Sustainable Living Conference
March 8-11, 2018
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Below are some of the activities from 2017
This year will be similar and details will be added soon
Presentations, workshops, demonstrations and discussion groups on living
in sufficiency and balance with nature, in the rhythm of harmony and wellness
Love in Your Garden with Terry Meer. Come discover the power of
community as the group discusses social permaculture principles to live
in inter-dependence. In this workshop we will explore how permaculture
principles and social permaculture can be used to create a web of
community that result in personal joy and collective abundance. We will
start from zone 00 (the inner landscape) to more completely understand
how we manifest the world around us.
Wild Cooking Class with Hila Rubinstein from Everglades Treats
Learning by doing! How to incorporate wild edibles in our healthy meals
and practicing zero waste. In this
class we will be cooking together a veggie dish with wild greens & wild
teas that each participate will be enjoying! Hopefully we can
incorporate some ingredients from the edible walk that will take place
Kitchen with Joe Pierce. Biochar is essentially charcoal that has
been crushed and soaked or mixed with any type of fertilizer such as
manure or compost tea. Once the porous structure of the charcoal is
saturated it can retain the nutrient and moisture for long periods of
time slowly releasing them to plant roots as needed. Because charcoal is
almost pure carbon it is no longer biodegradable which allows it to
persist in the soil lending
the benefits of its nutrient and moisture retention properties for
thousands of years. Being that biochar is mineralized carbon, that would
have become carbon dioxide gas in the decomposition of the organic
material used to make the biochar, burying carbon in the form of biochar
can greatly reduce CO2 emissions. The process of making biochar creates
enormous amounts of heat that can be harnessed for all manner of uses
such as cooking, water and home heating, as well as electrical
production. This workshop will demonstrate multiple methods for
producing biochar and discuss preparation and application as a soil
amendment and fuel source.
Nine Layers of a Food Forest with Joe Pierce. In the nine layers of
food forests we will discuss the benefits of incorporating
rotational grazing of livestock, the yields inherent in water features
and medicinal and edible mushroom production as well as planning the
human component into our food forests.
How Can Permaculture Change the World? with Koreen Brennan. Join
Koreen Brennan, a highly recommended Permaculture Teacher and Designer,
to discover how permaculture is addressing world scale problems on a
local level in your neighborhood, and how you can participate and make a
Sustaining the Spirit & Body Qigong with Bob Abbenzellar. Join
Bob as he takes a little time to give you the history of Qigong that
will be followed by a 40 minute guided Qigong session. Feel the power
that can arise through recognizing and using your life force.
Edibles Walk with Andy Firk. Join the humorous but wise Andy as he
takes us around the property educating us on Florida’s spring edibles
and medicinals that are growing right here available for us to use. His
knowledge and experience as a wild forager is remarkable and extensive.
You are bound to learn something no matter your experience foraging.
Keeping Backyard Bees and a "Bee Friendly" Garden with Eric Brierley.
This workshop is for anyone considering adding honey bees to their
homestead or backyard, or who wants to learn how to help the bees even
if you are not planning to be a beekeeper. Learn the different types and
methods of beekeeping, Florida regulations for beekeepers, and how to
attract pollinators to your yard and garden.
What's the Buzz about Bees? (For kids) with Eric Brierley. Learn
about how bees make honey and all of the different jobs they have. We
will all learn to do the honeybee "wag tail dance" to tell others where
to find tasty nectar. See what it looks like on the inside of a bee
hive, and learn how to behave when you are near bees.
Choosing a Homestead Firearm with Eric Brierley. Like a chainsaw
or a shovel, a firearm can be another tool for sustainability and
homestead use. This workshop will examine the uses of a homestead
firearm for various reasons including varmint control, hunting, and
personal and homestead security. There are lots of options when choosing
a homestead firearm. What is best suited to your needs? How will you use
it? Basic safety and handling will also be covered.
Homestead Ecology and the Care of Chickens & Goats with Jessa Madosky.
Jessa will share with us her experience as a homesteader and how to
design your homestead from ecological perspective. She will also include
a section on the use of chickens and goats in your homestead and the
care they require.
