Simon Henderson, Cortez IS, BC
In 2015 there are two great ways to begin exploring the multi-faced world of Urban Permaculture:
*a year long course with six half-day workshops throughout the year
*9 individual two-hour workshops throughout the year
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GDGD is an in-depth six-part series of half-day workshops covers the fundamentals of 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, four-season growing, harvest and more. All classes are a combination of theory and hands-on practical work.
Dates: March 21st / May 9th / June 13th / July 4th / September 5th / October 10th
Times: always from 1pm to 5pm
Price: 300 euros for the integral course / 60 euros for a single workshop of the course
Course language: English
Contact for all questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
1: Planning an Edible Natural Garden
1:1 Creating a Balanced Ecosystem
1:2 Where to Grow
1:3 Sun, Moon, Temperature and Climate
1:4 General Crop Characteristics
1:5 Making a Plan
6: harvesting, processing and storage
6:1 Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Storage
Besides the Year Long Course there will be 9 individual Workshops on different aspects of Urban Permaculture throughout the year:
INTRODUCTION TO PHENOLOGY
Phenology is the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life. Because of yearly variations in weather, calendar dates are usually not a good basis for gardening decisions. In this workshop we will be discussing the physiological time scale that is biologically more accurate than calendar days, spanning the scale from folk wisdom through to the collection of scientific data for global warming.
Date: November 7th. Time: 15 pm – 17pm. Price: 20 euros online / 25 euros spontaneous turn-up
Date: September 5th. Time: 10 am – 12 am. Price: 20 euros online / 25 euros spontaneous turn-up
GROWING EDIBLES IN THE SHADE
Do you have very little direct sunlight in your city garden and despair of ever producing healthy homegrown vegetables and herbs? All is not lost! Learn which crops can grow in shade and expand your gardening space.
Date: September 26th. Time: 15pm – 17pm. Price: 20 euros online / 25 euros spontaneous turn-up
Did you know that worms can transform your food scraps into a rich compost? Come along and learn how to make your own worm bin for your kitchen or balcony! You will leave with hungry worms to live in your bin, and information about how to feed them so that they make a delicious treat for your plants.
Date: June 13th. Time: 10 am – 12 am. Price: 20 euros online / 25 euros spontaneous turn-up
Organic gardeners know that a diverse mix of companion plants make for a healthy, productive and space-efficient garden. Learn about how certain planting combinations can increase crop yield, attract beneficial insects, repel pests, and even enhance flavour.
Date: April 12th. Time: 15 pm – 17 pm. Price: 20 euros online / 25 euros spontaneous turn-up
INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE
Join us for an introduction to permaculture ethics: earth care, people care, and fair share. We will interactively explore how these principles can be applied to city garden projects of all sizes.
Date: March 7th. Time: 15 pm – 17 pm. Price: 27 euros online / 33 euros spontaneous turn-up
BEEKEEPING IN THE CITY
This course is suitable for you if you want to get an overview of beekeeping in the city. If you are thinking of keeping bees by yourself, the course may help you deciding. Topics will be among others: What is the bee mortality? Why do bees feel so comfortable in the city? What do I need to know and how can I start with beekeeping?
Course instructor: Johannes Weber / stadtbienen e.V., inventor of the bienenbox system. For more information check: www.bienenbox.de and www.stadtbienen.org
Date: March 14th. Time 15-17 pm. Price: 27 euros online / 33 euros spontaneous turn-up