Adult Education Programs

 *2012/2013 Schedule*

Saturday, September 15

Mountaintop Removal vs. Care of Creation

Cost: $10

10 a.m. to 12 noon

Facilitator: Jeannie Kirkhope
As founder and director of the Appalachian Catholic Worker Farm and the E.C.O. Center in Spencer, W.V. her mission since 2002 has been to provide spiritual space and hope in the mountains by addressing issues of poverty and the environment through Education, Contemplation and Outreach.

Workshop: Mountaintop Removal vs. Care of Creation
Jeanne will be describing the lucrative coal extraction process called “MTR” and its effects, not only on the land, but on the poorest communities of Appalachia.  She will speak of our unintentional complicity in MTR, how the practice of it does not coincide with our Judeo/Christian tradition, and ways we can stop it.  A short video from the people’s perspective will be shown with Q & A to follow.


Saturday, October 20

Edible Landscapes   Cost: $10

10 a.m. to 12 noon

Workshop: Edible Landscapes
Edible landscaping is the use of food-producing plants principally in the residential landscape.  Edible landscapes combine fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and ornamental plants into aesthetically pleasing designs.  These designs can incorporate any garden style and can include anywhere from 1 -100% edible species.  This workshop will cover the reasons why edibles in your landscape, plant and tree selections.Facilitator: Vince Kirchner

Vince is certified by Midwest Permaculture and Permaculture Project LLC as an instructor of the Permaculture Design Certificate Course.  In 2009 Vince established Great Lakes Permaculture to provide consulting and educational businesses promoting the ideas of eco-agriculture, renewable energy resources and eco-construction methods.  Vince is also an OSU Master Gardener living in Seneca County

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