What to Bring

The following information about The Farmette and the 2014 Lyons Permaculture Design Course is provided for course participants. Please read the following information carefully and print out this section to bring with you in preparation for the course. Please call, email or speak with our course facilitators if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you and enjoy your time at The Lyons Farmette!

We suggest that all participants bring:

  • Comfortable work clothes
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Directional compass
  • 2 cloth napkins (for meals)
  • Sturdy shoes or mud boots for walking around the farm
  • Slippers (no shoes in the Barnette classroom)
  • Rain gear & warm layers
  • Notebook
  • Journal
  • Pens, Pencils, Colored Pencils, Markers
  • 12″ Ruler
  • Drawing compass (for drawing circles)
  • Sun Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Instruments (drums, hand percussion, guitars, ukuleles, anything!)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Calculator
  • Camera (optional)
  • Laptop (optional)
  • USB memory stick (optional)

Suggested Texts:

  • “Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture” by Rosemary Morrow
  • “An Introduction to Permaculture” by Bill Mollison
  • “Gaia’s Garden” by Toby Hemenway

Campers please bring:

  • Tent
  • Tarp
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Towel
  • Toiletries

Conservation: Please help us conserve electricity and water. If you notice lights left on unnecessarily or the tap running or dripping please turn them off.

Wildlife: There are raccoon, skunk, possum, fox, bobcat, mountain lions and bears in Lyons. Please do not leave any food in your tent or outside on the Farmette grounds. Please be sure to securely close all pasture gates to keep our animals protected and safe. Keep the doors closed to all buildings.

Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property except at the driveway area in front of the Barnette. Fire is a major concern in the dry intermountain west. Please extinguish your butts in the receptacle provided.

Telephone: A landline is available in the farmhouse for emergency use only.  You may not use cell phones inside the Barnette.  Please respect our learning retreat space and make any necessary cell phone calls outside in the driveway area. Please turn off cell phones during class, workshop or lecture time.

In Case of Emergency: Use a cell phone or the landline phone in the farmhouse and call 9-1-1.

Quiet Hours: After 10:00 pm please do not make music or loud noise in the tents or greenhouse camping area. Soft music and conversation are OK in the Barnette after 10:00 pm.

Library: The Barnette classroom has an array of permaculture, farming and homesteading books – these are the private books of the Farmette owners and course instructors. Feel free to read them in The Barnette classroom during the course and return them to the shelves when you are done.

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