Sunday, March 28, 2010

Conscious Elements Website

Be sure to check out the new Conscious Elements Website for information on our workshop series, community supported agriculture, permaculture design, and wellness.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Conscious Elements Permaculture

Permaculture is a design system focused on creating sustainable human habitats modeled on natural, ecological patterns and processes. A permaculture design may include gardens, green building, alternative energy, water harvesting, and even personal and community growth strategies, when appropriate.

Permaculture╩╝s core principals include care of the earth, care of the people, and return of the excess to both.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Community Supported Agriculture

Thanks to everyone who came out to visit our table and listen to some great music at the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and CSF (Community Supported Fisheries) Fair last Sunday in Belfast. It was great to see so many growers and fishers, as well as all the folks who came in support of our local food system.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an agricultural model that allows community members to support local farmers by purchasing a “share” in the beginning of the growing season. This provides the farmer with capital early in the season to help cover the costs of seeds, soil ammendments, and labor. Shareholders recognize the inherent natural challenges that may present themselves during the growing season and embrace a bounty of seasonal produce each week.

Conscious Elements shareholders receive a weekly cornucopia of fresh, seasonal produce, culinary tea herbs, and flowers from our permaculture gardens in Brooks, ME.

For more information, or to become a member, contact us at consciouselements(at)