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Sheet Mulch

Read up to page 95 in Gaia's Garden and take notes.

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Design part 3

Read up to page 87 in Gaia's Garden and take notes.
 
 

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Design

Read up to page 73 in Gaia's Garden and take notes.
 
Contest Instructions:
  • THEME: ZERO WASTE!
  • Ideas to spark your internal muse: composting, recycling, waste reduction, water saving, preservation, clean, participation, apples (Gravenstein), save & protect the earth, upcycled/junk art…plus so much more. We are looking for inspired and inspiring images that are fun, unique, and so-very-Sebastopol! Let your imagination go!
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  • Drop off hand-drawn/painted/created (19 x 7 inches) designs to City Hall Mailslot - 7120 Bodega Ave
  • Deadline November 15th. $250 Prize. Don’t wait!
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Waste

Homework: Article about sustainable farming trends in Sonoma County. Take at least one page of notes, and write about one farmer from the beginning of the article and one farmer from the end of the article. What do they grow? What's unique about their practices? https://docs.google.com/document/d/11jZlxBaPbr6dDRYNGAxogXMBOELN9OtjQR_utewnCC0/edit#heading=h.idxup9ffattx
 
 

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Design

Read up to page 63 in Gaia's Garden and take notes.

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Construction Design Part 2

Complete a final draft of your construction design. Be sure to check off each of the criteria below.
 
-simple to build
-made with materials available for free, or that we already have
-must fit and make sense somewhere at OV
-must include a labeled sketch with details about how the materials will be fastened together
-list of materials needed and where to get them
-list of tools needed, and where they are located

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Construction Projects

Homework: Read pages 44 to 53 in Gaia's Garden and take notes. Study for a quiz on pages 30 to 53.
 
Construction Plan Instructions: Research and write up a plan for a construction project such as a raised bed or a bench. The project must comply with the following criteria:
-simple to build
-made with materials available for free, or that we already have
-must fit and make sense somewhere at OV
-must include a labeled sketch with details about how the materials will be fastened together
-list of materials needed and where to get them
-list of tools needed, and where they are located
 
This article has an example of material and tool list (yours will look different) gives lots of options for materials, you will need to decide what makes sense given the constraints:
 
 

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Review Notes and Chapters We've Read

Review. Thank you for helping to clean the shed.

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Ch 3

Read pages 30-44 in Gaia's Garden and take notes. Extra Credit: Write a one page report on applying permaculture principles to daily life.

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Quiz

Read up to page 30 in Gaia's Garden and prepare for an open note quiz on 9/29.

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Books

The new books were lost in the mail, so this week there is no homework. Luckily, we found them, and we will be back to normal reading assignments next week.

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Chapter One

Assigned 9/8. Read the first 15 pages of Gaia's Garden and take notes (I will hand out books in class today)
 
 
In Class: Pruning and shed research. 

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Ecology

 
Books will be handed out next week. Be sure to come to class prepared to get dirty and wearing sturdy, protective shoes. Bring your own garden gloves if you prefer.