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Aquaculture or Food Forest Classes in Midwest?

 
                                
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I really really don't want to travel out west for additional permie classes like aquaculture or Food Forests, but I cannot seem to find any around Illinois this summer... (not that I don't love it out there, but gas $$ and karmic debt for burning fossil fuels...)

I've checked Midwest Permaculture and with the Permaculture Activists, and now here.. anyone else I could talk to?
 
Luke Townsley
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I'm in southwest Missouri and the situation is similar. It seems there is very little going on in the Midwest as far as permaculture is concerned.
 
Jonathan Overlin
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We are trying to start  a Environmental Education Center on 80 acres in Central Iowa.  The thought is to bring in experts and have classes on the land.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001458473916
 
                              
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GreenIowaPC wrote:
We are trying to start  a Environmental Education Center on 80 acres in Central Iowa.  The thought is to bring in experts and have classes on the land.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001458473916

Sounds great, but we do not use Facebook , (we don't trust it). We can Teach Cheese Making Classes.
 
Zack Ewing
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I live in mid Missouri about 15min west of Jefferson city, my family and I have bought a small farm and are in the process of giving it a permaculture face lift. We have owned and operated a organic CSA farm for several years now and are transitioning the new farm to aquaponics. I have a great deal of knowledge in the hydroponic/aquaponic industry and would love to share that with people. I have completed the Mollison video course as well as his PDC manual and other books and plan on opening a learning center here in the near future. I am in the process of building a 12x100 greenhouse with a 5000 gal tank for fish and Prawn. 40' of this will be devoted to sub tropical and tropical dwarf trees. I will also have an attached 20x20 nursery for tree starts. We will be using a compost and a solar hot water heater to heat the 14Lx10wx7d underground tank and should have no problem keeping it all warm and cozy. A few other projects are converting a mid 1800 English cottage to a cob hybrid as well as a food forest and ponds. We would love to share our passion with anyone who is interested, we have plenty of land cute critters and a passion for permaculture. We are an open minded family of 3 and would love to help 
 
Erik Lee
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Location: Zone 6 - Missouri
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http://www.permacultureproject.com/

PermacultureProject.com has design courses and other classes available in Carbondale, IL.  I haven't taken any yet, but I know at least one person who recommends them, so there's that to go on.
 
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Manitou, can I ask what species of prawn you're raising?  Thanks. 

 
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