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Integrated Homestead Tour: Water, Fire, Soils & Wildlife

August 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Join Sanctuary Forest on Sunday, August 27th for the Integrated Homestead Tour: Water, Fire, Soils & Wildlife. This tour will be led by permaculture practitioner and restorationist Kyle Keegan and his family on the Fool’s Farm in Salmon Creek from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The focus of the tour will be building resilience on the homestead through a holistic land stewardship approach that integrates water, fire and soils. The day will include: permaculture design principles in action, water conservation techniques, groundwater recharge projects, no-till gardening, dry-farming experiments with cannabis, small-scale mushroom production, brush check-dams, perennial bunchgrass and oak woodland reclamation/restoration, an active biochar kiln, and fire hazard reduction with wildlife, water, soils, and native food plants in mind. Participants will also have an opportunity to purchase perennial edible and medicinal plants, native bunch grasses and succulents from the Fool’s Farm nursery.

Meet at the Shop Smart parking lot in Redway at 9 a.m. to carpool, and bring sturdy hiking shoes, sun protection, lots of water, lunch and a notepad. The tour will be moderate with some steep hills. This hike is free of charge, though donations are gladly accepted and help Sanctuary Forest to offer this program year after year. For questions or clarifications, contact anna@sanctuaryforest.org, or call 986-1087 x 9#. You can also contact Kyle Keegan at (707) 943-1504, or owlsperch@asis.com.

Support from volunteers and local businesses have made this program possible for Sanctuary Forest. Local businesses that have made generous contributions are: 101 Netlink, The Benbow Inn, Blue Star Gas, The Bootleg, Caffe Dolce, Charlotte’s Perennial Gardens, Chautauqua Natural Foods, Coffee Break, Dazey’s Supply, Future Productions, Greenwired, Hohstadt’s Garden Center, Karen Miclette Insurance Agency, J. Angus Publishing, Li’l Sproutz Boutique, Madrone Realty, Mattole River Studios, Monica Coyne: Artist Blacksmith, MSW Counseling Services, Ned Harwood Construction, Pierson Building Center, Randall Sand & Gravel, Redwood Properties, The Security Store, Signature Coffee, Southern Humboldt Fitness, Sylvandale Gardens, Vella Wood Flooring, Whitethorn Construction, Whitethorn Winery, Wildberries, Wyckoff’s Plumbing.

Sanctuary Forest is a land trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual, and intrinsic values in cooperation with our diverse community. 


August 27, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


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Fool’s Farm
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