Thursday, April 23, 2009

Advisory Circles (committees)

We had an incredible gathering last night and began 7 Advisory Circles and would like to invite you to join one or several.
To join a group, click on the topic(s) below, and then click on "join group" on the right side of the page.

Zero Waste Goal
Site Planning

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

confirming meeting tonight

Just to confirm, yes, we are having a camp meeting tonight and everyone is invited!
It is at 7 pm on the upperwest side.
Email for our address.

Friday, April 17, 2009


A group of about 18 of us are having a thriving time at our permaculture certification course. We are learning lots of tools, techniques and inspirations for promoting human and environmental needs. Our teachers are incredible!

And, this is one of the first, if not the first, course of this type to regularly compare, contrast and collaberate with Jewish teachings.

Here are some great quotes and pictures below to give you a taste of what this is about:

"Permaculture is the art of not pooping where you sleep"
"We want to do the greatest amount of good, for the largest number of beings/people, for the longest amount of time, with the least amount of work"
"Permaculture is prolonged and thoughtfull observation instead of protracted and thoughtless action"
"Permaculture meets human needs while increasing ecosystem health"
"The Garden grows the gardener"
"You don't have a slug problem, you have a frog deficiency"
"Take responsibility for your own existence"
"We are waxing our surfboards for the waves that are coming"
"All of Humanity lives off of a delicate two inch membrane called top soil!"
"Where is your bio-region?"
"Permaculture is a macro efficient regenerative life design system where the inputs are the outputs and the outputs are the inputs"
"You know when you find a great teacher because she'll have great students"

Pictures from Permaculture certification course

Monday, April 6, 2009

This camp is primarily about positively transforming individual campers.
On top of this, our particular camp is about playing an active role in making a sweeter world/community/ecosystem.

What has been blowing me away is all of your support and love towards this camp. I have been focusing so much on the campers and the mission and kind of forgot about the personal impact this would have on me. I am amazed with all new levels of inspiration from so many peoples willingness and dedication to make this dream thrive and am overflowing with gratitude!

past and future

From the 1940's to the '70's, the camp that ran on our site was called Camp Moonbeam. I just connected with an excited alumni-
Here is the website for Camp Moonbeam!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April 22, 7 pm, Camp Visioning/sharing/updateing/singing

Come gather round people, wherever you roam..and lets make a camp!
You are invited to come over to our apartment on April 22 to hear the latest updates about camp making, share your ideas, and we'll be launching 5 advisory circles (committees).
They are: zero waste, pluralism, food, programing, and site-planning. After this gathering, the advisory circles will invite people to join online circling.

Email for directions.
We live on the upper west side of New York City, and we'll meet at 7:00 pm on Weds. April 22. Lots of good info so try to make it on time.
Feel free to bring food, friends and music makers. We already have a camp song!