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Premium Red Wiggler Castings

 

worm pooh  Finest organic red wiggler(ecosystems managers) castings. Fresh not all dried out like some brands so microorganisms are still thriving.
1 pound premium worm castings
http://wormpooh.com/ 

Designing Edible Forest Gardens Workshop

Prairie Ecosystems Management

 

                             Sustainable AgroEcology

  • Agroforesty
  • Permascape Design
  • Season Extension Structures
  • Edible Landscape Plants
  • Conservation Biological Control

Consulting and Design

Steve Mann

Kansas City Missouri

816 352-9213

steve@prairietrading.com

 

 

Peremascape Workshop May 7 & 14

Kale Culture

                   Low cost appropriate technology for healthy eating and lifestyle.

SkyLid Coldframe  season extension structure custom built for your site.

In the Fall  plant kale, spinach and other cold season vegetables   and harvest through out the winter  for your  ‘grow your own’ lifestyle.

 In the Spring  get a head start on spring tender vegetables like tomatoes  peppers, eggplant and cucumbers. 

 We are constantly developing  new innovative designs  so you can grow healthful vegetables  all year long give us a call. 816 352-9213

 

 

 

Permascape for the Urban Environment Workshop

Permascape is the design and installation of edible, low maintenance, and low ecological footprint landscapes using permaculture and Ecosystems Management principles. Learn about: plants for edible landscaping, integrated pest management, ecological engineering for bio-diversity and habitat restoration, site water retention techniques, cover crops and soil fertility, inner cropping vegetable production and lawn eradication techniques. 

 There is a bonus field tour on Saturday, August 18 10:00 AM at the Food Not Lawns Experiment Station, 6310 NW Waukomis Dr., KCMO on cover crops, inner cropping, no till fruit and vegetable production. We will follow the tour with a Food Not Lawns Kansas City Potluck and get together at 12PM. Everyone is welcome.

 Wednesdays, August 15, 22 2012 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 UMKC School of Medicine, Theatre C, first floor, 2411 Holmes, KCMO

 Register Online at www.umkc.edu/commu or call 816-235-1407

And Summer Communiversity catalog #2303A

Permascape a Paradise Garden

 

Permascape is the design and installation of edible, low maintenance, and low ecological footprint landscapes using permaculture and Ecosystems Management principles. 

·         Plants for Edible landscaping

·         Integrated pest management

·         Ecological engineering

·         Site water retention techniques

·         Cover crops and soil fertility

·         Lawn eradication techniques

Design and Instalation Services

Steve@prairietrading.com

A Workshop On Designing Edible Forest Gardens

 

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

(BYO bag lunch at 11:30 AM)

At the home of PJ Quell and Larry Davis–

site of the new ¼ acre KCCUA forest garden

http://www.kccua.org/FG-Workshop-Flyer.pdf

5425 Mastin St., Merriam, KS, 66203

 

Disease Resistant Fruit and Red Worms

 

gala-apples

 

Disease resistant apples, pears, plumbs and nut trees.

 

Raspberries, red, black, golden

 

Elderberries

 

Insectary plants  yarrow, comfry, borage, thyme, hyssop, wild flowers, prairie plants and grasses.

 

Bamboo two varieties

 

cat-bamboo

 

Yellow grove Phyllostachys Aureosulcata  Cat Bamboo grows to 30’ 2” diameter, edible shoots and

 

 

 

 

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Ground Cover Bamboo Pleioblastus variegates  24” height ideal for sloop stabilization.

 

 

 

 

Soil for raised beds.

 

Probiotic soil microbes.

 

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Red worms

http://www.prairietrading.com/2010/08/19/worms-for-vermicomposting-and-soil-building/

 

 

 I can prune your fruit trees and brambles, prep your beds, build raised beds, no-till beds, plant edible landscaping.

 

Don’t plant a fruit tree till you talk to me about disease

 

Orchard maintenance, Organic pest control. resistant varieties and alternatives to spraying.

Wild flowers, prairie plants and grasses.

 

Steve Mann

Prairie Ecosystems Management

816 352-9213

Food Forest Workshop

Food Not Lawns

Urban Forest Gardens

 

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Learn small scale Urban Food Forest Garden design

and hands on planting skills as we help develop a food forest at 43rd & McGee. Learn how to mimic the structure and function of forest ecosystems using sheet mulching, layering, planting patterns, species diversity, guilds and more. We will cover proper planning techniques for tree, shrubs and fruit. Two theory sessions and hands on planting workshop. Bring $10 to class for materials.

UMKC CLASS FEE: $14

E-mail: steve@foodnotlawnskc.org

Web site: www.foodnotlawnskc.org

Sec. A: 3 sessions; Wednesdays, April 6, 13

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM; UMKC School of Medicine, Theatre C, first floor, 2411 Holmes Charlotte, KCMO 

Hands on session Saturday April 16 2 – 5PM  43rd McGee

 

Register at www.umkc.edu/commu  or Communiversity Winter 2011 Catalog