Community Events

Introduction to Permaculture Design Class

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
(941) 322-1000
16405 Myakka Road
Sarasota  Florida  34240
United States
Permaculture, as a design science, ultimately aims to design sustainable human settlements so that they are in harmony with Nature and other human settlements. We will cover the history of Permaculture, basic design principles, understanding patterns in nature (Bio-mimicry), sustainable agricultural and pastoral systems, natural building & alternative energy solutions, and more! Bring a water bottle and pen and notebook. Please register by February 4 at crowleyfolkschool.org, or call (941) 322-1000, or email info@crowleyfl.org.

ReptiDay Sarasota Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
(863) 268-4273
3000 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota  Florida  34237
United States
ReptiDay Sarasota is a one-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone! Hours: Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Early Entry at 9:30am) Admission: Adults - Fee, Children (5-12) - Fee, Under 5 - Free Visit our website for special offers on Early Entry VIP tickets
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ReptiDay Sarasota

Inner Vision Walk

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
(941) 322-1000
16405 Myakka Road
Sarasota  Florida  34240
United States
Inner Vision Walk. Like a miniature vision quest, an inner vision walk can be a powerful tool for personal insight, gaining clarity, making decisions and more. We’ll do an inner vision walk in class and you’ll then be able to do them on your own. Bring a pen, notebook, bottle of water. Dress appropriately for weather. Gentle walking involved. Instructor: Anne Cederberg, Interpretive Naturalist. Location: Meet at Welcome Center. Please register by February 4 at crowleyfolkschool.org, or call (941) 322-1000, or email info@crowleyfl.org.

The Future of Christianity: Change or Die!

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 6:00am to Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 4:15am
(941) 751-5194
3975 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota  Florida  34232
United States
The Unitarian Universality Church of Sarasota will host internationally renowned Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong, Feb 12 and 13. Recently named "Person of the Year" by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Spong is an outspoken advocate for a "kinder, more gentle, more inclusive" form of Christianity - one that he claims is necessary for the survival of the religion. 941-371-4974. The event is open to the public. Tickets and advance reservations are required as seating is limited. Details, fee and registration information are available at: www.uucsarasota.com/spong.html.

Natural Vegetable Fermentation & Kombucha Combination Workshop

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
(941) 322-1000
16405 Myakka Road
Sarasota  Florida  34240
United States
Learn to make fermented vegetables (kim chee, sauerkraut, etc.) & Kombucha (a naturally carbonated, healthy drink). We will snack on samples of both at the end of class. Bring a water bottle and pen and notebook. Instructor: Nick Keebler. Location: Learning Center. Please register by February 11 at crowleyfolkschool.org, or call (941) 322-1000, or email info@crowleyfl.org.

Intro to Agro-forestry (How to Grow a Food Forest)

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
(941) 322-1000
16405 Myakka Road
Sarasota  Florida  34240
United States
An agroforestry system or food forest, is an intensively planted, bio-diverse, perennial garden that mimics the design of a natural forest ecosystem. Once established, a properly designed food forest yields more food with less human inputs required. Agroforestry is an ancient method of growing food sustainably. Western agriculturalists are now studying it as a sustainable, environmentally responsible and economically profitable alternative to mono cropped, annual agricultural systems. Bring water bottle and pen and notebook. Instructor: Nick Keebler. There is a Fee for this workshop. Crowley members receive a 10% discount. Location: Learning Center and environs. Please register by February 18 at crowleyfolkschool.org, or call (941) 322-1000, or email info@crowleyfl.org.

Nature as Healer: Forest Medicine and Earthing Experience

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
(941) 322-1000
16405 Myakka Road
Sarasota  Florida  34240
United States
Into the woods! Learn how recent scientific research validates what indigenous peoples have always known—nature heals! Learn how to better let the nature in you heal and experience the healing force of nature all around you. Very experiential. Bring a pen, notebook, and bottle of water. Dress appropriately for the weather. Some gentle walking included. Instructor: Anne Cederberg, Interpretive Naturalist. Location: Meet at Welcome Center. Please register by February 18 at crowleyfolkschool.org, or call (941) 322-1000, or email info@crowleyfl.org.

Grapevine wreath making

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am
(941) 322-1000
16405 Myakka Road
Sarasota  Florida  34240
United States
Make grapevine wreaths using locally harvested grapevines, other natural items, ribbons, shells, and more! Bring water bottle and any decorations, ribbons, etc. you would like to use in your wreath. Grapevines and some decorations will be provided. Instructor: To be announced. There is a Fee for this workshop. Crowley members receive a 10% discount. Location: Learning Center. Please register by February 18 at crowleyfolkschool.org, or call (941) 322-1000, or email info@crowleyfl.org.

Nature Journaling: An Inner and Outer Experience

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
(941) 322-1000
16405 Myakka Road
Sarasota  Florida  34240
United States
"Most people are on the world, not in it; have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them," wrote Naturalist John Muir in the late 1800’s. Observing and journaling helps us regain our sense of being part of the natural world. We can draw, write poetry, express our feelings, or document observations and experiences while in the outdoors. You don’t have to be an artist or a writer. Learn basic sensory awareness and nature observation skills and journaling methods. A basic beginning class journal will be provided. Bring a pen, any art supplies you’d like such as colored pencils or chalks, and your imagination! Please dress appropriately for the weather. Some gentle walking included. Instructor: Anne Cederberg. There is a Fee for this workshop. Crowley members receive a 10% discount. Location: Meet at Welcome Center. Please register by February 18 at crowleyfolkschool.org, or call (941) 322-1000, or email info@crowleyfl.org.

Small scale Bio char production and Composting Combination Workshop

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
(941) 322-1000
16405 Myakka Road
Sarasota  Florida  34240
United States
Learn how to make and use these different kinds of soil amendments. Bio-char is pure crystalline carbon created by burning wood chips or other woody material in a special, low oxygen environment. This form of carbon is highly stable and will stay within the soil for over 1000 years, helping to mitigate carbon levels in the atmosphere long term. Bring a water bottle and pen and notebook. Instructor: Nick Keebler. There is a Fee for this workshop. Crowley members receive a 10% discount. Location: Learning Center. Please register by February 25 at crowleyfolkschool.org, or call (941) 322-1000, or email info@crowleyfl.org.

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