This 1 or 2 day workshop (your choice) that gives you the tools to take permaculture home and use it in your own life.
This interactive workshop focuses on the permaculture design process. You will leave with a much greater understanding of HOW to create a permaculture system in your own home. Some of the things we will explore include:
- Permaculture ethics and principles
- Wholistic observation
- Relationships in nature
- Ecosystem web
- Forest architecture
- Principles applied to an actual site
Interactive activities make learning fun and makes it stick. You will also get an opportunity to see different gardens in different stages of development and what plants are placed together and why. A great opportunity to see forest gardening in action. Includes a practical permaculture booklet with the $100 Food Forest planting plant to help get you started.
Day 1: Practical Design – July 7: $65
Day 2: Practical Skills
The focus is on the doing. Learn practical skills to take home to your own piece of land. You will be able to work on two projects throughout the day.
The first project is building a rainwater catchment pond and swale.
- practice wholistic observation for swale placement
- survey & stake contour lines
- dig the swale
- learn about different kinds of swales for different purposes
The second project is creating a new forest garden.
- learn how to sheet mulch
- determine plant placement
- participate in planting the garden
- help with succession planning for the garden
Coffee, tea, and water are provided. Please bring along a lunch.
Day 2: Practical Skills – July 8: $65
Both Days: $100
“What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet”.