Midwestern North America

Compost 101 at Moreno Farms, Minneapolis

compostiniReed Aubin of Understory held a "how to compost" class 8-12-2010 at Moreno Farms, Minneapolis. We were unable to provide complete information at the workshop, so we will followup here with some additional tips and tidbits.

After the workshop was rained out, Reed recorded a 16-minute video about How to Build a Hot Compost Pile


Permaculture Research Institute - Cold Climate

Understory is proud to partner with PRI - Cold Climate as the Upper Midwest's permaculture organization moves toward nonprofit status. A growing organization with a variety of educational programs and events. 

For more information, check out the newly redesigned PRI website.


Permaculture Design Course at Mark & Jen Shepard’s New Forest Farm in Viola, Wisconsin.

Reed Aubin of Understory was a guest lecturer at the course. He spoke on biofuels, farm-scale energy, as well as Latin American Permaculture perspectives.

The course, taught by Mark with Wayne Weisman of Dayempur Farm in So. Illinois, packed the Permaculture Design Course curriculum into 7 14-hour days. As of Day 1, students had setting pace in true yeoman fashion with 5:30 A.M. starts.

Midwest Renewable Energy Fair

mrea logoJoin Understory and Sundays Energy at the Midwest Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair in Custer, Wisconsin June 16 and 17, 2007.

Energy and the Farm at Midwest Permaculture Design Course

At Mark Shepard’s New Forest Farm in Viola, Wisconsin

Reed Aubin of Understory will be a guest lecturer at the course, speaking on biofuels and farm-scale energy, as well as Latin American Permaculture perspectives. June 19, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.

Design Notes

Resources to answer some specific questions 

The MULCH Community Garden community of Macalester College came out en force for the Permaculture Workshop at their new site on Sunday, April 29. A few questions emerged from the sharp participants about:


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