Tag Archives: Permaculture

WILD Wes Interest Meeting


From our friends at WILD Wes:

sprawling green lawns = excessive water + pesticides + fertilizers + fuel for mowers + labor costs + storm runoff + algae blooms + monoculture + monotony

permaculture = rain + helpful microbes + insect and animal habitats + fruits + vegetables + herbs + colorful flowers + perennial plants + shade (from trees, not people) + compost + resilience + natural “pest” control + bees + butterflies + water storage + low-maintenance

WILD Wes = Working for Intelligent Landscape Design at Wesleyan = permaculture + free produce + teamwork + exercise + learning + praxis + FUN

Stop by the brief interest meeting today to learn more about how we can make this campus (and the world) a more sustainable and beautiful place. Especially if you live in the butts or westco and are curious in what’s growing in your courtyard! There is also the potential for paid summer positions. If you can’t make it, email wildwesu@gmail.com.

Date: Thursday, March 5 (Today!)
Time: 7:15 PM
Place: Allbritton 318

Tour of the WestCo Courtyard Permaculture Landscape

From Manon Lefevre ’14:

Since 2010, WILD Wes (Working for Intelligent Landscape Design at Wesleyan) has been working on changing the face of our campus landscape to build beautiful, productive, unifying places. The WestCo courtyard was our first project, transformed from its degraded and eroded state into a stunning landscape with dozens of edible and native trees and shrubs, rain gardens, and native meadows (and all that kaaale). Now, nearly three years later, we are hosting a special Parents’ Weekend tour of the garden for anyone interested in its history and ecology. If you’ve ever wondered about the space or would like to learn more about WILD Wes, come on out! Bring your family! And we’ll hopefully be planting trees in the courtyard at that time as well, which will be awesome!!!

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Place: WestCo Courtyard

First WILD Wes Meeting

In case your idea of a good freshman year at college includes an explanatory phone call home regarding the words “Gone Wild,” Nate Dolton-Thornton ’15 has the hook up.

WILD Wes (Working for Intelligent Landscape Design at Wesleyan) — the people building the permaculture garden in the WestCo courtyard — will be having its first meeting this Thursday in Earth House (195High St.) at 8:30! If you are interested in hearing more about who and what WILD Wes and permaculture are, and/or maybe getting involved in either the student group or this semester’s student forum, please stop on by. There are things to do and plants to plant however you want to be involved!

Date: Thursday, September 6
Time: 8:30
Place: Earth House (159 High St.)
Cost: One exotic native plant

For more on recent WILD Wes happenings, check out this post.

Seed to Sprout: WILD SUCCESS

Join one of the alumni founders of WILD Wes (Miles Bukiet ’11) for a discussion about the creation of the fastest growing student group on campus and one of the most ambitious permaculture projects in the world. 

Watch the progression of leadership and learn how to build and sustain a powerful student movement with a panel Q&A featuring Bukiet’11 and the current leaders of WILD Wes.

What: Talk and Q&A
When: Thursday Sept. 22 @ 7:00 to 8:00 followed by a club meeting of WILD Wes from 8:00 to 9:00
Where: Shanklin 107

Bioregionalism and Permaculture: Ecological Models for Economic Development- Andrew Faust Lecture TONIGHT

From WILD Wes (Working for Sustainable Landscape Design):

An awesome brief lecture by world class Permaculture Designer Andrew Faust

Join us Tuesday, Febuary 22nd as Andrew Faust brings together Bioregionalism and Permaculture: two elegant design models that allow us to heal ourselves as we heal the land.

The solutions to our economic and environmental problems aren’t complex or out of reach. Quite the contrary! Our food, fuel and fiber needs can be met in abundant ways that strengthen community economies by reconnecting people with their local ecologies. By cooperating regionally and designing ecologically we create and insure healthy and secure economies, landscapes and communities that benefit and enrich generations to come!

Time: 7:00 to 7:30pm (tonight)

Place: Zilkha 106