Urban Permaculture Weekend Workshops



Learn all about permaculture design on a small scale that allows you to integrate all the timesaving, low maintenance, water saving, waste reducing and cycling practices you want to do, but don’t know how to scale down. You’ll spend less time maintaining the garden, and more time harvesting and enjoying it. The two weekends together are like taking a mini permaculture design certificate (pdc)

Weekend 1

• Ethics, principles, and vision
• Element analysis, multiple functions and relative location in design
• Low maintenance structures
• Small space structures
• Improving soils
• Recycling waste in the garden
• Renewables and appropriate technology

Practical Projects to choose from: making a chook tractor, lasagna bed building, herb spiral building

Weekend 2

• Food forests, fedges and shelter
• Plant guilds and companion planting
• Fruit tree/ bush training systems and pruning
• Water in the landscape
• Climates, microclimates and sub-tropicals
• Sector analysis
• Zoning in the garden
• Putting together elements of a design

Practical Projects to choose from: pruning, espalier fruit tree training, mulch pits, garden design

2 x 2 day weekend courses –Cost $200 per person per weekend or $300 for two people learning together per weekend. (Total costs of 2 weekends - $400 for one person or $600 for 2). You can book for both weekends or just one.

Detailed handouts are prepared for each part of the course and there is time to talk about your property, look at specifics you want to put into your design and help you to get the design you want - whether it’s for your own property or you just want to experiment on paper with your learning over the weekend.

Practical and theory sessions based on an urban permaculture property in New Plymouth which has a young food forest.

To book a place on the course, contact: Dee Turner: 0211252035 or derinatur@hotmail.com. 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 - www.korito.co.nz

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 09:00 to Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 17:00
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 09:00 to Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 17:00
Location / Venue: 

28a Trafalgar Street, Westown, New Plymouth, 4310

$200 per person per weekend or $300 for 2 people.
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