On May 7th, it’s time for the Get Down Get Dirty’s third workshop – Composting and Building Healthy Soil
The key to strong, thriving plants is good soil, rich in organic matter and microorganisms. Unfortunately, many don’t seem to realise that it’s a finite resource, and that we have lost a whopping ⅓ of of global topsoil in the past 100 years!
In this workshop we’ll introduce you to the complex and dynamic ecosystem below our feet – the basis for all life on this planet – how we can use this wisely, and moreover, how we can enrich and create our own healthy, diverse and fertile soil.
–Learn to analyse your soil
–Sheet Mulching, Lasagna Composting and Hügelkultur
– Green manures
– Plus the ongoing Urban Permaculture analogies…
*Don’t wear your Sunday best – we’ll be getting dirty!
Date: May 7th
Time: 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Price: 60 euros
Further information: Leonie Woidt-Wallisser — workshops-berlin@cityplot .org
Permaculture is a sustainable design system which seeks to develop a harmonious interrelationship between humans, plants, animals and the Earth. It’s underlying ethos is: people care, earth care, fair share. Permaculture is one of the most holistic, integrated systems analysis and design methodologies found in the world — and a highly practical concept which can be applied in urban and rural settings alike
Get Down Get Dirty, this indepth, sixpart series of halfday workshops covers the fundamentals of Urban Permaculture/Sustainable Organic Growing as the seasons unfold. We will cover crop planning, seeds, seedlings, composting, soil health, propagation by cuttings, creating a balanced garden, various vegetables, herbs, fruit, wild and edible flower crops, seed saving, fourseason growing, harvesting, food processing, preservation and fermentation, and much more. In addition to acquiring solid gardening knowledges, we will be looking into where these fit in the current sociopolitical spectrum and concentrating on living lightly on the Earth. We combine theory with getting dirty, so please wear appropriate clothing!