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Wed May 4 18:08:57 EDT 2011


phone(805) 646-1136


Ecospirit Spring Series

Ecospirit, an Ojai-based nonprofit environmental group, presents The
Spring Series — a celebration of abundant food forests and healthy
landscapes. Three experiential workshops in March and April will
provide practical skills, and identify community resources for
enhancing homes, property and neighborhoods.. 

The first event is "Seeds, Trees, and Mulch" on March 17-19 at an
amazing permaculture designed home and botanical garden near Ojai. 

The three Spring Series workshops feature perennial eco-educator Akiva
Werbalowsky and guest presenters. They will focus on core
understandings and skills related to healthy food, soil, and living
environment. The workshops are taught in a hands-on format with small
groups of experienced gardeners and ecologists. A favorite feature at
these events is the gourmet vegetarian organic foods known as "Temple
Cuisine" by Andrea Rolston.

EcoVariety Nights are three community celebrations of art, music,
words, 
dance and food which begin each workshop. EcoVariety Nights are
presented from 7-10 pm on Saturday March 17, March 31, and April 28 at
a new organic food store and café "The Farmer and the Cook," 339 W. El
Roblar, in Meiners Oaks near Ojai. Performers are invited to call Eric
for a time slot (805) 652-1142 or email ewerb at aol.com. There will be
dessert goodies and surplus crafts, fruits and garden goods are often
shared. Requested donation is $3.

The "Seeds, Trees, and Mulch" workshop on March 17-19 will explore
permaculture design, biointensive gardening, biodynamics, and leading
edge approaches for bringing delicious food to the table all year. We
will share practical seed saving and growing techniques best suited for
California bioregions. Special attention is given to fruit tree
varieties that perform well locally, and how to grow them by creating
soil in place with mulch. 

Each participant is encouraged to select from Ecospirit’s onsite
collection of the strongest, tastiest heirloom organic herbs, grains,
and vegetable seeds to enjoy in their own gardens. 

Comfortable overnight guest accommodation Saturday and Sunday nights is

available for up to 12 people, with creek access, yoga space, and hot
tubbing freely available. Bring good footwear and seasonal clothing for
hands-on threshing, winnowing, planting, mulching, and touring in a
vibrant garden-ecosystem. Event Fees are $90 for locals sleeping and
having breakfasts elsewhere; $160 for full accommodations.
Barter-exchange is available if completed prior to event. Participants
may register by sending a check to Ecospirit, PO Box 1766, Ojai, CA
93024. 

More experiential workshops will be held March 31- April 2, "Earthwork,

Stone, and Water" and April 27- 30 "Riparian EcoManagement and Arundo
Donax." 
  
We will celebrate and learn together, enjoying healthy food,
entertainment, and the pleasures of our abundant bioregion to whose
stewardship we are dedicated. For more information please see the
website at www.ecojai.org, or contact Andrea Rolston
[mudgoddess at usa.net] or phone (805) 646-1136.












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