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Upward Bound students at UMaine joined us at LongGreenHouse through July to re-connect to the Earth via permaculture gardening. Read the rest of this entry »

 

 

Session 4
Thurs May 8, 3:30-5:30 pm
LongGreenHouse, 5 Chapel Rd

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Members of LongGreenHouse will participate in UMaine’s Earth Day Eco-Charette Organized by Emily Markides and Richard Graves. Read the rest of this entry »

Wassookeag\'s Chloe seeds the ColdFrame

 

Session 3
Thurs April 17, 3:30-5:30 pm
LongGreenHouse, 5 Chapel Rd


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Session 2:

Thurs April 3, 3:30-5:30 pm
LongGreenHouse, 5 Chapel Rd

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LongGreenHouse is hosting Thursday potluck dinners for members of the neighborhood and community interested in the intersection between permaculture and Indigenous culture, and/or how these combine in the Longhouse model practiced by Wassookeag families. Read the rest of this entry »

gk's birthday

On thursday, Jan 24, Wassookeag children and family surprised gkisedtanamoogk with a birthday party. Earlier in the week, each child engaged gkisedtanamoogk in conversation designed to discover his likes, passions, and preferences. Then they conspired to gather as many as they could to celebrate with him. Learning about his avowed love of fire, native beads, music, ice cream cake, and good company, they crafted their ceremony. Ryan designed and made him a bead necklace; Kai designed the fire show with tea lights strewn about the house, Sgoaganill, Goptjaoetj, Otjoson brought his favorite ice cream cake. John Piccone and Miigam’agan taught us a Mi’kmaq song with guitar accompaniment, and adults brought food.

Click on the image below to view design plans for LongGreenHouse created by the UMaine Fall 07 Permaculture class, taught by Emily Markides, Julia & Charles Yelton and Joline Blais.

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Catherine Martin, internationally award-winning film maker from Nova Scotia visits LongGreenHouse Nov 7-8 as part of a two-day tribute to Rita Joe, Mi’kmaq poet-laureate.

Betsy Arntzen from the Canadian-American Center joins the Indigenous Media class onsite to discuss Catherine’s films.
Catherine Martin’s credits include:

  • Kwa’Nu’Te: Micmac and Maliseet Artists – insightful interviews with artists who discuss the source of their inspiration, and the importance of art in cultural rebirth
  • SpiritWind – documentary of a 26’ birch bark canoe built by Mi’kmaq from Conne River, NL, and of their journey paddling it across open ocean from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia.
  • Mi’kmaq Family—Migmaoei Otjiosog – a reflective journey into the extended family of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw society, including the recovery of First Nations values through teachings of the elders.

Today Emily, Charles, Julia, Claudia, Joline & Bill met with Univ of Maine Sustainability Alliance to discuss the possibility of transforming the abandoned York Village into a Sustainable Living/Learning Center on the LongGreenHouse model.

The project would unite LongGreenHouse, a food and wetlands corridor with root zone & pond, and the York cluster for student housing and community-based experiential learning.

We–along with our Wabanaki partners–were invited to present our project/proposal to Sasaki, the Boston firm designing the University Master Plan on Nov 1st.

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