Permaculture gardening is the conscious design of garden ecosystems that mimic the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. We ask and observe, what would nature do? This hands-on workshop introduces permaculture theory and ways to apply it in your home or community garden. Topics: organic gardening basics; permaculture design and practices; working with water; plant guilds (plants that grow well together, help soil tilth and support the larger ecosystem); dynamic accumulators (plants that accumulate nutrients & feed the soil); plants and plant selection; starting new gardens and soil building; cover crops & mulches; composting; humans and other animals; working less for more; diversity gardening. In partnership with Garden Jane and Transition York Region.
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
10 am-5 pm
510 Penrose Street, Newmarket
$60-$90 sliding scale, includes resources.
The workshop will take place at our office garden and include a trip to the Newmarket Community Garden.