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Are you curious what a property design might look like? How can I help you? I can create a map custom designed for your specific property that is not only an image where to plant, but also a detailed report on species, climate, phases or stages to design, how to amend soils, and how to combat erosion issues. I just uploaded two property designs I created. Newer designs include more detail and more information with web links to plant species, links to resources for additional information, and how to start making money using your property. You do not need to have a “farm” to grow income. You can do it in just a 1/4 acre plot.  With the property owners permission I have posted two additional designs based on a rural configuration where the owners wanted to introduce livestock to their property, 50 acres. The second property is a suburban property and shows the possibilities of what you can do on a smaller portion of land, only 1 acre. You can have a design for any number of situations and configurations. 100+ acre tract down to an apartment window.

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Prices for design are based on time needed and applied to the design, each design will be unique. For details on pricing use the consulting page.

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Rural Design

Urban Design

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I have had a few questions over time about how to get updates for the website, or events. You can subscribe to the site and get updates as they are posted in your e-mail. Use the subscribe to the right. I do post things or share items on some of these other media outlets that will not be found on here.

Social Media

I will usually post events on the website which will also post to all my social media sites. There is also the new addition of the calendar on this site. Some events I am not involved with but post for others as a way to get more education opportunities out there. .

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wolf-Beach-Farms/146431008883129

Twitter

https://twitter.com/WolfBeachFarms

LinkedIn

http://www.linkedin.com/in/rbeach

 Google+

Meetup – Great way to see what events are going on.

http://www.meetup.com/AlternativeGardening/

Calendar – events, and to see about consulting time.

http://wolfbeachfarms.com/consulting/calendar/

Midwest Sustinable Education Conference – Kenlake, KY March 21-23

If you were thinking about attending the March conference now is the time to register. March 1st is a pivotal date for registration for us. We have added a bunch of additional information and hands on activities to the schedule and program. Spring is around the corner and having the knowledge before you begin would most definitely save you time, money, and headaches.

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If you are using the education gained from the conference to further your own business ventures, this may be a business expense on next years taxes. Please consult a tax professional. If you are expecting a tax return, this may be a good use for the funds.

Be sure to take advantage of the discounts available.

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This will be the last conference until late fall due to everyone’s busy schedules.

March 21-23rd.

Details at www.midwestsustinable.org

New feature: Calendar of available time

Several people have asked my availability on certain days/times for consulting, giving classes, or speaking events. So I did some digging and learned how to publish a public calendar.

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Here is the new link.

http://wolfbeachfarms.com/consulting/calendar/

It will be located under the consulting tab on the home screen.

Use this to determine and schedule any consulting time or other activities, or see where I may be presenting or speaking next.

Some days/times are blocked as busy but you may just check if that is the only day/time you have available. I may be able to work something out. Additionally some day/times are blocked only to have time to work on my own projects or for time to write or prepare for a class. So It may be able to be moved as well.

MSE participant comments from January

We just uploaded a few of the comments from the January conference that participants filled at while attending.

We took the suggestions to heart and made some additions and changes based on what the participants had to say. Changes such as, simultaneous classes on varied topics, hands on activities, more depth discussion on certain topics, and location change.

Some things we left the same as what people wanted, such as the meet and greet session, and the open Q&A sessions.

http://www.midwestsustainable.org/information/testimonial/

Get away weekend Feb 22nd

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you haven’t planned anything yet you may be in luck. Cambria Suites in Plainfield if giving discounted room rates if you are attending any of the Homestead and Preparedness classes. I stayed there during the MSE Conference in January. The rooms are very nice, large, andway nicer than places I have stayed in the past. Each room is stocked Wolfgang Puck Coffee and teas, Bath and Body toiletries, have coffee maker, Wi-Fi, and a mini refrigerator. Indoor pool and hot tub is a nice bonus as is the larger gymfacilities. They also offer free transportation to the airport. While there is still snow on the ground and still more to come. It could be a nice getaway. The conference is the weekend AFTER Valentine’s Day, February 22nd but surprise them this weekend. Have dinner and drinks in the hotel and bar or walk over to The Black Swan.

There is a wide variety of classes to take, something that would fit just about anyone. Start planning for your growing season, or come get firearm training, or training about refusing to be a victim. More and more there is news about the crime rate here in Indy. Learn how to help prevent being one of those statistics.

8-9 Introduction and starting your garden (FREE SEEDS), how to get started, and maybe learn some new tricks

9-11 Introduction to permaculture – Exact class that was part of MSE conference but reduced price

11-12 Canning water bath and pressure – how to preserve your foods, not just from your garden, but save money at the store too.

1-3 Applying Permaculture Principals -Exact class that was part of MSE conference but reduced price

3-4 Dehydrating – how to preserve your foods, not just from your garden, but save money at the store too.

4-6 Aquaponics – Growing both fish and plants with no chemicals, more productive than ANY other agriculture technique per space

6-8 Medicinal Herbs – What medicinal herbs you can grow, some potential uses, and preparations

RSVP through the Alternative Gardening Meetup. http://www.meetup.com/AlternativeGardening/

I have partnered up with a pair here in Indy to offer some great security and personal defense classes. Very knowledgeable people.

