Thursday, September 30, 2010

Frame Raising

Chad and Tracie Hellwinkel could be considered the god parents of Urban Land Scouting. Both are very active in promoting and demonstrating sustainable urban agriculture in Knoxville. Chad started the Knoxville Permaculture Guild (on and Tracie publishes The Agrarian Urbanites, a former-newsletter-turned-blog about gardening in the city. The following values are listed on the website for the Agrarian Urbanites:

The Agrarian Urbanites are dedicated to providing practical agricultural education focused on sustainable, regenerative and organic techniques.

The Agrarian Urbanites are guides, advocates and engineers for creating balanced, healthier and sustainable communities & neighborhoods.

The Agrarian Urbanites hope to restore Spirit, Humankind and Earth by being catalysts for folks to think beyond the garden; building foundations of knowledge and inspiring action.

True to form, the Hellwinkels will be hosting a coldframe workshop at their house on Halloween. It's a great opportunity to learn from some experienced gardeners about extending the season well into winter.

You can read more about the event specifics here, but I want to note especially that those who come in costume get a door prize!

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