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Phoenix Rising Garden is holding its last class of 2017
come for all of the class or just stop by to visit and check out what the garden is about.

Time: 12:30 till 4:30
Date: Saturday Oct 7 ...
Fee: Classes are Free and donations are greatly appreciated
Location: West side of North St - Between Redwood St. and Pine St. in Willits
In addition to sponsoring the classes we also donate vegtabales to the Willits Food Bank.

We will be looking at harvesting potatoes and how that improves the garden fertility.
We will also look at pruning fruit trees and cover crops and cold frames for winter crops.

For more info call Ron Woolsey at 707-489-5408
if you do not get me leave a message with your name, phone number, and a good time to contact you.

Good Gardening
Ron Woolsey

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Phoenix Rising Gardening Classes:

Learn agricultural skills and help with one of the gardens that provide...
vegetables for Willits Food Bank
The last two classes of 2017

Next classes are Saturday Sept 2 - 10:30am till 2:30pm and Saturday Oct 7 - 12:30 am till 4:30 pm
Location - West side of North Street between Redwood Street and Pine Street
Instructor is Ron Woolsey and classes will reflect the needs of the garden, the time of year and be based in the teachings of Alan Chadwick's, Biodynamic French Intensive system and Masanobu Fukuoka's,The One Straw Revolution
Classes are free, but donations are appreciated

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Info: Ron 489-5408 (leave a message with a good time to call you back)

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Phoenix Rising Gardening Classes:

Learn agricultural skills and help with one of the gardens that provide
vegetables for Willits Food Bank
It's time to start the fall and winter garden now

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Saturday Aug. 5 -- Time 10:30 am till 2:30 pm / next classes are on Sept 2 and Oct 7
Location - West side of North Street between Redwood Street and Pine Street
Classes are free, but donations are appreciated

We also have free tomatoes in 3 inch containers
Info: Ron 489-5408 (leave a message with a good time to call you back)

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Sat 10:30 AM PDTWest side of North St between Redwood and Pine in Willits

Phoenix Rising upcoming garden classes
May 6 12:30 till 4:30 Location: West side of North St. between Redwood and Pine
June 3 12:30 till 4:30 Willits
July 8 10:30 till 2:30 " " " "
Aug 5 10:30 till 2:30 " " " "

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It has been a wet spring and so not much has been done in the garden but the new
greenhouse is full and things are ready to move to the garden as soon as I can get the soil
prepared. Which is what we will be doing on the May 6 class. Weeding - Soil preparation -
Bed shaping - and Planting out Starts. We will also discuss the roll of the greenhouse - cold frames and garden design. All classes will be based on what the garden needs and the seasons dictate. Come to the class and take what you learn home to apply to your garden.

The garden has been producing greens for the food bank most of the winter and are still doing so. The gleaners, by way of Kami, have been a great help by doing most of the harvesting. Those plants are reaching the end of their cycle and will be replaced from the
greenhouse as soon as possible.

Some starts will be available to the public, let me know what you will need and when, prices will be about 20% less than local nursery prices. Call 489-5408 and leave name and a good time to reach you.

When is the soil to wet to work? Take a handful of soil and squeeze as tight as you can and then throw it down hard. If it dose not break apart - do not work it or walk on it. You will do more damage than good.

For more info call Ron Woolsey at 489-5408 and leave your name and number and when will be a good time to call. Good Gardening and Happy Spring

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Phoenix Rising Garden Classes

Next class is April 1
Time: 1 pm till 5pm
Place :West side of North St. , between Redwood and Pine , in Willits ...
Classes are free to the public but donations are appreciated
This class will cover soil preparation, weeding and cultivation, we will also set up a cold frame for early crops and discuss the role of greenhouses

May 6 th will be the following class and will be held at the same time and location.

for more information call 489-5408 and leave a message where and when to get back to you.

