Heidi Morlock and Hans Peterson will relate stories of experimenting for 20 years with permaculture principles and sustainable agriculture at both the garden and farm scale. Get ideas to support a transition to a more just food and farming system. The workshop will cover theory related to sustainable farming/gardening as well as practical examples to consider in your own garden design or advocacy work. Learn more
Heidi Morlock is a medical school drop-out turned middle school special education teacher. In between these two careers, for 20 years, she raised two boys and worked to restore 67 acres of cleared, drained, and row-cropped land into a permaculture paradise. She has raised everything from hazelnuts to sheep to decorative florals. She feels grateful to continue to give, receive, and learn from this land in Belle Plaine township that she calls home (settled by her German ancestors and stolen from the Dakota people)
Hans Peterson spent 25 years as a professional musician, but now lives near Jordan, MN where he is an Intern Pastor at Hope Lutheran. He is grateful to be a spouse to Heidi and dad to their two boys: Nelson (21) and Simon (16). Some of the things he enjoys are making homemade pizza in the stove that heats their house, boiling maple sap into syrup, cooking with vegetables from their huge garden, and hiking just about anywhere.