Weekly Update 1/25/17

January 25, 2017

Greetings Community,

I just had a meeting with the Kiva Center about adding a kid’s Permaculture course to our adult Permaculture Design Course we’re hosting at the IC starting in April. I’m stoked that my daughter will be able to learn about Permaculture at the same time I do! I’m also making progress in starting an equity housing cooperative in Boulder under the new co-op housing ordinance. I organized housing co-ops before I came to Boulder so I’m excited to get back into it!

In This Issue:

  • Marco Lam of the Mandala Clinic tells us about the upcoming Permaculture Design Course.
  • The Dragon Heart Sangha is having an Integral Zen event tomorrow at 5:30pm.
  • Jacki Saorsail is hosting a workshop to create an equity housing cooperative on Monday.

There’s a lot of great events so look at our online calendar for more info and any last minute changes.


In Community,
Jacki Saorsail
Membership Coordinator, Building Manager, etc.


Boulder Permaculture Design Course

One weekend per month – April through October (3 Weekends @ The IC)

In this professional course, which offers more than 80-hours of experiential learning, participants will explore new ideas for creating household resiliency, designs for reducing ecological footprint, and patterns for local economies while having outrageous fun! Beyond the classroom we will offer an Academy for further in depth knowledge and a children’s program for parents who would like to take this course, while their kids learn in a safe and fun environment.

Course Topics

  • Permaculture Ethics & Principles
  • Ecosystem Patterning
  • Cultivating Organic Foods
  • Alternative Economics
  • Microclimates
  • Invisible Structures
  • Urban & Suburban Permaculture
  • Forest Gardening
  • Ecological Design Methodologies
  • Natural Building Techniques
  • Ecological Waste Management Systems
  • Appropriate Technologies
  • Aquaculture
  • Secrets of Building Soil
  • Animals in Small Systems
  • Cold Season Growing
  • Water Catchment/Rainwater Harvest
  • Designing Integrated Systems
  • Solar Greenhouse Design

Check out our Curriculum and Register today for our Boulder Permaculture Design Course! Early Bird Ends February 1st!

Integral Zen

Thursday January 26th 5:30pm – 7:00pm in the Meditation Room

“To study the Buddha Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by all things.”
– from “Genjokoan” by Dogen Zenji

Dragon Heart Sangha welcomes you to an evening of Integral Zen practice, led by Brooke and Rob McNamara. As students of Diane Musho Hamilton, and empowered as Dharma Holders, we offer an experience of zenpractice within the context of our unique sangha (community).

Please join us for an introductory experience of zazen (sitting meditation) and potent discussion. All levels and types of meditation experience welcome. Questions, email: brookejmcnamara@gmail.com

Please arrive no later than 5:25. We’ll start promptly at 5:30.
5:30 Welcome
5:40-6:10 Zazen (sitting meditation)
6:10-6:40 Discussion
6:40-7:00 Zazen

Led by Brooke Teisui McNamara and Rob Daishin McNamara.
Free and open to the public.

Community Building and Visioning Workshop

Monday January 30th 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the Community Lounge

Help us start an Equity Housing Cooperative in Boulder!

This workshop will help us get to know each other and our collective vision. We’ll do some authentic relating and then dive into working on a vision and mission statement. The goal is to create inspiring language for our website and crowdfunding campaign.

Snacks and childcare will be provided. Remaining proceeds will be put toward the crowdfunding campaign for incorporation costs. Message Jacki Saorsail with questions.

Cost: $25

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