Thank you for your support of our growing food for the Food Bank and sponsoring gardening classes to our community

Ron Woolsey---Living Sculpture Studios

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Getting traffic off the by pass and into Willits and how do we promote a new image of our town

There has been a lot of talk lately about the business that has been lost because traffic no longer goes through our town. People have wondered if it would serve them to place a sign up. Should they put it at both ends of town and how many can afford the cost?
What are the problems with attempting to attract people off the freeway and into Willits? If a car is traveling 40 ...

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The Importance of Willits TV

What is the importance of Willits TV in our community? Most people know it as channel 3 or their internet platform “www.WillitsTV.org" which provides a platform for viewing local events and locally produced video projects, but it is much more. If you bring in your story and are willing to allow it to be broadcast on their programing, Willits TV has all of the equipment needed to produce a video of your own story. After a short class on how to...

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Web site for Willits Community television Inc.Channel 3,64 & 65 on Comcast Public Cable Access Televsion station In Willits, Mendocino County, California USA. Local Videos produce by local people using cable access television studio, camera, editing facilities
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This is the most import issue we have ever had to face

Climate Change and the Election

I just saw a poll that asked what are the top five concerns about threats to the United States. The Democrats biggest concern was about terrorist attacks and their fourth was Climate Change with only 54 per cent. The Republicans and Donald Trump core supporters also had terrorist attacks as their greatest concern but did not mention Climate Change at all....

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Phoenix Rising
A model village garden and gallery dedicated to
inspiration and education, making regular deliveries to our local food bank.
Offering Monthly Classes All Year
next classes : March 19 - April 9 - May 7 12:30 to 4:30 Pm...
Location: The West side of North St., between Redwood and Pine in Willits CA.
Class content will parallel the seasonal garden activities, giving you a complete picture of a year in the garden
suggested donation is $15 to $20 (sliding scale) scholarships are available through the Garden Project To apply call Stephanie Logsdon office 707-462-1958
What’s New
This year we are offering two apprenticeship positions, and We are adding greenhouse operation to our curriculum, and
for more info on the content of our next class, the apprenticeship program, scholarships , or a tour of the garden, call: 489-5408
Ron Woolsey ( facebook: Living Sculpture Studios )

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Phoenix Rising Garden
Presents
The Last Fall Garden Class of 2015

Nov 7 12:30 pm til 4:30 pm...
next class will be Feb 6, 2016

Location: Phoenix Rising Garden, Willits, on the west side of North st. between Redwood and Pine

We will finish this year's compost pile, sow flats and direct sow and cover a bed, and transplant, we will also review the year and make plans for next year. Students will have the opportunity to have a hands on experience.

For more info: call Ron Woolsey 707-489-5408 or go to Facebook: "Living Sculpture Studios"
Fee: suggested donation (sliding scale) is $15 to $20 per class
Scholarships:The Gardens Project of North Coast Opportunities" is offering scholarships - to apply call: Stephanie Logsdon
office 707-462-1958

A quote from " The Dirtman Journal Messages from the Garden " 1976
"To take possession of anything is to bind it to oneself. If I cut a tree for wood - select it, fall it, limb it, cut it into lengths, and carry it to the hearth - the warmth I feel in November is very much of my making. If I turn the earth and plant a seed in April, the food I harvest in July is my own in the most direct manner. And yet it isn't at all - and that is another aspect of taking possession, though it appears contradictory. For though I take food from the ground and eat it, and though I know it to be mine, I also know it as a gift. Possession in this sense is an act of experience which incorporates acknowledgement of our ultimate dependence -- not a holding of tittle. The food is a gift from the earth and the stars. I make it mine by my labor. One can possess nothing in the absence of an investment of energy. Possession may be nine-tenths of the law, but in the absence of such investment -- essentially spiritual -- it is nothing.
Any human experience which is deeply satisfying reverberates with spiritual overtones. A
culture which denies such manifestations reduces human effort to toil , wisdom to fact, and it attaches value only to what can be counted or measured."

