July date.
The program will be hosted by permaculture specialist Fred Beckhorn, a graduate and certificate holder from Ben Falk’s Whole Systems Design course and a permaculture farmer since 2014.
Participants will be led on a tour of his farm to learn about the concepts behind permaculture, design options for an appropriately sized system (for you), and the way to incorporate permaculture concepts into your design.
- Core tenets of permaculture. Permaculture design emphasizes patterns of , function and species assemblies. It determines where these elements should be placed so they can provide maximum benefit to the local environment. Beckhorn will explain and demonstrate how these concepts work together. He will untie the concepts of care for the earth and care for the people.
- Principles of design. This concept covers site analysis and assessment, design concept development, detailed design, and implementation & evaluation.
- Additional topics that are important to be experienced through this walk and talk– and not just read about– are the concepts of soil building and rainwater harvesting. Beckhorn will explain his approach to these important permaculture theories and show participants how these concepts have been built into his overall system.
This tour will require considerable walking. Please be prepared with appropriate footwear, long pants, water and a hat.
The fee is $20 per person and free for high school students.
Pre-registration is required. You may register by contacting Laura Hunsberger ator 585-268-7644, ext.17.
Payment is required in advance. There are no refunds, but substitutions are happily accepted.