November 2, Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture

Dr. Roslynn Brain McCann,  Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist

Friday, November 2, 1-2p.m.

Logan Library, Jim Bridger Room

Permaculture is a design process that guides human communities in achieving the resilience and regenerative capacity of natural ecosystems. The principles and practices are drawn from the ecological knowledge of traditional and indigenous cultures integrated with modern scientific understanding and selected technologies. Permaculture design provides a framework for helping individuals and communities develop innovative, creative and effective strategies for meeting basic needs while preparing for and mitigating the existing and projected impacts of climate change. This workshop overviews the basics of permaculture design as well as the design, implementation, impacts, and spread of a community-engaged permaculture initiative created through USU Extension Sustainability that is fostering more resilience – on both the community and ecological scales – in preparation for hotter, drier climatic conditions and associated rising social conflict.

 

Cosponsored by the Logan Library and Bridgerland Audubon Society, the Audubon Armchair Gardening Series is partnered with the USU Permaculture Initiative, meeting on the first Friday of the month, 1-2pm in the Logan Library.

The monthly presentations focus on gardening and topics specific to Utah’s climate. Come join us in celebrating The Year of the Bird and Audubon’s Plants for Birds initiative!

All events are free and open to the public.

Sept 22, Hugelkultur Tour, River Heights

Hugelkultur Tour: Mound Garden in River Heights 9/22, 10 a.m. RSVP

Bill Bradbury will lead a tour of a Permaculture Garden with Hugelkutur mound garden on Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10 a.m.

Wood debris serves as a sponge in the mounds, allowing for productive edible landscaping with far less supplemental watering.

If you are interested in participating, let me know (hilary.shughart@gmail.com).

We will also be looking for people to help implement a similar Hugelkutur mound garden at the USU Permaculture Garden behind Aggie Ice Cream. The Food Forest demonstration garden is providing for Campus Kitchen, the Cache Pantry, and Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science students. Let me know if you want to help build the Hugelkultur mounds at the USU Logan Permaculture Garden (hilary.shughart@gmail.com).

October 5-7, Teton Splendor

Teton Splendor, October 5 – 7

Witness the Tetons in their best fall dress where rampaging large ungulates (elk, bison, moose, etc.), release their fall passion with grunts, bugles, and a nasty disposition. Fall migrating birds along with winter residents will add to the fun. Several hikes combined with auto tours will be included, and a visit to the Teton Science School Murie Museum. We will be camping at Gros Ventre campground, so bring your own food & gear. RSVP by contacting Jack Greene: 435-563-6816 or jackisgreene@yahoo.com

Car pool from CNR parking lot at 3 pm if USU student or parking lot north of Cafe Ibis on Friday, Oct 5, return Sunday afternoon, Oct 7. We will be camping at Gros Ventre campground, so bring your own food & gear, or partner with someone who has gear to share. The cost is $10/night/person for the group campsite plus donating whatever is fair to the driver (unless you’re driving!)

October 5, Around the World in 40 Gardens

Around the World in 40 Gardens

Ben George, LAEP

Friday, October 5, 1-2 p.m.

Logan Library, Jim Bridger Room

Cosponsored by the Logan Library and the Bridgerland Audubon Society, the Audubon Armchair Gardening Series is partnered with the USU Permaculture Initiative, meeting on the first Friday of the month, 1 – 2 p.m. in the Logan Library.

The monthly presentations focus on gardening and topics specific to Utah’s climate. Come join us in celebrating The Year of the Bird and Audubon’s Plants for Birds initiative!

All events are free open to the public.

Sept 7, Understanding Crime in Parks–CANCELED

Gardening Program: Understanding Crime in Parks 

Sean E. Michael, Dept. Head, LAEP

Friday, Sept 7, 2018,    1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Logan Library
Bridger Room

Audubon Armchair Gardening Series

Cosponsored by the Logan Library and the Bridgerland Audubon Society, the Audubon Armchair Gardening Series is partnered with the USU Permaculture Initiative, meeting on the first Friday of the month, 1 – 2 p.m. in the Logan Library.

The monthly presentations focus on gardening and topics specific to Utah’s climate. Come join us in celebrating The Year of the Bird and Audubon’s Plants for Birds initiative!

All events are free open to the public.