Urban Permaculture : Composting and Building Healthy Soil

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.

Focusing on:

–Learn to analyse your soil
–Compost Basics
–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

Book via Eventbrite or Cityplot.org

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!

Date: March 23, 2016