Intro to Permaculture with Amelie Barry. Permaculture has started
a small scale global revolution and changed the way people think about
plants, animals, agriculture, and human interactions. This Intro to
Permaculture will cover the following: -Difference between Permaculture
and Modern Agriculture -How Permaculture can be adapted to almost any
environment -Basic principles of Permaculture -The personalities behind
the Permaculture movement -How home gardeners and modern farms can adapt
to Permaculture principles -Why Permaculture can help the home gardeners
and also help large scale agricultural operations -Local, State,
National, and International Permaculture resources -How to begin your
own Permaculture journey.
Seed Saving Workshop with Amelie Barry. In a world being overrun
by GMO and hybrid seeds the importance of saving heirloom variety seeds
becomes more important. This workshop will discuss the difference
between heirloom, GMO, and hybrid seeds. In addition there will be hands
on activity in how to save some common seeds for the home, small farm,
or community garden. Topics in the workshop will include: -What seeds
are viable for the home saver. -Why seed saving matters to home and
small scale producers -How GMO Crops affect you, your produce, seeds,
and your farm or garden -How to get started with seed saving
-Fundamentals of good seed saving (crossers and selfers, how to promote
good seed set, how to maintain your crop’s genetics, isolation,
population size, and roguing, etc.) -Simple seed cleaning and storage
Wild Edibles Walk with Sarah Palm. Join Sarah as she takes us
around the property to identify florida native and naturalized plants.
Many of them can be used as food, tools, and medicine. Listen to her
tips and experiences with each plant and how you can start using them
Kid’s Wild Edible Plant walk and Safety Tips with Sarah Palm.
Kids get a chance to learn about consuming wild plants and all of the
safety tips about working with plants. We will discuss a few of the
common plants that grow abundantly in our area and are easy for anyone
The Water Cycle with Erin Morrison (KID FRIENDLY). Using various
props Erin will talk about what the water cycle is, what human and
non-human elements affect the water cycle, what is water pollution and
what are some sources, what happens when you flush the toilet (where
does it go and what happens), why we shouldn’t flush anything in
organic, where do we get our drinking water from, how do we clean our
drinking water, and what kind of contaminants still remain in our
drinking water after cleaning.
Bioregional Herbalism with Ruth Glass. Come learn about
bioregional herbalism in supporting sustainability! We will discuss the
role of bioregional herbalism as well as look at a few of the plants in
Florida we can utilize in our healing while promoting sustainability!
My Intentional Journey to Sustainable Living with Cristy Abbott.
As a Permaculture Activist since her Permaculture Design Course in
Gainseville, Dec 2009, Cristy has been participating in, and developing
permaculture activities in the St Petersburg area. She will share with
you here experiences with Permablitzes, observing the Local Food
(growing, harvesting, distributing, production, preparation, and
presentation), living and starting Eco Villages, growing community
gardens, developing co-op housing using permaculture principles and
non-violent communication tools, designing living practices, and
strengthening relationships within communities.
of Sewing with Delphine Geraci. In this workshop Delphine will show
you the basics of hand stitching, reading patterns, creating easy
patterns, how to operate a sewing machine, and other great tips to
reclaim your power in the world. Gandhi helped liberate his people by
getting them to produce their own fabrics and clothes. Are you part of
the next step in our revolution for a sustainable world? What items will
you repurpose with a needle and thread?
The Basics of Fermentation with Jillian Ross. This class will be
an overview and discussion of the beginning and basic techniques of
traditional fermented foods and beverages. We will cover a bit of the
history and methods used to ferment different foods and liquids. I will
have ferments to show and share with the class. Please bring a vessel
for sampling all of the goodies.
Pollinating Florida (KIDS WORKSHOP) with Ruth Glass. Come join
this pollinator class where we learn about Florida pollinators, their
importance, some of the environmental challenges against pollinators and
how kids can help! Each of you will leave with a Florida native plant
seed to take home!
Stranded on a Spoil Island! (KID WORKSHOP) with Loretta Buckner.
