Yestermorrow Blog

Speaker Series March 7: Dynamic Garden Design

By Sophi Veltrop, Student Services Coordinator

How can people use plants to beautify their homes and towns while also providing other important natural benefits? Learn about beautiful edible plants, as well as ornamental plants that provide food and medicine, help retain water, improve soil health, offer shade, create wildlife habitat, improve biodiversity, feed pollinators, and process toxins.

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Alumni Spotlight: Rowan Cignoni

By Becca Kisner
We sat down with Rowan Cignoni, an alumni of the Permaculture Design Certification in 2015, to hear where his Yestermorrow education has taken him three years later. How much did you know about permaculture before Yestermorrow? I first learned about the word permaculture from Toby Hemenway’s book Gaia’s Garden back in 2011 when I...

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Speaker Series Feb 21: Capturing Carbon with Natural Building

By Sophi Veltrop, Student Services Coordinator

Mainstream construction often uses materials and processes that contribute large amounts of carbon to earth’s atmosphere, but alternatives do exist! Join Shane Eazor to learn how building with straw, timber, and other natural materials can reduce or entirely offset a new home’s carbon footprint.

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Speaker Series March 21: The Art of Stone

By Sophi Veltrop, Student Services Coordinator

Join stone mason Thea Alvin to explore the art of assembling the chaos of individual stones into sculptures, uniting their unique voices into an integrated conversation. Explore stone arches, walls, labyrinths, gateways, and circles through images and stories.

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Speaker Series April 4: Talking with Trees

By Sophi Veltrop, Student Services Coordinator

Push the boundaries of how you interact with the forests and trees around you. Nick Zandstra of Knock-On-Wood SawWorks will lead the audience in re-imagining how humans relate to the natural world, through mindsets vastly different than dominant American attitudes about land and wilderness.

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