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Woodbine Ecology Center

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Website: http://woodbinecenter.org
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Inspired and guided by the historical wisdom of indigenous peoples, Woodbine Ecology Center utilizes education, demonstration, research, and active collaboration with indigenous and other communities to develop and promote examples of egalitarian, self-reliant, and sustainable living.

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Comment by Adrienne Rosenberg on September 14, 2011 at 12:14pm
Hello all,

Woodbine Ecology Center is seeking an outgoing, community minded, and knowledgeable Executive Director. The ideal candidate is a collaborative leader, enjoys working with a diversity of people, and shares our passion in our mission. We are working with JVA Consulting LLC, a leader in non-profit consulting, in our search, hiring and transition. JVA is dedicated to identifying, evaluating, recruiting and delivering the highest-caliber Executive Director professionals. Go to http://woodbinecenter.org/jobs for more information and a detailed job posting.
Thanks,
Adrienne Rosenberg
Communications Coordinator
Woodbine Ecology Center
Comment by Adrienne Rosenberg on August 9, 2011 at 11:03am

ONLY 1 MONTH AWAY until Woodbine's PDC

What: Permaculture Design Course
When:
September 9 - 22, 2011
Where:
Woodbine Ecology Center, Sedalia, Colorado.

See http://www.woodbinecenter.org/visit for EXACT directions. All other search results may vary.

Description: Join us for a two-week intensive certificate course in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Learn how to design sustainable and regenerative systems that are in balance with the natural world. Based on the traditional Permaculture Design Course curriculum, this residential course will include permaculture ethics and principles, patterns and design, soil building, food forests, water harvesting, natural building, zero waste systems, community design, aquaculture, medicinal plants, mycology, alternative economics, watershed management, sustainable forestry, and much more.  The course will use a diversity of formats, including lecture, discussions, hands-on activities, field trips, and team design projects.

Incorporating Woodbine's commitment to indigenous values and sustainable communities, the course will also include sessions on traditional ecological knowledge, social and environmental justice, and indigenous permaculture.

Instructors: Pavlos Stavropoulos, Louise Benally, Robert Chanate, Jim Gibson, Mary O'Brien, and special guests.

Cost: $1,100 by May 31, 2011; $1,200 by July 31, 2011. $1,300 after August 1, 2011. Cost includes meals and lodging.

More information on registration, meals, lodging, Limited scholarships and worktrade opportunities, and more go to http://www.woodbinecenter.org/pdc2011

Contact: info@woodbinecenter.org or call 303.380.7984

 

Comment by Adrienne Rosenberg on July 18, 2011 at 9:54am

Join Woodbine Ecology Center and Colorado Aquaponics for the following workshops!

 

Introduction to Aquaponics

What:  Introduction to Aquaponics
When: Saturday July 23, 2011 10:00am - 4:30pm

Where: Woodbine Ecology Center, Sedalia, Co
map: http://www.woodbinecenter.org/visit

Description: This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of aquaponics.

 

The course covers:

  • Benefits of aquaponics
  • System components
  • System designs
  • Fish selection and health
  • Plant selection and health
  • Bacteria and the nitrification cycle
  • System design ratios
  • System startup procedures
  • Ongoing maintenance procedures
  • Tips and tricks

Students will leave the class understanding many of the elements necessary to select the right system components, fish and plant species, as well as how to startup and maintain a personal aquaponics system for the greatest success.

 

Instructors: JD and Tawnya Sawyer of Colorado Aquaoponics

Cost: $75.00


More information on registration, cost, lodging, meals, see http://www.woodbinecenter.org/IntroAquaponics or http://www.coloradoaquaponics.com/intro-to-aquaponics---woodbine


Contact: info@woodbinecenter.org, tawnya@coloradoaquaponics.com or call 303.380.7984 

 

**The following day, there is a Hands-on Aquaponics course offered. For a course description on Hands-on Aquaponics please visit http://www.woodbinecenter.org/HandsonAquaponics  or http://www.coloradoaquaponics.com/hands-on-woodbine

 

Hands-on Aquaponics

What:  Hands-on Aquaponics
When: Sunday July 24, 2011 10:00am - 4:30pm

Where: Woodbine Ecology Center, Sedalia, Co
map: http://www.woodbinecenter.org/visit

Description: This hands-on aquaponics intensive workshop will provide valuable information and skills necessary to build a personal or community aquaponic systems from locally sourced and repurposed materials. The course will include a brief classroom lecture and hands on construction building a personal aquaponics system using an IBC container. It is recommended (but not essential) that participants have previously attended the Introduction to Aquaponics workshop (provided at Woodbine on Saturday July 23rd) for an enjoyable and informative Aquaponics Intensive weekend.

 

The course covers:

  • System components and sourcing
  • Aquaponics design and location considerations
  • Growbed, plant crop, fish tank size, stocking density and feed ratios
  • Hands-on construction of a personal aquaponics system tank system
  • Building a bell siphon and assembling other plumbing parts
  • Filling the system with media and water
  • Fishless and fish cycle startup procedures
  • Discussion of fish transportation and stocking the tank
  • Seeding, transplanting, rotational planting, plant health and harvesting
  • Daily operations and maintenance

 

The systems built during class will be used for aquaponics demonstrations at Woodbine. If you are interested in building your own system during class to take home with you, additional materials can be purchased with advance notice for an additional fee.

 

Instructors: JD and Tawnya Sawyer of Colorado Aquaoponics

 

Cost: $125.00. The cost of the course will help cover the system materials required to build an IBC aquaponics system. 


