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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

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Indiana Homesteading and Preparedness Conference Feb 22, 2014

I recently scheduled a series of classes here in Indy. We are calling this the Indiana Homesteading and Preparedness Conference. This will be the first we hope of many in the future. We have a lineup of other great presenters in the future. Things like cheese making, soap making, goats, rabbits, back yard chickens, upcycling materials, improvised weapons, baton training, NRA training, and so much more. Want more leave a comment on what you want to see.

Here is the schedule for the Permaculture and related classes. Two of them are the same I gave during the MSE conference; one is what will be given at the NEXT MSE conference in March (estimated), held in Kentucky. We will be bringing it back here to Indiana this fall

All are pre-pay registration. This is to ensure we have seats, and the seats are filled. Too often people RSVP then don’t show.

Attending any of the classes? Hang out at Black Swan after the conference, socialize and build some community.   Everything is held on Feb 22 out in Plainfield Indiana at the Cambria Suites.

8-9 Introduction and starting your garden

9-11 Introduction to permaculture

11-12 Canning water bath and pressure

1-3 Applying Permaculture Principals

3-4 Dehydrating

4-6 Aquaponics

6-8 Medicinal Herbs

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/

A little more than 24 hrs until the Sustainable Agriculture conference starts tomorrow evening. Not too late to sign up.

A little more than 24 hrs until the Sustainable Agriculture conference starts tomorrow evening. Not too late to sign up. More details at www.midwestsustainable.org

We now have a little over 24 hours until the start of the Midwest Sustainable Education Conference. We will be starting with a meet and greet at Black Swan Brewpub 5:30pm. They are reserving space for us to mingle and discuss things before the conference. Presenters, Darby Simpson, Jason Akers, and myself are putting the final touches on presentations and designs. It is not too late. While online registration has been closed you can still use the Contact us at www.midwestsustainable.org page for pre-registration. You can still register all the way until conference start time of 7 am Saturday Morning but will be full price.

This conference has taken up a bunch of my time lately and will get back to regular posting after the conference. With 162 slides and even more photos to present in 4 hrs (240 minutes or less) I have to average 1.5 min per slide. Then there is 4 hours of property design and discussion. BUSY weekend.

If you missed out this weekend we MAY be having another in March/April but it may not be as local, like out of state, and may not be the same content. I am working on some smaller classes locally but nothing like this. Keep Feb 22 open for that. More details in the future.

Big thank you to Cambria Suites for working with us, such great accommodations, and working around our MANY needs.

Reminder Local learning opportunities

Tonight – Wednesday November 6th at 7pm Edible Wild Plants presented by Chris Martini, park manager of Southeastway Park, presenting at the Franklin Township Civic League, 8822 Southeastern Avenue Indianapolis, IN. This is a free class and a great opportunity to learn about wild edibles. This is definitely something you don’t want to learn from a book or online. If you want to register online please do so at the Alternative Gardening Meetup site.

  

Saturday November 23rh 9am. Full day class on homesteading. I will be presenting on turning your back yard into a food production machine, then how to preserve and store what you have produced. Lastly some DIY items you can make yourself, healthier and cheaper such as; laundry soap, toothpaste and more. Get free samples and register to win a free planting barrel. A $120 value. The cost is $40 per person and a discount for couples. Pay in advance to reserve your seat. More details and to register here. Global Soaps will be on hand to sell and discuss natural soap and lotion making.

 

January 10-12 there will be a 2 day seminar on permaculture, homesteading, selling you overage produced, rotational grazing, fencing and more. Three presenters Jason Akers from Self Sufficient Gardner, Darby Simpson from Darby Simpson Consulting and Simpson Family Farm, and I will give two full days of information. Then a meet and greet on Friday night to mingle and get some extra personal attention and questions answered and the evening of Saturday the 11th will be a round table question and answer session, so participants can get their specific questions answered or more details from topics discussed. Bonus, two properties, one urban and one rural will be selected for a permaculture and rotational grazing build. This alone is worth several hundred dollars. The cost for both days and access to the meet and greet is $150 in advance and there are discounts available and payment options available. More details later this week. We are developing a site specific to this project. I wanted to get the information out and people to start planning. It will be at the Cambria Suites hotel in Plainfield so if you wanted to stay and not have to drive out each day there are a block of rooms reserved already. Indoor pool, gym, and some pretty nice suites. Great getaway in the middle of Indiana winter