Two day permaculture course at Moy Hill Farm
The day will offer an introduction to the what and the how of Permaculture; an overview of the main concepts, principles and patterns used in Permaculture design and an introduction to using applied Permaculture techniques for working with water and soil.
It will be of benefit to anyone wanting to understand the basics of Permaculture and anyone looking to use Permaculture to design and ecologically manage a piece of land at any scale be it garden, farm, community or commercical.
You will learn how to see your project from a Permaculture perspective; to think in patterns, to best place elements in your project for maximum efficiency, and to make the most of natural resources such as water, soil, & trees.
Lunch and dinner will be a pot lock style so if you would love to bring something to share that would be great but if you cannot we will provided some food.
Saturday 6 May
- 9.30-11am Introduction to the what and the how of Permaculture; an overview of the main concepts, principles and patterns used in Permaculture design and an introduction to using applied Permaculture techniques for working with water and soil.
- 11-11.30pm — Tea break
- 11.30-1pm Land Observation and Evaluation – learning to “read” your landscape.
The Permaculture Perspective – an introduction to the principles and design methods of this unique approach to sustainability.
- 1-2pm — Lunch
We invite all participants to enjoy fine dishes “a la pot lock”! The organizers will put some of the locally grown vegies on the table.
- 2-5pm — Design Exercise including Site Mapping using Permaculture Principals. Practical experience on creating non-dig garden bed.
Companion planting in a non-dig garden bed such as pumpkins, sweetcorn, peas, lettuce to name a few.
- 5pm — Summary By the end of the day, you will have a great insight into the basics of Permaculture, how to create a no-weed, non-dig garden bed.
Sunday 7 May
- 9-9.30am — Gathering / Tea & Coffee
- 9.30-11:00am :
- 11-11.30pm — What is Soil and how to create It? What is the natural circle and how does it work? How to relate to the landscape? Composting & Waste Management techniques.
- 10:30-11:45pm — Tea break
- 11.45-1pm— Setting up compost / practical workshop
- 1-2pm — Lunch
- 2-3pm — Understanding of water & water management
- 3-3:30pm — Tea break
- 3.30-4:30 — Hands on!Garden management
At the end of the day you will have a vision about how to put your garden together – structuring you growing place & creating your sustainable security !
Earth Environmental Education
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