More information on registration, lodging, meals, see http://www.woodbinecenter.org/HandsonAquaponics or http://www.coloradoaquaponics.com/hands-on-woodbine

 

Contact: info@woodbinecenter.org, tawnya@coloradoaquaponics.com or call 303.380.7984

 

** The previous day, there is an Introduction to Aquaponics course offered. For a course description on Introductions to Aquaponics please visit see http://www.woodbinecenter.org/IntroAquaponics or http://www.coloradoaquaponics.com/intro-to-aquaponics---woodbine

Comment by Adrienne Rosenberg on July 12, 2011 at 1:51pm

Woodbine is offering a Permaculture Design Course September 9-22!


What:
Permaculture Design Course
When:
September 9 - 22, 2011
Where:
Woodbine Ecology Center, Sedalia, Colorado.

See http://www.woodbinecenter.org/visit for EXACT directions. All other search results may vary.

Description: Join us for a two-week intensive certificate course in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Learn how to design sustainable and regenerative systems that are in balance with the natural world. Based on the traditional Permaculture Design Course curriculum, this residential course will include permaculture ethics and principles, patterns and design, soil building, food forests, water harvesting, natural building, zero waste systems, community design, aquaculture, medicinal plants, mycology, alternative economics, watershed management, sustainable forestry, and much more.  The course will use a diversity of formats, including lecture, discussions, hands-on activities, field trips, and team design projects.

Incorporating Woodbine's commitment to indigenous values and sustainable communities, the course will also include sessions on traditional ecological knowledge, social and environmental justice, and indigenous permaculture.

Instructors: Pavlos Stavropoulos, Louise Benally, Robert Chanate, Jim Gibson, Mary O'Brien, and special guests.

Cost: $1,100 by May 31, 2011; $1,200 by July 31, 2011. $1,300 after August 1, 2011. Cost includes meals and lodging.

More information on registration, meals, lodging, Limited scholarships and worktrade opportunities, and more go to http://www.woodbinecenter.org/pdc2011

Contact: info@woodbinecenter.org or call 303.380.7984

 

Comment by Adrienne Rosenberg on June 9, 2011 at 10:23am

Hi all,

Please join Woodbine for our upcoming workshop!

 

Indigenous Wildlands Restoration Workshop

What:  Indigenous Wildlands Restoration Workshop
When:
Friday July 8, 6:30pm - Sunday July 10, 4:30pm

Where: Woodbine Ecology Center, Sedalia, Co
map: http://www.woodbinecenter.org/visit

 


Description: As more people move into urban areas, forests and wildlands are being destroyed at an increasing rate. Indigenous Peoples traditionally understood the forest to be a shared living environment and this knowledge was a guiding force in their rehabilitation and maintenance of the forest and wildlands.

 

This workshop will share the holistic forestry philosophies and practices that guided Native American and Indigenous Peoples as well as some of the practical tools and techniques that have been adapted to forest and wildlands restoration and are being used at Woodbine. Both these tools and perspectives can be used for increasing the health of, and appreciation for, the forests and the communities that depend on them.

 

Who: Instructors are Robert Chanate, Pavlos Stavropoulos, and guests.

 

Cost: In order to make our programs as accessible as possible while still covering our costs we have a four tier fee structure. Please see our website for the sliding scale.


More information on registration, cost, lodging, meals, work-trade and scholarship opportunities, see http://www.woodbinecenter.org/indigenousforestry


Contact:
info@woodbinecenter.org or call 303.380.7984

 

Comment by Adrienne Rosenberg on May 17, 2011 at 12:11pm

Hi Everyone, Check out an article written in Elephant Journal for our last event Honoring Mother Earth Everyday: Indigenous Models and Practices for Sustainable Communities.

 

http://www.elephantjournal.com/?p=163341

Comment by Adrienne Rosenberg on May 12, 2011 at 8:01am

Hello all, please come to-----

Who: Eric Toensmeier, author of "Perennial Vegetables" and co-author of "Edible Forest Gardens", Pavlos Stavropoulos, Mary O'Brien, and Jim Gibson

When: Residential Course Option: Friday June 3, 6:30pm-  Wednesday June 8, 4:30pm

Weekend Course Option: Friday June 3, 6:30pm- Sunday June 5, 5:30pm

What: Edible Forest Gardens: An Intensive Design Course with weekend EFG primer option. The full five day residential course will emphasize the design process, with hands-on design work for all participants. Participants will also learn the art and science of habitat mimicry, polyculture assembly, and plant a demonstration forest garden. A special focus of this course will be eco-cultural restoration of indigenous management of native useful plants and landscapes. Those who already have a Permaculture Design Certificate can choose to take this residential class as an Advanced Permaculture Design Course and gain an Advanced Design Certificate. Both workshop options begin on Friday with introductions and an orientation.

Cost is on a sliding scale.

See http://www.woodbinecenter.org/efg2011 for information on cost, lodging, meals, work-trade, and scholarship opportunities.

Email: info@woodbinecenter.org

Call: 303.380.7984

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMV4M0eiLZQ


Comment by Adrienne Rosenberg on March 22, 2011 at 4:37pm
Hi everyone. Adrienne here. Pleased to be handling the Woodbine Transitions Colorado Account. Please join us for our upcoming Spring Celebration event http://www.woodbinecenter.org/spring2011 and our  very exciting Honoring Mother Earth Everyday: Indigenous Models and Practices for Sustainable Communities http://www.woodbinecenter.org/honoring-mother-earth-every-day-indig...
Comment by Nushin Farjadi on March 19, 2010 at 2:23pm
Happy Persian New year, celebrating the spring equinox, a time of renewal, growth, family, friends and peace.
Comment by Phillip Rish on January 3, 2010 at 1:17pm
I met Tere at Bioneers. I love what you guys are doing! Keep me posted.
 

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