Come to this workshop for an introduction to permaculture and an introduction to organic gardening. Special offer: register a friend on your order and you'll get this second registration at no charge.
"Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labour; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system." These words were written by Bill Mollison, who with David Holmgren coined the term and developed the idea in the 1970s. The word permaculture originally referred to "permanent agriculture", but was expanded to stand also for "permanent culture", as it was understood that social aspects were integral to a truly sustainable system.
Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilising the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems, rather than fighting nature. These principles can be applied to the smallest home garden as well as large scale systems.
Those interested in adding to existing gardening knowledge, those without gardening knowledge looking to get started in food production at home, those wanting to make positive and sustainable changes to gardening practice.
A sandwich or snack as we will take a break mid way through the course.