Permaculture Course: Starting Sept 20th

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Have you seen the permaculture design map of the Waldorf School of Baltimore? Did you know that WSB is in the process of implementing many of the design components of this map? If you’re interested in really digging into permaculture, consider taking a 6 weekend course and become a certified permaculturist. This is the same course taken by Michel Anderson, WSB’s Ecoliteracy & Sustainability Coordinator. Click HERE for more info. Members of the Waldorf Community get $25 off by typing in the discount code, “Waldorf School of Baltimore,” at registration.  Act fast!  The first class is scheduled to start Saturday, Sept 20.  Also be sure to visit and LIKE the facebook page, Permaculture Maryland. Enjoy the day!

Spring 2014: GREEN SCHOOL & GREEN POWER!!!

Greetings! Spring us upon us and we are busy, busy, busy! Students have been expanding our school garden as well as planting trees and seeds in our new pop-up greenhouse. Our chickens are healthy and happy, and our honeybees are thriving. We will be harvesting wax and honey within the next couple of weeks.

In late April, our school was re-certified as an official Maryland Green School. Be sure to check out our extensive, web-based green school application here: http://waldorfschoolofbaltimore.weebly.com/
As well as this widely circulated press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/05/prweb11824154.htm

Another piece of exciting news . . . . In an effort to remain leaders into a sustainable future, The Waldorf School of Baltimore is now offsetting 100% of our yearly energy consumption with renewable energy! This avoids emitting 475,629 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and advances the U.S. green economy and energy independence. Read all about it here: http://www.greenschoolsalliance.org/news/green-schools-renewable-energy-purchasing-consortium-welcomes-28-charter-members
green_energy_cert_2014Thanks for reading!

 

Permaculture Landscaping Event

workshopThis Tuesday, December 4th at 7pm, our neighbors at Cylburn Arboretum will host a permaculture workshop by Michael Judd. The lecture will focus on garden designs that harvest rain water, grow gormet mushrooms in the shade, espalier fruits, create herb spirals, develop food forest, and more, all with a permaculture twist.

Mr. Judd has worked with agro-ecological and whole system designs through out the Americas for the last 18 years. He is the founder of both Ecologia: Edible & Ecological Landscape Design and Project Bona Fide, an international non-profit supporting agro-ecology research.

Remember: Events such as this will be posted in our event tab in the upper right corner of the page. Tuesday’s workshop is free and open to the public.