‘Permaculture 101’ March 5 at Thompson Free Library

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) will be hosting an introduction to Permaculture and discussion at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at the Thompson Free Library.

You may be wondering, “what is Permaculture?” or “how do I implement these practices on my land?” Steve DeGoosh and Brooke Isham from LOMAH (Land of Milk and Honey) Farmstead in Sangerville will be sharing their knowledge and how they have implemented permaculture on their properties, both urban and rural. They will be presenting basic instruction on how to get started and will leave you inspired on how you can interact harmoniously with the landscape around you, while producing food, energy and shelter in a more sustainable way.

Steve DeGoosh (Ph.D) is a former associate professor from Northern Michigan University in Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, and is a certified permaculture instructor. Brooke Isham (MA) is a graduate of both Northern Michigan and Western Michigan University, and is a certified permaculture designer. They are integrating permaculture design into their 16-acre farm, where they raise bees, sheep and chickens, grow vegetables, and make soap. You can find more information about LOMAH at or on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Think spring and explore new ways to grow food this year. Come and listen to this informational discussion, just one of a series of Permaculture events PCSWCD plans to offer this year. Join us for the movie “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective” in June, with details to follow, and an autumn discussion of walking the land with certified permaculture designer Courtney Williams from Marr Pond Farm.

If you are curious to learn more about Permaculture and would like to come to this free event, please contact the district at 564-2321 ext. 3 or email to register.

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