Winter Greens and my PDC

Just two quick updates here:

  1. Yes, the gardens continue to produce in mid-January. We’ve had such weird weather here, ranging from minus 15 degrees Fahrenheit a couple weeks ago to 56(!) degrees last night. Between row covers and snow, the kale, miner’s lettuce, chard, and mustard are all still providing us with the tastiest of very fresh greens. I snuck out between rainstorms yesterday afternoon to harvest these yums for dinner and smoothies. I wouldn’t eat the chard raw, since it’s a little mushy, especially the stems, but when cooked, this frostbitten chard tastes unbelievably rich and chewy. One of our favorites!

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      2. It’s official: I completed my Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) and am now qualified to offer permaculture consultations, help individuals and communities design permaculture setups, and also teach permaculture related workshops. In order to teach the full PDC, I would need more training and an apprenticeship, because that course covers a massive amount of material; however, I’m qualified and open to teaching smaller, more focused workshops for people who want to learn about permaculture before committing to the time and money associated with learning the full spectrum of permanent agriculture and permanent culture.

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  1. Posted by Sky on January 12, 2017 at 11:48 am

    C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S on finishing your course and obtaining your certification! I am certain many people and communities will benefit from your instruction and guidance Good on you, Laura! Good on you!

    Sky ❀

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  2. Wonderful that you have finished your PDC… And Yeah… to garden greens.. I too am getting Kale and sprouts along with Chard still out of the garden.. The kale though was under attack from white fly.. but the frost and cold has improved things..

    love and Hugs.. xxx Sue xx

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  3. Posted by seattle72 on January 12, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Yay! Congrats! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

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  4. That’s great news Laura!! Congratulations. 🌈😊

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  5. Reblogged this on Reiki Dawn and commented:
    Sharing the great news from Laura!

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  6. woo hoo!! i so thought i’d commented yesterday on this, but realize i didn’t..i keep having these telepathic things happening so strongly and clearly that i forget i didn’t in the physical actually do something even though i did. lol! so sending you a tangible message of big yay’s!! for all that has completed. i know how much you’ve been tying everything up and how freeing and expansive that all is ❀

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  7. […] and fruit trees for easier ID. I’m also leaving each house with the map I made for my Permaculture Design Certificate — but with individual fruit and nut trees and shrubs […]

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  8. […] connected, much more than we know, even when we aim for more self-reliance and independence. When I received my PDC (permaculture design certificate), I was reminded that “the problem is the solution.” Even groundhogs, existing trees, a […]

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