The carboxylic acid in cilantro binds the heavy metals such as mercury in the blood and carries them out of the body. Their removal reverses the toxin buildup that causes chronic fatigue, joint pain and depression. Plant some cilantro in your backyard today.
Join us for two days of relaxation on the Econ Farm. In this workshop/ retreat we will explore several techniques of achieving deep relaxation and tranquility in your daily life including:
• Herbal medicine and tinctures
We will be camping on the farm and holding sacred space under the stars.
Healthy local raw and vegan meals are included .
Cost $75 included food and camping
Class size will be limited to 12 so register early.
Class will be from 2:00 pm Saturday and end at 4:00 pm Sunday.
This class is Full! Next class will be in Fall of 2014!
When: October 11-20, 2013
Where: Econ Farm, Orlando Florida
This course is a life changing experience and has truly transformed the lives of participants and our community! Instructors Terry and Tia Meer are pleased to offer the fourth Permaculture Design Course at the Econ Farm in Orlando, FL. This will be an intensive 10-day course that will give you an in-depth understanding of permaculture design concepts and applications in the Central Florida region. Participants that attend all sessions of this class and complete the final design project will receive a certificate in Permaculture Design.
Permaculture is a design for sustainable living. Permaculture’s foundation of principles and design concepts are universal and can be suited for any region or location. The principles of permaculture can help us reduce society’s overuse of industrially produced resources which are destroying the Earth’s ecosystems, and help us instead transition to self-reliant homesteads and lifestyles that will help heal us and our planet!
This course is for people who want practical, hands-on experience to live a more sustainable life, build a more resilient community, increase self-sufficiency in our food production and energy needs, and anyone interested in meeting human needs by turning our surroundings into fully functioning ecosystems. Email us to request the full course overview.
Fee: $950 per person includes course materials, meals, and camping
We offer a $50 discount for Simple Living Institute members
Suitable for backyards as well as small scale farms, food forests are manmade agricultural installations designed by mimicking natural forests. Food forestry aims towards the self reliance and resilience of natural forests. No one weeds or waters the forest. It supports pollinators and other wildlife while providing not only food, but other resources that support local community self reliance. We will discuss species selection, community dynamics, and various methods of implementing a Food Forest for the home landscape. We will spend the day with both classroom time and hands-on work in our Food Forest to implement some of the techniques discussed.
Time: 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m.
Location: Econ Farm
Click Here to register
We are now registering for the Introduction to Food Forest Workshop. If you are just starting your homestead or food forest farm this class will definitely start you in the right direction. You will receive plant species list by climate, design and implementation strategies, as well as a hands on demonstration in planting and designing. We are also providing a healthy vegetarian lunch. We hope to see you soon in the garden. For more information click here: Info
I think most of us agree that we could all use more community in our lives. Treat yourself to a stay at an eco-village. Plug in for a week or longer and feel the joy of cooperative living. Here is one of my favorites located in North Carolina. Earth Haven
Green roofs last longer than conventional roofs, reduce energy costs with natural insulation, create peaceful retreats for people and animals, and absorb storm water, potentially lessening the need for complex and expensive drainage systems. On a wider scale, green roofs improve air quality and help reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect, a condition in which city and suburban developments absorb and trap heat. Anyone who has walked across a scalding parking lot on a hot, summer day has felt one effect of an Urban Heat Island.
On September 21 we will be hosting an all day workshop on designing and installing a food forest in the tropics. Take your garden to the next level. Get more information here: Intro to Food Forests
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