[Sust-mar] Introduction to Permaculture workshop - Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 31 - Aug 1
pwatson at ns.sympatico.ca
Wed Jul 28 09:54:01 EDT 2010
Introduction to Permaculture - Halifax, Nova Scotia - ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!
July 31, 2010 - August 1, 2010
Ecology Action Centre (2705 Fern Lane)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
9-5 both days (including breaks)
In this 2-day workshop, you are going to learn about the basics of
permaculture. Permaculture is a design science for creating sustainable
human habitat. There's something in this course for everybody! Whether your
heavy into gardening, interested in making positive change, want to learn
about renewable energy, or determined to ensure clean water is freely
available, this course is for you!
Your registration includes:
A Copy of Bill Mollison's Introduction To Permaculture book
A delicious meal and refreshments included both days
12 hours of inspiring and engaging instruction, and hands-on exercises
Register online, or contact info(at)bigskypermaculture.ca
Here's what this exciting course will cover:
Well designed systems take care of all their needs from within, not
requiring much energy and management to function. You'll learn how to make
sense of all the things around you and draw out beneficial connections
between them. Good design is not about a rain barrel, a greenhouse or a
roof, it is the functional connections between them!
Sustainable water systems
Permaculture is about designing water back into our households and
communities so that is is effectively used and cleaned. Sensible design with
water ensures we'll always have fresh water, and that it is returned back as
clean as it came in. Learn how to design graywater systems and rainwater
capture and storage!
The fundamentals of organic food production
A big part of permaculture is being able to produce fresh and nutritious
food so that families are able to affordably meet their food needs. You will
learn about how to create landscapes that produce high yields of food while
building soil which don't need weeding, insect control, nor water other than
Garden and landscape design
You'll learn how to start a productive garden that is fruitful and
beautiful, even if your yard has bad soil! This course will show you exactly
how to get started on building a food (and energy) producing landscape that
will only require very little of your time to harvest and maintain once
Designing fossil energy out of the system
Permaculture is a viable alternative for meeting all of our needs in a
community without reliance on fossil fuels. You will learn how to get
started with creating food, water and energy surpluses without the need for
Soil science, soil-building and composting
Human health is directly tied to the health of the soil. Much of the the
food we eat is deficient in minerals because it is grown in lifeless soil.
In this course, you will discover the ins and outs of soil, and its
relationship to plants. You'll learn how to create a system that builds soil
with minimal work.
Local renewable energy systems and planning
Through permaculture design, you will learn how to use locally-occurring
resources strategically to begin meeting your family's (and community's)
Strategies for a Resilient Community
In ecological systems, it is the organism that participates in the highest
number of beneficial connections with others that succeeds. Humans are no
different! You will learn about creating effective community groups, and
forming meaningful and effective community organizations.
Please be sure to read our refund policy.
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