Welcome to the June 2008 Alderleaf eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!
In this issue...
1.) Raccoon Tracks and Sign
Key characteristics for identifying raccoon tracks and sign...
2.) Permaculture at Alderleaf!
We're excited to welcome Adam Rawson, permaculture instructor, as adjunct faculty...
3.) Summer Open House Events
Join us for a day at the Alderleaf property - tours, work parties, potlucks, and music this summer...
June Feature: Raccoon Tracks and Sign
Raccoon tracks can be found throughout the United States in almost all habitat types. They are a member of the Procyonidae family, which also includes the ringtail and coati. Raccoons are omnivorous, eating a wide range of foods from crayfish and frogs, to berries and eggs.
Permaculture at Alderleaf
We're excited to welcome Adam Rawson, permaculture designer, as an adjunct instructor at the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program!
Adam has been teaching and implementing permaculture, sustainable design, and organic agriculture for over 15 years. He is helping to design and implement the master plan of the campus, and sharing his strong sense of human sustainability based on Nature’s model. Adam is the founder and lead designer of Eden Cultivation, a whole systems design firm specializing in permaculture, sustainable living and land use.
Through Adam's guidance, students in the Wilderness Certification Program will complete the permaculture design curriculum and, upon graduation, will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate. This provides a unique opportunity to learn permaculture in conjunction with nature skills, over the course of a school year.
Learn more about the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program
Summer Open House Events!
Spend a day at the Alderleaf campus. Join us for a tour of the property, work party, potluck, and celebration. Free and open to the public!
Saturday, July 19th, 10am to 6pm
Sunday, August 10th, 10am to 6pm
10am: Welcome and Tour of the Property
11am-5pm: Work Party Projects (such as trail maintenance)
1pm: Potluck Lunch (bring a potluck item)
5pm: Dinner and Music Jam: Local gourmet pizza provided
-feel free to bring an acoustic musical instrument
The Alderleaf Campus is located at 18715 299th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Wear outdoor clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Bring gloves and outdoor tools (such as pruners or loppers) if you have them. Hope to see you there!
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Alderleaf Wilderness College
18715 299th Ave SE
Monroe, WA 98272
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