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Events for the week of 03/17/2013
Full Belly Project: Agriculture & Appropriate Technology
Date: 3/19 - 3/19   click here for website

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Jock Brandis, Founder and R&D Director of Full Belly Project, will share ideas, successes, and inspirations from his non-profit that designs and distributes income-generating agricultural devices to improve life in rural communities.

The Full Belly Project has already had creative design suggestions from NC farmers on how to make machinery that fits their needs better. Whenever that starts happening in developing countries they know they are on the right track. In NC, they have the luxury that test users already have great information connectivity and no language barrier. Flexible prototypes generating real time feedback is the best way to move quickly to final designs.

Sponsor: Sustainable Development
Contact name: Sandra Lubarsky
Contact email: lubarskysb@appstate.edu
Contact telephone: 800.555.0100
Location: Three Top Mountain Room 169, Plemmons Student Union
Admission: Free and open to the public

First Day of Spring Vegan Potluck
Date: 3/20 - 3/20   click here for website

First Day of Spring Vegan Potluck
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Watauga County Public Library
140 Queen Street
Boone, NC 28607

Celebrate the very first day of spring by joining with your friends at the VegBoone vegan potluck.

It will be held on Wednesday, March 20th, at the Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen Street in Boone. Arrive between 6:00 and 6:30. Please bring a generous amount of vegan food (no meat, fish, eggs, dairy, or honey) that would yield at least 8 servings, your own place setting, and a copy of your recipe or a list of the ingredients. Multiple copies to share with others would most certainly be appreciated by participants and it's a great way to add great vegan recipes to your collection!

Join us for a delicious and varied dinner with others who eat consciously. Feel free to bring guests, but just be sure to bring enough food to cover for their contribution.

To RSVP go to www.meetup.com/VegBoone. It's always free to join VegBoone!

Email: vegboone@gmail.com

Affordable Permaculture Course Feb - Mar 2013
Date: 3/23 - 3/23   click here for website

Repeats every week until Mon Mar 25 2013 except Sat Feb 16 2013, Sat Mar 09 2013.

We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
283 Coolbrook Road
Union Grove, NC 28689

Get ready for spring planting with an affordable permaculture design course near Boone!

Need ideas to get started? Want to meet like-minded individuals and start the path to living sustainably? Then earn your permaculture design certificate with the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute!

Visit www.weareallfarmers.org to learn more or call 704 592 2557 for more info. Payment plans available. We look forward to seeing you!

The We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute is a North Carolina non-profit devoted to helping people in the Appalachian-Piedmont become more responsible for their food. We also conduct three free workshops a year for regional non-profits.

Here is what people are saying about working with We Are All Farmers:

The on site, two day workshop facilitated by We Are All Farmers was an excellent addition to our community garden project. Intensive discussions, critical perspectives and hands-on work helped us to really begin to move toward more organized and strategic agricultural production. We were able to take all of the information and suggestions provided and develop our own, long term place-based solutions for our garden space. It’s amazing, for me, how an objective perspective can broaden a collective vision for land.

William Isom II
Volunteer Coordinator
The Birdhouse
Knoxville, Tennessee

I wanted to say thank you again for the four PDC weekends we have had so far. I have found them to not only be very informative, but also transforming. The opportunity to learn in a diverse, relaxed atmosphere, with individuals from all walks of life, has been beyond wonderful. I feel that everything we have learned to date is directly applicable to improving the quality of not only our surroundings, but also the interactions we have with others. Your farm is an amazing place, and the PDC will always be very important to me.

–Brian K.

Name: Edward Marshall
Email: weareallfarmers@gmail.com
Phone: (704) 592-2557

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