Big Green Summer

Permaculture students take notes during a workshop this weekend at the Cedar Rapids home of Frank Cicela (walking in foreground.)

Half a picture-perfect weekend is better than none at all. Many gardeners undoubtedly took advantage of this weekend’s better half to work in their yards and gardens.

About 15 hardy souls spent the whole weekend at an urban permaculture workshop hosted by Frank Cicela at his Cedar Rapids home. Instructors from Big Green Summer in Fairfield taught about composting and other aspects of the sustainable system. In light of record crude oil prices and global food shortages, the workshop is one way Cicela hoped to make a difference at the local level.


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    John Peebles said,

    I know Frank from Indiana and am glad that he’s doing what he did for you as he did for us. He’s a great guy who was far too under-appreciated around here.

    Frank’s creation was the indianaenergyconference. He did the web and everything for the conference from scratch. You should be happy to have him. I’m still absorbing some of his very useful information, started composting, and looking into biofuels and recycling, in large part due to his influence.

    Good luck with your new home, Frank.

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