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Upcoming Events:

Mark Your Calendars! 


Friday 13 September through Sunday 15 our friend Eric Toensmeier will lead an edible forest gardens workshop here at Green Light Plants.

Eric is author of Perennial Vegetables and Paradise Lot and coauthor with Dave Jacke of Edible Forest Gardens.

  For more on Eric see:  www. 

Registration includes 1st class food lovingly prepared by Chef Jeremiah Bullied.  More info and registration at: Hope to see you there!

Also on Thursday night September 12 at 7:00 Eric will present an evening lecture at the Mt Cuba Center in nearby Hockessin, Delaware entitled: Ecological Edible Landscapes

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Past events:

Permaculture Water Systems:

Farms, Families and Communities with Andrew Faust

When:  May 24th – 26th 2013
Where:  Green Light Plants Nursery – Landenberg, PA
Learn the principles of regenerative water systems at home and on the farm through a real‐world design experience at Green Light Plants, permaculture homestead and plant nursery in Landenberg, Pennsylvania. Empower yourself with the know-how to optimize your use of water in the landscape with permaculture, an ecological design science based on the patterns found in nature.
In this advanced training we offer you the chance to hone your design skills and “get dirty” on our site with hands-on experience developing and implementing a whole-site water management plan for a budding 13-acre permaculture homestead, rich in maturing food forests and a plant nursery featuring native and permaculture plants regeneratively grown.

Workshop includes
• Friday evening through Sunday class
• Course materials
• Local and organic meals including some rare permaculture plants
• Biochar BBQ celebration Saturday night

Registration:  $175 for the full weekend workshop

Camping available on limited basis

Workshop space is limited, so register now!
For more information, contact Aaron Guman at or 610.308.4138

Help us promote or print one out for your own enjoyment:
Event Flyer (PDF)

Learn more about Andrew and his projects at The Center for BioRegional Living‘s page.
More information on the workshop and how to register coming soon, including a flyer.




Past Events:

February 2013

Taking Gardening to the Next Level.

Seed Saving and Home Biochar making and use.

When:  Saturday February 16th, 2013
Where:   Camp Hill, PA 17011

Learn seed saving with Tim Mountz of Happy Cat Farm and home biochar making and use with Dale Hendricks of Green Light Plants nursery.  You will walk away from this class with the knowledge and confidence to save the seed from the plants that grow best in your own garden. And where  is the real Carbon Action??? Under our feet! Dale will take us on a carbon odyssey for gardeners and restorationist informed by some new  research and synthesized understanding.
Carbon and water in landscape settings, the liquid carbon pathway via mycorrhizal  associations, biochar and carbon farming will be explored. Participants will leave with an enhanced appreciation for and knowledge of the interconnected ecosystem functions and the many opportunities gardeners, designers and growers have for effective positive change.

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Sustainable Habitats: Making Ecological Connections

Carbon, Gardening and Soils with Dale Hendricks:

When:  February 27 & 28th, 2013
Where:  Springfield, Massachusetts

Below is a link to a conference brochure where Dale is giving a talk on Carbon, Gardening and Soils.  The conference is being hosted by The Ecological Landscaping Association this February.