On Wednesday, November 30th from 4:30 – 6:30 PM, CAC Beardsley Community Farm will be hosting a pruning workshop with UT professor David Lockwood. Dr. Lockwood has been with UT since 1973 and is currently the Fruit and Nut Crops Specialist through the UT Agricultural Extension Service. Workshop participants will learn how to prune raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, apple, pear, cherry, and peach trees through on-site demonstrations. Workshop will be available for a suggested donation of $5. The…See More
"Would it be possible to get an e-mail to notify me of any upcoming permaculture design classes? I have to plan way in advance due to my job taking me out of town for months at a time. I would hate to miss such a great opportunity because I…"
Why are you interested in joining the guild? (If you are outside the Knoxville region, why are you interested in joing the guild?)
I am very interested in permaculture, and the courses I have found searching online have all been out of state, making them near impossible for me to get to. When I saw that there was possibly an offering of courses here, I wanted to reply my interest. In order to do that, i had to sign up :)
What neighborhood do you live in?
Right now, I live in an apartment in a small town near my family. for 20 years before that I lived in north Knoxville.
What skills or experiences do you have that can be shared?
Hmm. I'm just a regular person and I have 45 years of life experience to share. That's about it. I'm not a master gardener or anything.
I'm very interested in learning about how we can grow most of our own food, build our own homes, etc. Even when I was a teenager, i remember driving past places and thinking how much better a place would look with some landscaping, and how one could get double duty out of that if it were edible. Beautiful outdoor spaces captivate me. I didn't know at the time there was a name for that kind of thing, so I took a practical career that provided a reliable paycheck. I would love to make my contribution to society in different work than I have now, in a way more suitable to myself as an individual. Perhaps in a way that is more positive than I perceive our western healthcare system to be. I can't just drop my job all at once (I'm not independently wealthy!) and so I have to work towards it one step at a time. I would love to learn about permaculture and then go help other people with what I've learned. I also think that perhaps if we grew more of our own food and had pleasant surroundings, we may prevent much illness. Anyway, enough about me!
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