Practical Permaculture Garden & Farming Course 

10 days 

Who is this course for?

People seeking to gain practical confidence and skills to secure local food supply lines and to restore and re-hydrate landscapes to create sustainable self- reliance in communities.

Objectives 

This practical training will give participants the opportunity to learn hands‐on skills in Permaculture design systems with a focus on food, tree, animal and crop systems.

Outcomes 

Participants will gain the confidence to sustainably grow healthy nutritious crops as well as basic soil biology, composting, and organic pest management. They then will have basic skills to move forward and start to grow food naturally that is healthy nutritious and fresh from their own home gardens.

 

 Please note: This course content, can be structured to directly meet the needs of the students, climate and landscape. Topics can be deleted if they’re not needed and more time spent on specific topics to meet the needs of students. We can develop courses to meet the needs of clients and the needs of students.

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Topics

What is Permaculture

  • What is permaculture

  • How to use permaculture in landscape and community                                                           

  • The concepts and themes in design

  • Earths logic and laws of nature

Sustainable Community Development

  •  5 Steps to community development  

  •  What are the local needs

  •  Trusts

  •  Money & finances

  •  Village regeneration

  • Meaningful work -right livelihoods 

The Cultivated Ecology                              

  • Methods of Design                              

  • Patterns of Understanding                     

  • Climatic Factors                                   

  • Trees & Forests                                                           

  • Water in Landscapes                                                                           

  • Soils -soil food webs, composting                                                                                 

  • Earthworks and their use in Earth repair

Sustainable Site Maintenance 

  •  Integrated pest management

  • Design against disaster  

  • natural target pruning 

Designing Productive Landscapes 

  • Holistic Decision-making frameworks 

  • Zone 0- The self needs analysis 

  • Revision, questions and answers 

  • Zone 1-Food gardens and small animals, soil food webs and composting 

  • Zone 2-The food forest 

  • Zone 3-Cash crops and larger animals 

  • Zone 4-Sustainable forestry 

  • Zone 5-Natural environments  

  • Aquaculture 

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