Introduction to Permaculture
with Morag Gamble
25 & 26 March 2017 ( 2 days). 9am-4pm
Introduction to Permaculture is a wonderful weekend immersion in permaculture. Explore the basics of permaculture principles, design and action. Gather great ideas for designing your permaculture oasis. Learn simple and useful skills that will really help you to create an abundant permaculture garden at home, in your street, at school or in your community. Come and get your hands in the earth and learn by doing.
The topics covered in the introduction to permaculture weekend are:
- What is Permaculture
- Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles
- Permaculture for Urban and Suburban areas
- Garden planning with Permaculture Zones and Sectors
- Designing your permaculture system
- Permaculture in the home
- Building the soil fertility naturally
- Creating a no-dig garden
- Establishing a low-maintenance permaculture garden
- How to create abundance in your edible garden
- Propagating herbs, perennials and subtropical plants
- Introduction to seed saving
- Creating an urban food forest
- Permaculture in the community
Dates for 2017:
25 & 26 March 2017 and 14 & 15 October 2017
Cost: $200 / $170 (Healthcare Card holder)+ Booking Fee. For Bookings Click Here
Permaculture Practicals Grow Organic Herbs & Veggies
with Adrian Holbeck
Saturday the 6th of May to Saturday the 27th of May (4 days). 9am – 12pm
Learn secrets of thinking big and starting small.
By the end of Week 4 you will be able to …
Enrich your soil with composts & tonics
Plan a compact, productive garden, full of the seasonal greens & perennials that you like to eat
Grow herbs and vegies to boast about and eat
Get seasonal success with super greens
How? Details of each 3 hour session …
Week 1: Composts, plant needs, your garden site & planting plan
Week 2: Soil life, soil foods, fertilisers & tonics, one no-dig method, seasonal planting
Week 3: Soil texture, structure, nutrients & pH, rotation, your planting plan, plant ailments, tools
Week 4: Plant ailments & organic cures, bad bugs, good bugs, planting your plan
Cost: $200/ $170 Healthcare Card Holder + Booking Fee. For bookings CLICK HERE.
Introduction to Forest Gardening
This four-day advanced design workshop will present recent contributions from permaculturists practising in a range of climatic regions, to the science and art of designing productive forest gardens. After reviewing relevant ecological concepts, the workshop will then focus on design processes and tools that adapt and apply these concepts to forest garden design for the humid subtropics. Participants will have access to information about a wide range of edible and useful subtropical trees and plants and will visit established forest gardens to appraise how well they illustrate the design concepts that are discussed.
This workshop will allow PDC certificate holders to gain deeper understanding of how to design sustainable forest gardens. It will also extend the repertoire of advanced permaculture training available at Northey Street City Farm.
Course pre-requisite: Permaculture Design Certificate
Cost: $500/$400 Health Care Card Holder + Booking Fee. For Bookings Click Here
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