Forget the cold. Learn how to bring the sub-tropics to New England! Jonathan will share his story of building a bioshelter that produces year-round food incorporating whole ecologies into the design. He grows plants like tree collards, figs and citrus in his shelter, well-insulated from the cold. Water supports thriving aquaponics systems with fish, clams, aquatic plants and vegetables. Hardy greens sweeten up during the winter months for delicious March salads. All inside a building made with recycled materials, and powered by the sun.
Jonathan has been learning, thinking and teaching ecologically for two decades. He has co-created dozens of thriving farms and gardens in the CT River Valley. He co-founded and is a board member of the Apios Institute, a teacher at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School, and is a farmer with Nuestras Raices, Inc. Additionally he is a co-founder, and instructor with Permaculture FEAST. Jonathan loves sharing his passion for life with friends and family, and working with folks to better the world we live in.
Cost: Free (Donations appreciated, but not required)