Part 1: Introduction to Permaculture Design (9:30am-12noon)
This introductory workshop touches on the key features of a 10-14 day permaculture design course. Every community and property has resources and assets—human, natural and financial. How can we effectively design food systems that responsibly manage these resources in order to create abundance for ourselves, our neighbors, and non-human community members? This workshop will touch on small-scale farming, backyard gardening, soil health, animal systems and enterprise development
-Examine the history, ethics and principles of permaculture
-Apply these ethics and principles to local agriculture, land management and small business practices
-Explore how permaculture techniques can apply on properties of different scale and location—rural, suburban, or urban
-Create a practice design for their own property or business
-Give and receive feedback on their practice designs
*Please bring a laptop and/or pad of paper to this workshop.
Part 2: Going Deeper: An Introduction to Soil Health, Composting, and Biochar (1-2:30pm)
-Examine the basic building blocks of soil health
-Make a no-turn compost system
-Create an optional plan for improving soil health in their own gardens
Participants have the option of signing up for just Part 1 or Part 2. If you sign up for both Part 1 and Part 2, there is a 10% discount on the combined ticket.
Refund Policy: Refunds can be requested up to 7 days before the start of a workshop for a full refund. To request a refund, please email Melissa Astin at [email protected] If you find that you can’t attend the workshop, but it is too late to request a refund, you are welcome to gift to the workshop to someone else.