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Hugelkultur Workshop - March 31

Led by Michael Skeeter Pilarski with Ash Kehl & Jennimae Bee

MARCH 31ST, SUNDAY 10am-5pm

LOCATION: Irondale, Washington. Directions upon registration

Fee: $50

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This hands-on workshop will show you the possibilities of Hugelkulturs!  Hugelkultur turns your plants into happy, healthy, water-conserving ninjas,  They help sequester carbon and can crank out amazing veggies for years to come.  Our systems are influenced by agroforestry. The instructor has helped build dozens of hugelkulturs over the last 30 years from large to small including some of the biggest in North America.

Come prepared for the weather and getting your hands dirty! Bring work gloves.

This class is mostly outdoors.
Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Jennimae Bee

Registration paid by check or online.

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Medicinal Herb Micro-Farming: How To Do It! - April6

-2019 Workshop Schedule-
Spring- April 6th, Saturday
Summer- Aug 10th, Saturday
Fall- Oct 5th, Saturday
10 am to 5 pm  

$90 per session
$250 discount for all 3 sessions

Chimacum, Washington
Meet at Chimacum Grange
Field trip to Finnriver Farm/ Cidery 

This hands-on workshop will show you the possibilities of getting into small-scale medicinal herb production.  Useful for those already growing herbs as well as beginners. The main focus will be on what tasks need to be done at this time of year.  Our systems are influenced by agroforestry and permaculture.

Bring a brown bag lunch.  Come prepared for the weather and getting your hands dirty!

Anna Pallotta  #703-973-6401
Register by check or online.

Download the poster to print and put up in your town.


Conference Updates

May 3 – 5, 2019
Port Townsend, WA, USA

The Global Earth Repair Conference is shaping up to be Friends of the Trees' most important project ever.

130 presenters and 600 participants brainstorming how to do earth repair locally and globally. We are seeking solutions to the seemingly insurmountable problems facing Mother Earth and humanity. If you can’t attend in person, consider watching some of our live-streaming keynotes and workshops. We will put large amounts of videos and podcasts on our website for the world to see.

Ticket prices to the conference go up on April 1!
Register Now.

Updated Information about the shoulder events happening the day before and the day after the conference are now posted on the website.

Thursday May 2, Afternoon Field Trips

Northwest Watershed Institute’s Tarboo Watershed Program

Elwha River Restoration Project

Thursday May 2, Evening Gala Reception

Monday May 6, Intensives

Restoration of Large-Scale Ecosystems and Ecosystem Restoration Camps
With John D. Liu

Holistic Management
With Precious Phiri, Beth Robinette and Doniga Markegard

Native Seed Collecting
With Forest Shomer of Inside Passage Seeds

You can help us with publicity by downloading, printing and putting up our fabulous conference poster (artist, Bob Paltrow).

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We hope to see you at the Global Earth Repair Conference.  Spread the word! Thank you.

Fairy & Human Relations Congress - June 27 to July 1


The Fairy & Human Relations Congress is an annual event held in the Methow Valley in Washington State. The Congress is dedicated to Promoting Communication and Co-Creation with Nature Spirits, Devas and the Faery Realms.

The Fairy Congress, as it is commonly known, has proven to be a vanguard event for bridging the dimensions.  We are mainly an educational event, however in the fairy spirit we also have lots of fun with music, dancing, singing and a colorful costume parade.  We also have meditations and ceremonies throughout the weekend that focus specifically on communing and healing with the fairy realm.

Permaculture Design Course at Skalitude Retreat and Education Center
Tuesday July 2nd – Tuesday July 16th, 2019

In this course, hosted by the not-for-profit Skalitude Pollinator Sanctuary Project, we will learn how to design productive life-support systems that both mimic and work in collaboration with Natural ecological systems.

We will explore what a collaboration with communities of plants, animals and humans (with some emphasis on the role of pollinators) that live together in a respectful, sustainable and abundant manner. 

This Course will teach how to create settings and construct ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and the resilience of natural ecosystems.

This 14-day comprehensive also presents the unique opportunity to learn to tune into the Intelligence of Nature, in a beautiful and wild surrounding in its many manifestations.


Contact Info:

Michael Pilarski
Friends of the Trees Society
PO Box 1133
Port Hadlock, WA 98339 
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