New Permaculture Positions Permaculture @ Claymont 2019-02-12آ  Permaculture Garden Manager Permaculture

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  • Permaculture @ Claymont Newsletter | November 2018

    In this issue: Permaculture work-stay application deadline comingup! Plus photos from the permablitz, a big event announcement, and more.

    New Permaculture Positions APPLICATIONS DUE DECEMBER 1ST!

    Two opportunities to join the permaculture work at Claymont have opened up! We're excited to bring on two new people to help grow the permaculture initiative and to bring new ideas, creativity, and vision to the work. We are looking for two seasoned permaculturalists to spend 6-9 months with us, to join the burgeoning permaculture center and initiate land-based projects on the property. Room, board, and basic pay will be provided for each position.

    To read more about the work-stays and see the application process, click the links below:

  • Permaculture Garden Manager

    Permaculture Design Entrepreneur

    If you know anybody who may like to join what is starting at Claymont next year, please forward them the positions listed above!

    The Trees are in the Ground! On October 27th, 50 volunteers braved the cold, rain, and grey to plant out a food forest along the south bank of the Bullskin Run. Our combined heroic efforts resulted in 300 TREES being planted! There are now new hazelnuts, chestnuts, persimmons, service berries, paw paws, elderberries, and more safe and snug in the ground, protected by fencing from the deer.

    As the elements receded, happy faces lit the way!

  • On behalf of Claymont, the permaculture committee, and mother Earth, a HUGE THANK YOU must go out to Kit McGinnis for organizing the project, getting the entire thing funded, and relying on her prophetic vision to keep us going despite the ominous forecasts that we faced. And thank you to the West Virginia Division of Forestry for your generosity, both in resources and in knowledge sharing. You trained and stewarded us well, and we are so grateful to you for this new community of trees on the land!

    And last, but never least...for all the labor, love, determination, grit, and energy that was brought by the volunteers who came out that Saturday and Sunday, THANK YOU! Thanks to all those pictured and not

  • pictured below, who shared your warmth and muscle with us.

    Event Announcement We're thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Permaculture Convergence next year! The event will take place on June 29th & 30th, 2019.

    The theme of this convergence is self-reliance; the goal is to equip attendees with a broad array of knowledge, skills, and experiences related to empowerment and know-how around the basics: food, water, health, energy, community, and building. In a consumerist paradigm built around disempowerment regarding what it takes to keep us alive, healthy, and happy, this feels of ever-increasing importance.

    If you would like to sign up to teach a workshop during the Convergence weekend, or if you know someone who would be a great workshop teacher or panelist, please reply to this email.

    JOIN THE PLANNING COMMITTEE! We are also looking for volunteers to help with the planning of the event, to assist with: marketing, graphic design, corporate sponsorship, and more! All volunteers will receive a free ticket to the event, and months of verbal affirmations and gratitude from Emily. If you want to be on the planning committee, reply to this email!

  • Help out B & P!

    ​​Bushel & Peck Fundraiser

    Bushel & Peck is the indoor farmers market in town, whose aim is to increase access to healthy food and support local farms. They are asking for support to help them get through a difficult stretch; for the love of local living economies, please donate to them using the link below!

    Donate here

    Community Events

    Permaculture Night-In Wed. Nov 28th, 7-9 pm

    Join us for a screening of the PBS series APPALACHIA: A History of Mountains and People in the Barn Meditation Hall. The series is the first environmental history made for PBS, and documents "how landscape shapes human cultures and in turn humans shape the land - the dynamic interaction of natural history and human history."

    > Tell us if you're coming here

    "Permalook" Thurs. Nov 29th, 12-1 pm

    Emily and Sam will be walking to one part of the land and spending 30-60 minutes observing its characteristics and listening. If you'd like to join, meet them in

  • front of the Octagon at 12 pm on the 29th!

    Quote of the month:

    "Permaculture principles focus on thoughtful designs for small-scale intensive systems which are labor efficient and which use biological resources instead of fossil fuels. Designs stress ecological connections and closed energy and material loops. The core of permaculture is design and the working relationships and connections between all things."


    Permaculture is an ecological design framework based on 12 principles and 3 ethics that helps people to create systems that support human life through aligning with and amplifying nature's processes. To learn more about permaculture, please see the resources below:

    12 Principles of Permaculture and

    Permaculture Ethics