Saturday, February 28, 2015

New Blog

Good day all, I have created a blog to share the development of the puppet show, The Adventures of Wanda and Wally Earthworm.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Permaculture Teacher Patrick Whitefield Has Died.

I was saddened to read the news from Permaculture UK, that permaculture designer, teacher, and author Patrick Whitefield had died. Patrick's book the Earth Care Manual played and continues to play a major role in my development as a permaculture designer. Thank you Patrick for all the great work you shared with us.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Hi, we recently formed a story telling group Les Conteurs Restigouche we can learn and practice the art of storytelling. Visit us on Facebook.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Introduction to Permaculture- Course

Over three weekends this spring, there will be a hands-on, intensive introduction to permaculture course in Dalhousie New Brunswick. We will look at the ethics and design principles, focus on observation skills and enjoy good food, working together and as much fun as we can fit into the program.

A permaculture vegetable garden will be designed and created on site. The course takes place on 84 acres of land, there is room for camping. More information will be posted here and on Facebook. if this interests you, leave a comment.

Birds and Bees

The Tribune of February 20 is for the birds and butterflies.

Planting for the birds will not interfere with the food garden. It is simple enough to combine plants appealing to birds and plants destined for the kitchen. Cut flowers, herbs, carrots and so on work well within a garden attractive to birds.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Birds, Bees, Butterflies

"Gardening is a peaceful and serene way to invest time, and makes an excellent avocation. Peaceful and serene, yes, but not lonely. When you are next out in the garden, any natural garden, take a moment to stop, look and listen. Pause, pay attention, observe, and you cannot help but notice the activity going on all around.

You will see bees and butterflies, hard at work moving from plant to plant. The birds will have flown away as you approach, but not far, they are waiting for you to depart to get back to work. "
This Friday (Feb 13) I begin a two part article on bringing birds, bees and butterflies into your garden. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Permaculture Designers

Permaculture designers do not force a design upon a landscape. Instead they listen to what the land wants to become and then develop a design that melds the land's needs with human needs and create a resilient site.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wanda- Beta Puppet

Good day, this is my first attempt at creating Wanda the earthworm, a beta test version.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sock Puppets

Today I begin work on the sock puppets, Wanda and Wally Earthworm. Wanda and Wally will make their debut in April for earth day at the Campbellton Centennial Library. The permaculture storytellers will be wriggling. This is the first in a series of stories that will take a holistic look at the world we are connected with.

Native Plants

There are two projects happening here in Campbellton that have me turning to the subject of native plants. When we are discussing native pl...