Movie time! Food Forests 101

Sun, 08/17/2014 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

What is a food forest, and what does it look like in our backyard? Our neighborhood? Our community? What role do our feathered friends play in this perennial food system?

Bring a finger food snack to share and join us for a summer food movie and discussion at the Sustainable Food Center headquarters. We'll be watching excerpts from the Establishing a Food Forest with Geoff Lawton dvd (with permission for public viewing granted from the Permaculture Research Institute and EcoFilms Australia).

Perm the park

Sat, 08/09/2014 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

A major goal for ape99 is to transform the abandoned section of city park that we're adjacent to here in east Austin.

We've had a few meetups to work on it from time to time but nothing consistent.

SO...going to try something new and in line with the permaculture directive of 'small and consistent changes"

We'll be stacking functions by hands-on exploration permaculture while creating a sustainable food forest. The best way to learn permaculture is by doing, not reading.

Sustainable Food Center Spring Potluck

Tue, 05/13/2014 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

This is a free event hosted by the Sustainable Food Center, and is lots of fun!

RSVP (no charge) at:

Come meet other people interested in growing food and make some new friends - or visit with familiar faces.

From SFC's website at:

Permablitz at Eastside Memorial High School!

Sat, 05/10/2014 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Sun, 05/11/2014 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

We're at it again! This May 10-11th please join us at Eastside Memorial High School to help us teach the students there how to build a perennial food garden and learn how to do so yourself. This will be the first high school we have blitzed at and we are very excited about it!

April Permablitz

Sun, 04/13/2014 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

Because of the hectic schedules of our organizers, we will be having a maintenance permablitz for April. This is necessary to check up on the gardens we have created and to add more cover crop seeds for the warm season.

Islands of Fertility with Permaculture Design

Sun, 04/06/2014 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Islands of Fertility with Permaculture Design

Coyote Creek Spring Tour

Sun, 03/23/2014 -
11:00am to 1:00pm


Ready for a spring picnic on an organic farm? Do you wonder about all those chickens that produce your "Jeremiah Cunningham's World's Best Eggs"?  If you've never seen a 100% organic free range chicken operation, and would like to tour the actual feed mill that produces Coyote Creek Organic Feed, then mark your calendars for the Coyote Creek Spring Tour! 

Discover your Own Local Austin

Sat, 04/05/2014 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Its week two of The Ultimate Scavenger Hunt for the Sustainable Egg.  Where can you find chickens and chicks, coops and feed, and garden supplies to grow food in your own backyard? What are successful zone 8 foods you can grow in the city?  Continue your hunt for the sustainable egg at one of our favorite local chicken connections, and find everything you need to grow your own local Austin. 

Sustainable Austin - Helping Things Grow in Your Own Back Yard

Sat, 04/12/2014 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

The hunt for sustainable food continues in week III of The Ultimate Scavenger Hunt for the Sustainable Egg. Are you ready to start growing food in your backyard?  Learn about zero waste, compost, and community gardens.

Join Heather-Nicole Hoffman of Compost Coalition, and the librarians at Windsor Park Branch.  Learn how to turn compost into food, and make Austin's zero waste goals happen, with a little help from you and your chickens.   Reduce waste and improve your soils, your food and your home. 

Bright Sky Reteaches Four day MEGA-EVENT Permaculture Voices in 99 minutes.

Fri, 03/21/2014 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm

Most of the core commonly cited authors of Permaculture Design Course curriculum gathered before the full moon just before spring,  and spoke to an unusually educated and engaged audience.

A sharing of feedback. A sharing of food (yes, we're integrating  potluck. [Pot-luck: a suggestion that gifting food and drinks and stories creates value beyond the initial investment]) A sharing of hearts and music and microbes.

Hear Bright Sky reteach proportionally the input of 27.5 hours of attended talks compressed into 99 minutes. This translate to:


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