The Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group has some great Meetups on the horizon.
Sunday, July 25, 2010, 3:00 p.m.: Solar Food Dryer Meetup
Michael Bliss has offered to show us the solar food dryer that he has built. Over the course of a few weekends, he used the plans from “The Solar Food Dryer,” by Eben Fodor, to build his dehydrator. He’ll share with us what he learned by building his own dryer ~ what he liked, what changed from the plans, what he would do differently, and how he’s used it so far. We’ll also take time to see what else the Blisses have done around their home, including installing a solar hot water system.
Please bring a dish to share, as we’ll wrap up the afternoon with a potluck.
We are asking for a $5-10 donation for this event.
Sunday, August 8, 2010, 2:00-4:00 p.m.: Composting with Rian Bedard, Barrington
Come learn the basics of backyard composting, the do’s and don’ts, how to keep your pile active, and the basic science behind it. Rian will also talk about how it is done on a large scale at commercial facilities.
Rian Bedard is a certified Permaculture Designer and instructor. He started the first Zero Waste program as manager of the Me and Ollie’s Cafe in Downtown Portsmouth. He worked as assistant director of the Green Alliance, where he realized that there was a demand for compost hauling service. In November of 2009 he decided to venture into the hauling industry and started a company called EcoMovement. They currently have 30 clients and are diverting an estimated 20,000 pounds of food waste from the landfill a week.
We are charging for this on a sliding scale of $5-20. Space is limited.
The group will also be adding more exciting events soon, so make sure to check back with their website to see what’s coming.