Permaculture Gardening 1 - Growing and Building Soils

Event Organiser: 
Dee Turner


Soil and soil biology

• A look at what makes up our soil – test soil samples for texture, pH, soil life. No dig or double dig systems – pros and cons.
• A look at what is happening in the soil and how we can improve the update of nutrients by our plants by increasing soil life and nitrogen fixation.


• The best ways to compost for low maintenance – bins, tumblers, standalone, and lasagne – C:N ratios and how to achieve best results.

Seed sowing

• Successful seed sowing do’s and don’ts for perfect results every time, hardening off, and transplanting to garden beds.

Building pallet beds

• Pulling apart pallets and building durable, free, long lasting garden beds and fill with carbon and nitrogen materials to plant into.

Liquid Fertiliser

• Learn to make liquid fertilisers from seaweed and plants that you can grow for a never ending supply.


• How to use a bokashi bucket and where the different waste streams eg food waste and bokashi juice (EM) can be put


• Operation and use of. Build a worm farm from recycled materials.


• Different types of mulches and how they are used in no-dig gardening systems.

This permaculture gardening weekend contain 4 practical sessions per day with hands on building, making, and experiencing all of the subject areas covered on the course in the garden.

- 2 day weekend course - 9am - 5pm both days. Cost $200 per person or $300 for two people learning together. Places are limited to 12. Cost includes morning and afternoon tea.

- Practical and theory sessions based on an urban permaculture property in New Plymouth which has a 3 year old food forest.

- To book a place on the course, contact: Dee Turner: 0211252035 or Dee has been teaching permaculture in New Zealand for 17 years, having trained with Geoff Lawton and Joe Polaischer.

- Check out the website for feedback on the courses, full details of the practical projects, and a complete rundown of the content – ‘permaculuture’ tab -

Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 09:00 to Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 17:00
Location / Venue: 

Korito, 28a Trafalgar Street, Westown, New Plymouth, 4310

$200 per person for the weekend or $300 for two people
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