Learn to filter water and other valuable survival skills with
Permaculture Designer & Educator Loretta Buckner. This workshop is part
of her “KinderGarden Permaculture for Kids” series and will include
activities like a scavenger hunt! Parents are welcome to join in on the
The Café and General Store will be open
throughout the event. The cafe will provide healthy food at reasonible
prices. Please bring cash.
and camp for the whole weekend. This is a wonderful way to build
community in a comfortable village atmosphere. Nightly bon fires for
fellowship, nice shaded camping spaces and a bathhouse with hot
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this event is being conducted in a natural setting, it is suggested that
you wear comfortable clothing and footwear, considering the weather
(dress in layers), and navigating non-paved terrain (possibly some dirt,
but smooth and level).
While chairs of various sizes and comforts will be available, you may
wish to bring your own.
Bringing your own paper and pens for note-taking is strongly suggested.
Event is rain or shine.
The site for this event, All World Acres, has hosted more than 150
different events over the past seventeen years. AWA is a not for profit sanctuary
and campground that is supported by the community it serves. All of the work
done to prepare and facilitate this event is done by volunteers. Their only
compensation is the satisfaction of working in a family-like environment to
better the community at large. We hope all visitors will want to "join the
family" and treat AWA as their home. AWA is located at 4715 Bruton Rd.
Plant City, FL 33565 (scroll down for directions). If you are a first time visitor to All World Acres please
visit FAQ to learn about site policy.
Admission is only allowed during scheduled events. No drop bys.
Admission Options with Camping
Full Event admission prices include all
workshops, activities, and camping with hot showers and flush toilets for the
entire event. This includes unlimited entry for anytime after 1pm on Thursday
through Sunday at 4pm.
In advance Full Event admission if
registered by February 15, is $35 (includes
camping for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). Full Event admission goes up
to $40 if registered from February 16-March 7. Full Event admission will be $45 at the gate. Please use
button below for online payment or see info at bottom of page for mail-in registration. You
can checkout with credit card or Paypal account
is available in advance. Meal plan includes 6 meals (Friday dinner through
Sunday Lunch). Water is provided to those who are on meal plan and have a
reusable water bottle. Coffee, hot tea, and cold teas will be available for
those on meal plan. Meal plan does not include sodas or bottled water from the
Admission Options with
Day Pass Admission; Is for admission on
any day of event from 9am-9pm. No camping or overnight. You may make payment for more than one
day pass with buttons below.
Vending; There will be a limited
amount of vending space so please register early. The cost for vending will be
$10 per 10x10 space in addition to
individual cost. Vendors must pre-register. No food vendors. Please use PayPal button below.
Event is rain or shine.
The money paid for admission is a donation. No refunds.
|Full Event Admission (4 day ticket)
||after February 15th
|Youths; 5-17 years old
|Kids 4 and under
Vending (plus admission cost) per 10x10 space
Friday or Saturday Day Pass; 9am-9pm (no camping)
|Youths; 5-17 years old
|Kids 4 and under
Sunday Day Pass; 9am-4pm (no camping)
|Youths and Kids
|Kids 12 and under
Registration by Mail; Send check or money order to All World
Enterprises, PO Box 4825 Plant City, FL 33563. Please include your email address
to receive confirmation.
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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
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It is each visitor's responsibility to be aware of site policy at
All World Acres before arrival. This is sent as part of the confirmation email
for those who pre-register. If you are planning to pay at gate then please visit
FAQ to learn about site policy.
All World Acres is located at 4715 Bruton
Rd. Plant City, Florida 33565. Please follow these directions and not your
GPS or Google maps as they will lead you to the wrong street.
From Orlando: Exit I-4 #21 SR 39. Go north on SR39 for 5.2 miles and then
left on Bruton Rd. Follow Bruton for 2.1 miles to 4715. Look for green sign on
left with black unicorn. From Tampa or south of Tampa: I-4 Exit #21 SR
39. At exit turn left at light and go north on SR39 for 5.2 miles and then left
on Bruton Rd. Follow Bruton for 2.1 miles to 4715. Look for green sign on left
with black unicorn. From North of Tampa: Exit off I-75 onto SR54. Go east
on SR54 to Zephyrhills. In Z-hills go south on US-301 for about a mile and merge
left onto SR39 south. Follow SR39 south to right on Bruton Rd. Follow Bruton for
2.1 miles to 4715 Bruton Rd. 813-748-0761
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