8am-12pm Utah Permits

1pm-5pm Refuse to be a victim

5-7 pm Introduction to preparedness

The RSVP on Meetup http://www.meetup.com/Indiana-Disaster-Preparedness/

Feb 22 flyer

I have spring fever!

                Permaculture is a transformation of your landscape. Have you wanted to implement permaculture principals but have no time? Or are you lacking the correct tools? Have you wanted to have fruit trees but pruning them and management of them is intimidating? There may be a solution.

                I can help you design your landscape, and have recently found someone in the area who can help you install and manage it. With years of experience in landscaping and tree management he can help you install the initial phases of your project once mapped out. With experience in diagnosing tree issue, and an experienced climber he is able to treat and trim trees back to give optimal sun exposure.

                Now is the time to start planning your permaculture food plot. With 8 inches of snow on the ground it is hard to believe, but planning out well in advance can save you time, money, and frustration down the road. I added a little here and a little there for years, and never looked at my property as a whole. Had I taken some time and planned it out I would have gone about things completely different.

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                I have always wanted one of the trees that grow up against a wall and not only is great to look at, but produces fruit. I never know how to go about doing that. Or when to prune, how to prune, so that I don’t kill the tree and make it as productive as possible. I personally don’t prune because I have a 20’ pole and I want the trees as natural as possible. This does mean I get less production. But with 30+ fruit trees at the moment, I have more fruit than I know what to do with. It is possible to get trees pruned in such a manner as to only allow them as tall as you can reach, and get huge crops off of them. I now know someone who can do this for you. This method can really save space on tight urban lots.  You could even use them as privacy fence, although when the loose their leaves you loose  your privacy.

picture from sharonhockenhull.wordpress.com

picture from sharonhockenhull.wordpress.com

Over the last 2 days I just planted 2,000+ seeds for my spring/summer crops. If I take off the grow bulbs since we don’t have a good window to put them in all of the seeds, containers, soil cost me less than $20. I did this in 8 sq. feed of my basement and I only used 30% of the available space. You can do this too, you just have to think outside the box. From vegetables, to greens, to herbs both medicinal and culinary. What we don’t plant at the three garden sites, will be up for sale/trade. Bartering is a wonderful thing, FYI still looking for some logo work help.IMG_0905

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Want some help getting started? Need help mapping out what to put where? Use the contact us page. Want to make space for a new garden but overhanging tree branches get in the way. Use the contact us page. Want help installing your permaculture food plot. Use the contact us page. See a theme? 

 

Student and client feedback on permaculture design

Here are some comments from the MSE conference we held in January.

“When you have a room full of people, and many of them have or are doing what we want to, it shows that it can be more than a dream for us.” K.F. Indiana

As part of the January conference 2 properties were selected for a permaculture and sustainable agriculture design. Some highlights were what to do with your septic field to make it productive, where to put internal and external fencing for livestock, where to install waterlines, establishing an orchard, where to put swales and so much more. We will be having another conference March 22nd in Kenlake, KY.

While the property owners got a 20 page report detailing species, phases, and suggestions, this is some of the maps we helped them with. It may just look like a bunch of squiggly lines but each dot and line has a meaning and how to implement.

Before.

Property Map Rural     Septic

After

Rough Fence - water Blog      House

“Thanks for the plan and work you put into this project.  We are thrilled and excited to get to work on transforming our property.  We couldn’t be happier with the results of the design.” K.F. Indiana  

Do you want something like this for your property? Do you want to do more with your land but need a map on where to start? Want to see the possibilities? I can help. Check out the consulting page, or contact us page for more information.

 

Next MSE conference March 21-23

It has been decided and finalized (well for the most part) the next conference will be March 21-23 at Kenlake State Park, Kentucky. It will be the three of us again, but new topics in some cases.

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http://www.midwestsustainable.org/hotels/

Schedule is here…

http://www.midwestsustainable.org/schedule/

As you can see still filling in based on feedback from future students here.

http://www.midwestsustainable.org/blog/topics-interested-conference-201401

Help with Logo

                As we start growing with consulting, farming endeavors, teaching, we would like to get some swag. I want more shirts, sweatshirts, etc. We need a brand logo design that we can use on printed materials, clothing, the website etc.

                If this is something that is up your alley let us know. Someone who may just be getting started or already established it doesn’t really matter. The concept and design is what is important. We can also help market your service and designs if this is something you either do full time, or would like to start making money doing.

What we need:

Simple design illustrating Wolf-Beach (nice that we have names that are actual objects).

The design will be used across multiple companies, we have the farm, consulting, educating, and others are being developed.

2-3 colors.

Can print as a logo on a 4”x4” front shirt, business cards, printed materials, and banners.

Not necessary but can use Wolf-Beach or Wolf Beach or wolfbeach in the design.

If any of this is something you or someone else can do let us know through the contact us page.