KPI Workshops

Join us for a series of workshops, designed to help you live a more sustainable and abundant life. 

All workshops are open to the public, with proceeds going toward the KPI Permaculture Design Course Scholarship Fund.

Farm Workshop Tours

September 08, 2019

KPI's annual tour of permaculture farms! This time around in Jefferson County.

Every Farm stop has workshops and meals provided.

Breakfast and lunch are included and dinner is provided by the community  as potluck.  


Solar Cooking

June 22, 2019

Participants in this workshop will help cook their lunch using a variety of solar cookers and learn about the pros and cons of each method.

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Buck Creek Schoolhouse, Perry, Kansas

Cost: $30 for KPI Members; $35 for Non-Members.  

Preserving Food By Canning, Dehydrating, and Fermenting

February 02, 2019

  • Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Lunch Included)

  • Place: First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive, Lawrence, Kansas

  • Description: Participants learn how to can, dehydrate and ferment food for long-term storage. Everyone will go home with multiple jars of preserved food.

  • Cost: $35 for non-KPI members; $30 for KPI members

Mapping Land Contour Lines

February 23, 2019

  • Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Place: Since this workshop will be held at a private farm near Lawrence, KS, we will email the exact address to enrollees just prior to the workshop date.  

  • Description: Participants will construct a landscape compass and get hands on experience using it.  They will also use a sight level and a laser transit level to find contour lines on a landscape.  Pro's and cons of all 3 methods will be discussed.

  • Cost: $20 non-KPI members; $15 KPI members

Designing Annual Garden Beds

March 30, 2019

  • Time: 10AM - 4PM (Lunch included)

  • Place: Westside Presbyterian Church at 1024 Kasold Dr., Lawrence, Kansas

  • Description: Participants will learn the principles of vegetable succession (what to plant when to maximize productivity of the garden) followed by creating a succession plan for the community garden at the host site.  Participants will then construct six hugel-based garden beds, and learn how to amend soil,  prevent grasses from taking over the garden, and utilize a variety of sustainable gardening tools.

  • Cost: $35 for non-KPI members; $30 for KPI members

Creating Sheet Mulch

April 27, 2019

  • Time: 1-4 PM 

  • Place: Windstone Farm, 2198 Phillips Rd., Perry KS.

  • Description: Participants in this sheet mulching workshop will learn how to rapidly establish perennial plantings and get hands on experience planting a diverse understory below fruit trees through the mulched layers. 

  • Cost: $20 ($5 discount for KPI members)

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