Monday, March 26, 2012

What's Happening at Adventure Farm?

A Whole Lot!  For those of you who have been asking, and for those who might be wondering what we are up to, here's our plans for the next month or so. We sure would like to see some of you.

Adventure Farm Spring Happenings

“Tackling the Front Yard” events 
Getting rid of that front lawn and working to hold water on the property.

Phase One:

April 1 (9 am - noon) Developing a path and building an A-frame
Guy and Deanna will be creating a path across the front yard. We will be repurposing some old salvaged metal grates for some steps and hopefully mulching the path and planting some-sort of “walkable” herbs in the grates. Guy and I will also build an A-frame for making my swales the following Saturday. Free veggie plants for those who volunteer to help.

April 7- (9am-until I’m finished or the sun goes down)   Swales, mulching, and planting
Deanna will be digging swales on the front hill, sheet mulching with newspaper and leaf mulch, and planting native grasses and lavender. Free veggie plants for those who volunteer. 

Other Adventure Farm Happenings!

April 7- (11am-2pm and 2pm-5pm)  Tree Climbing
Guy will be hosting an introduction to tree-climbing event. This is a free event, but you must register to attend. We have a limited number of spots. There is a morning and afternoon session. Here is a link to find out more details about this event, but you don’t have to join the meetup group to come, just let us know.

April 13-15- Tree Climbing Course
Adventure Farm will be hosting Tim Kovar. Tim is a world renowned tree-climber and will be here working with Guy as they teach an introductory tree climbing course. If you are interested in learning basic tree climbing, then check out the Adventure Tree website at:

April 17- (6:30-8:30) Permie Book Club meeting
We will be discussing Earth User's Guide to Permaculture by Rosemary Morrow and whatever else comes to mind.  Come sit on the back porch, snack on some good food, and enjoy some good permie company.

April 21- (9-whenever we finish) Installing rainbarrels
Guy and I will be installing guttering and a row of five rain barrels on the back shed. The shed is situated at the highest point in the yard, so it should be the best spot for a row of rain barrels. Get your engineering head on and come help us figure this one out. 

A few other fun events around town where you will find us.

3/31-"No Child Left Inside" Conference at UMSL 
Guy and Deanna will be attending.  Find out more here

4/18- (7:30-9:30) Transition Town Book Discussion at Foundation Grounds in Maplewood
Deanna will be attending a Transition Town Book Discussion-Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic farming works.The author, Atina Diffley, will be there to read from the book and sign copies. I believe there will be copies there to buy, too. Come join me.  
5/19-(8:30am -noon) Awakening the Dreamer
Deanna will be attending Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium at St. Stephen’s Church in Ferguson, MO. You can find out more at  If you are interested in attending this event, contact Carleton Stock at

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