Four-day intensive hands-on Permaculture Design Workshop
Four Saturdays: May 1, May 8, May 15, and May 22
Instructor: David Kahn
Includes: tour of a model urban farm, lectures, hands-on projects, presentations, group discussions and networking.
We will cover Permaculture design theory & practice, food forest gardening, perennial food systems, plant propagation, efficient water & energy systems, fertility management - beneficial plants/healthy soils, natural building and ecological systems as a model for human communities.
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In a world out of balance, we are all looking for solutions that can lead to:
- Effective ways of growing healthy, organic food in urban environments
- Regenerative farming that can both feed a family, earn an income and build soil fertility
- Retrofitting techniques for an existing house or property that result in lower energy costs and better health for its inhabitants
- Intelligent, thoughtful design principles to build sustainable lives, and sustainable communities in a world facing peak oil and climate change.
You will learn how to apply pro-active, sustainable design techniques to your immediate environment - whether you live in a small apartment, a quarter-acre block, or a rural property.
This course offers practical strategies to better care and provide for yourself, your family and the planet. We will cover organic food production, system design (and re-design) for comfort and lower energy consumption, and how to build a positive and sustainable community in your
It is jam-packed with essential knowledge, useful techniques, a site visit to Edendale Farm, an urban farm and community food center and enough information to get you all fired up to be the change you want to see in this world.
Day 1 $25
Day 2 $60
Day 3 $60
Day 4 $60
$ 180 all four days
Reservations and Information: Contact Vidya Chaitanya from Transition Mar Vista/Venice at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310 306 0246
Saturday, May 1 from 3:00 pm–6:00 pm: Introduction to Permaculture definitions, principles, philosophy and ethics. First session meets at Culver-Palms United Methodist Church,
Saturday, May 8 from 10:00 am–4:00 pm:
Tour of Edendale Farm CSA & Learning Center - break into teams and assign projects in the following areas: grey water recycling; solar shower building; rainwater harvesting; planting; transplanting; building; soil testing; irrigation; animal husbandry; building with earth; composting. Edendale Farm is located at 2151 Moreno Drive in Silverlake.
Saturday, May 15 from 10:00 am–4:00 pm: Hands-on project presentation to continue at Edendale Farm.
Saturday, May 22 from 10:00 am–4:00 pm: Final Presentations, feedback, looking ahead. Meet at Edendale Farm.
What to bring on Days 2, 3 and 4:
- work clothes: boots, gloves sunglasses, hat,
- sun screen
- reusable water bottle
- snacks if you need them
- potluck lunch dish to share
- your own dishes and cutlery
Permaculture A Design Manual by Bill Mollison
Permaculture Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren
Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture by RoseMary Morrow