Introduction to Practical Permaculture
This 2 day workshop gives you the tools to take permaculture home and use it in your own life. This year it is combined with the beginning of the full Permaculture Design Certificate.
Day 1 Practical Design
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
- Seeing principles applied to a site
- Learning how to see a 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.
Day 2: Practical Skills
The focus is on the doing. Learn practical skills to take home to your own home. We will be doing a practical project, or two.
- practice wholistic observation for swale placement
- survey & stake contour lines
- dig the swale
- learn about different kinds of swales for different purposes
Planning for a forest garden
- site survey
- suitable plant selection
- determine plant placement
- help with succession planning for the garden
Intro to Practical Permaculture:
Sat. April. 20, Sun.April 21
Coffee, tea, and water are provided. Please bring along a lunch.
“What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet”.