INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE & FOOD GARDEN DESIGN 

2 DAY

12 HOURS

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wants to learn about permaculture, and they want to or already have a veggie garden at home, but they want to make it all work. Come and have fun and learn how to grow fresh crispy mineral rich sustainable home grown produce.    

Objectives 

This course provides students, with an outline and understanding of permaculture concepts, strategies and techniques to design and build a food garden system.

Outcomes 

Students will gain an understanding of the principles of Permaculture.

 

Students will learn to:

1- Assess land potential, methods of design and develop a plan for an edible garden.

2-Understand and learn the needs of plants and how to build and maintain a healthy soil food web.      

Sessions 

DAY 1

Session 1

What is Permaculture

  • Permaculture defined and its use

  • History of permaculture                                                     

  • The ethical bases of permaculture

  • Permaculture in landscape and society

Session 2

The Concepts and Themes in Design

  • Evidence to act-why permaculture  

  • Tools of design, the ethics and principles of permaculture

Session 3

Methods of Design- Introduction

  • Design analysis of elements 

  • Reading the landscape – observation

  • Zone and sector analysis

Session 4

 Patterns in Permaculture- Introduction

  • Patterns in Nature

  • Pattern application and design for home gardens

DAY 2

Session 1

The Cultivated Ecology

Zone 1 

  • Permaculture kitchen garden design

  • Garden to plate

  • Needs analysis

  • Sun angles -aspect  

  • Garden planning and layout

Session 2

How Plants Grow

  • Plant nutrients

  • What elements do plants need?

  • How much water does my garden need?

  • When to and how-to water

  • Seasonal planting

Session 3

How to Prepare the Soil – healthy soil -healthy plants

  • Analysing soil types

  • Measuring soil pH

  • Soil compaction test

  • Soil structure test

  • Organic matter content

  • Soil biology test

Session 4

Permaculture content and application 

  • How to get started in permaculture

  • Permaculture topics

  • Applied design in community and landscape

  • Self- learning resources

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