Storytelling and Permaculture in the Siskiyous

If you are in Southern Oregon or would like an adventure, here are upcoming offerings from the Siskiyou Permaculture Institute. If you can’t make the trip, you can hear some of Hazel’s stories on the Siskiyou Permaculture website.

Every year Tom Ward aka Tomi Hazel gives a free talk for the community, sharing stories and visions of the future of our bioregion. These inspiring events have been cherished by many in our community. The annual storytelling is coming up next Saturday. Please spread the word.

Siskiyou Permaculture’s annual storytelling event with Tomi Hazel aka Tom Ward
Saturday, December 6th, 7:00 pm, Jackson Wellsprings
by donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

Acorn Woman is the guardian spirit of the White Oak tree, an ecologically key species of the forest in our region, especially in the oak pine savannah. The White Oak has a high degree of connectivity in ecosystems, which is called implication, a poetic word in the English language with lots of different implications. White Oak, Acorn Woman, the Triple Goddess, the White Goddess, Diana the huntress, all of these are associated with the white oak in different cultures, in different places, showing us the central ecological importance of the White Oak tree. Because she’s such a strong woman, she has many consorts, the spirit animal plant guild of the White Oak. We;re going to meet her friends and talk about their relationships to her and to each other, and learn about our relationships to this place.

We also hope you will join us for one of our courses coming up in early 2015. Your early registration is greatly appreciated.


Advanced Permaculture Course with Tom Ward
Wolf Gulch Farm, Little Applegate
February 2-7, 2015

This course will explore reconnecting with forests through ecological knowledge, use of hand tools and woodscrafts, seasonal festivals, work cycles, stories and stewardship covenants. Learn ecologial assessment, carbon sequestration methods, restoration forestry and the crafts and products that can be enjoyed while re-establishing our heart space and wonder in the woods. Please register early. Course fee before January 2, 2015 is $475. Open to all with a working knowledge of permaculture. Lots of information, reviews and logistics can be found on the Siskiyou Permaculture website.

6 Weekends beginning February 21st
Jackson Wellsprings, Ashland, OR

This is the permaculture certificate course offered around the world with lots of local flavor included. Southern Oregon is lucky to have lead instructor Tom Ward, a senior permaculturist with decades of experience, teaching along with Melanie Mindlin and Karen Taylor plus special guests. The course is held at the Jackson Wellsprings spacious classroom every other weekend ending May 3rd. Still for the low price of $675, early registration by January 21st only $600. Please register early. Lots of information on the course can be seen at

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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