Good Gardening to all Ron Woolsey

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Fall Garden Classes

12:30pm till 4:30pm

Sept 12, Oct 3, Nov 7

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Location:

Phoenix Rising Garden Willits on the west side of North Street

between Redwood and Pine

In the garden the year begins NOW

“We are the living links in a life force that moves

and plays around and through us,

binding the deepest soils with the farthest stars.”

Alan Chadwick

In the garden the year begins now. In Sept. we sow seeds for plants we will be harvesting into the spring, in Oct. we start rejuvenating the soil by planting cover crops, in Nov. we store last year’s bounty and build compost for next spring. We will also be designing and installing a new water system, discussing what plants want to be watered when and how, we will cover cultivation, season extension, cold frames and so much more. Throughout all of our classes we will focus on the health of the soil and ways for you to take care of your bodies and souls while caring for the earth ad filling your cupboards with nutritious foods

- In Sept. we sow seeds for plants we will be harvesting into the spring.

- In Oct we start rejuvenating the soil by cultivation, planting cover crops, and adding amendments.

- In Nov. we harvest and store last year’s bounty and build compost for next spring

We will also be designing and installing a new water system, discussing what plants want to be watered when and how, and we will explore ways to extend the seasons using cold frames, etc. We will also discuss vertical gardens. Throughout the classes we will include a hands on approach, sharing classic horticulture technique. We will continually focus on the health of the soil and ways for you to take care of your bodies while caring for the earth and filling your cupboards with nutritious foods.

Instructors:

Ron Woolsey was an instructor at Alan Chadwick’s Covelo Garden Project for 2 yrs, founded and taught at the Ashland Horticulture Project, taught high school horticulture for 5 yrs, taught for the Hunger Symposium and Adult Ed., traveled with Fukuoka on his visit to California, and directed 4 large community gardens.

Fred Marshall was an instructor at Alan Chadwick’s Covelo Garden Project for 6 yrs, and for 7 yrs at Mendocino College. He started and ran the Farm at Summerfield Waldorf School and has managed several commercial vegetable growing operations and taught many workshops.

Fees:

A suggested donation (sliding scale) is $15 to $25 per class or $40 for all three

Scholarships:

“The Garden Project of North Coast Opportunities” is offering scholarships.

This garden is dedicated to Education and Inspiration and supplies vegetables to the local food bank. For more info or to preregister call Ron Woolsey 707-489-5408 or go to Facebook “Living Sculpture Studios”

THESE CLASSES ARE DESIGNED AS A SET AND IT IS SUGGESTED THAT IF POSSIBLE YOU ATTEND ALL THREE

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Messages from the garden

Phoenix Rising—A model village garden—dedicated to inspiration and education

this article by Ron Woolsey ...

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Classes at the Phoenix Rising Garden
Classes are now every month on the first Sat from 11am till 3
Classes are still free. Donations are greatly appreciated
we have been supplying vegetables to the food bank most of the winter. We've had a short lull over the past few weeks but plan on the garden being in full production in the next few weeks.

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Heads up. Looks like a good workshop Sun Apr 19 in willits at the grange. Covering water conservation and soil improvement. Noon till 4pm see you there

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“Phoenix Rising”
a model village garden and gallery

Gardening Classes Will Resume
Sat. Jan 17, 10am till 2pm

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and will continue to be held
every 1st and 3rd Sat of every month
10 am till 2 pm

Class content will parallel ongoing garden activities
Garden is located on the west side of North St between Redwood and Pine in
Willits, Ca

Fred Marshall and Ron Woolsey will be teaching the majority of the classes with occasional guest speakers. To arrange for a private showings of the gallery or garden or for more information, class content, or rainy day location call 707-489-5408.
A materials donation is suggested of $20 or $30 for a couple (sliding scale). This helps to support the garden as a classroom.
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