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August Permaculture Exchange

August 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hello everyone!

We are excited to host the August Permaculture Exchange next Tuesday, August 14th from 7-9pm. Our skillshare classes feature local experts covering a range of topics such as cooking, plant tips, and overall well-being. Our goal is to hold a gathering space for the exchange of skills, knowledge, food and homemade products that meet the needs of the permaculture community while reflecting our core ethics and values. If you are a local vendor and would like to participate in the event, please contact Jeff Trapani for information.

The event is FREE with a suggested $5 donation to cover facility costs and class materials.

We will also have our $1 Plant Raffle at the end of the night with many rare perennial plants that you cannot find in a garden store. If you have plants or locally made goods you would like to add to the raffle table, please bring them along.

Class Lineup:

Vegetable Garden Seeds- Tom Carey

Urban farmer Tom Carey of Sundew Gardens will be discussing the many aspects of planting vegetable garden seeds. He orders seeds wholesale for his organic farm and will have seed packets of his most successful varieties available to purchase at the event.

Squash Blossom Saute- Bill Hettig

If your garden grows any kind of summer or winter squash, why wait for the end crop? Combine some blossoms with just a few ingredients and a frying pan! Local cooking instructor, Bill Hettig, of Cookshare.net will be sharing his garden recipe with some samplings to share.

Church Permaculture Design – OP Facilitators

With the help of Orlando Permaculture, the Church plans to incorporate edible/medicinal plants into its fall landscaping design. We will walk the property and brainstorm some of the possible plants and designs that could be added to the property. A great class for expert gardeners and beginners alike who want to learn permaculture design principles.

Intro to Ayurveda- Richard Powell (Dhanananda)

OP founder, Permaculture Designer, and Ayurvedic Practitioner Richard Powell is back in Orlando for the week and will be presenting an introduction to Ayurveda medicine- one of the world’s oldest and powerful mind-body health systems. He recently studied the practice in India and will discuss some of its principles from a permaculture perspective.

Milky Oats and Adaptogens- Debbie Krause

Oats (Avena sativa) is one of the most popular anti-stress tonics/adaptogens in herbal medicine today. Local herbalist Debbie Krause will discuss the benefits of this amazing plant and why it’s much more than a favorite breakfast cereal. She will have samples of milky oats to taste and will explain how it can be mixed with local herbs for enhanced effects.


August 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Audubon Park Garden District
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map