It has been a very busy year of speaking, designing, learning and teaching so this page is a year out of date. I will try to update it as soon as possible. In the mean time, please contact me for references, etc.
Lots of Food – public food forest garden project founded by our own Patty Love – you can see two of our garden designs here: http://lotsoffood.org/maps/garden-designs-and-base-maps/
Homesteading Consultation, Summer 2011 (from unsolicited email March 2012):
“I just wanted to thank you again for the work you did for us. I just love the idea of zones and the premade decisions that puts in place. It was lovely to not feel overwhelmed by our yard this spring. I keep zone one nice and tidy and go out from that. We are enjoying our home again because we aren’t as overwhelmed with the outside which is where we spend lots of time! Thanks again patty!” ~ Janet M., Rochester NY
Regenerative Living and Empowered Peaceful Actions - public presentation, January, 2011
Approximately 20 community members attended this Creating The Future Event where we watched The Growing Edge by Donna Read & Starhawk to establish a common knowledge base. We brainstormed actionable ideas, big and small, to bring inspired local Regenerative Living actions to fruition in our own yards and our communities and co-created seedballs for Leprechaun gardening.
“So what is Regenerative Living? Patty came with a presentation, a film, and a carton of supplies to show us. First up, she had volunteers dusting the bookshelves. And more volunteers rubbing the backs of the dusters. And more volunteers reciting jokes to amuse those rubbing backs! The point was made: we are to live in such a way as not just to sustain the world (sustinability), but to regenerate it. And doing that can be great fun, if we do it together. ~ Hank Stone, Coordinator of Creating The Future Series
Introduction to Permaculture for Master Gardeners, October 2010
Nearly 50 Master Gardener Volunteers were introduced to permaculture in this 60 minute presentation.
“Patty Love is a great instructor/speaker! She is able to take complicated concepts and make them accessible. I am very appreciative of her bringing her educational message to our Master Gardener Volunteer group and would recommend her to any group interested in the health of our planet.” ~ Karen Klingenberger, Program Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County
Edible Forest Gardening in A Nutshell at Shimmering Light Farms, September 2010
About 20 folks participated in this 4-hour experiential workshop where we installed an Edible Forest Garden.
Edible EdTM Hands-on garden-based education at Clara Barton School – Summer 2010
in collaboration with Rochester Roots, Inc. Director, Jan McDonald
More than 30 professional educators enjoyed this introductory workshop about Permaculture and Edible Forest Gardening (EFG). Together we shared a hands-on experience in working to amend, re-plant, and sheet mulch courtyard gardens using permaculture principles and EFG methods.
“An articulate presenter,” says Jan McDonald.
STEM Camp at 4-H Camp Bristol Hills - Summer 2010
25 middle school aged children to enjoyed an introduction to Permaculture and Edible Forest Gardening (EFG) principles and then worked as teams to install 4 EFG polycultures.
“Patty engaged youth in age appropriate permaculure experiences. Her presentation was hands-on from planting to tasting. This helped lead to a key outcome of over 50% of participants increasing their knowledge of different methods of growing fruit and vegetables.” ~ Susan Coyle, 4-H Program Assistant, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Wayne County