Macoskey Center to host permaculture workshop August 23rd.

Macoskey logoThe Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable  Systems Education and Research at Slippery Rock University will offer an Introduction to Permaculture Design on Saturday, August 23rd from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  The workshop will introduce permaculture design, using the Macoskey Center as a model. Beginning in 1987, principles and practices of permaculture have been used to guide the design and development of the Center as a holistic and organic system.  This system includes gardens, an edible landscape, natural building methods, LEED-certified building design and renewable energy systems. Participants will learn the principles and practices of permaculture and see firsthand how they have been applied at the center.

The instructor will be Darrell Frey, owner and manager of Three Sisters Farm and Nursery, a permaculture market garden farm. Frey has been a permaculture design professional since 1986. He is the author of Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm.

Pre-registration is required, and cost of the workshop is $25.  To register, complete the form found here: Permaculture Workshop registration,  and mail it, along with check made payable to: “SRU/Macoskey Center,” to: Macoskey Center, 247 Harmony Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057.

For more information or answers to questions, contact the Macoskey Center at 724.738.4050 or