- Category: Permaculture Archive
Learn how we can live more sustainably, grow food intensively and strengthen the resilience of our communities using Permaculture Design.
A one day introductory workshop hosted by Davie Philip of Cultivate and Bruce Darrell of Feasta, both based at Cloughjordan Ecovillage.
Using an active learning approach this workshop will give an introduction to permaculture design principles and outline how they can be applied to your own life and work.
This course is an ideal starter for anyone interested in a full permaculture design course.
Who should come to this workshop?
This course is for anyone curious to find out more about Permaculture and trying to decide whether to take a more extensive course. The one day session is also a 'stand alone' introduction to Permaculture ethics, principles and design, and can act as a perfect lead-in to the more in-depth Permaculture Design Course - run in Cloughjordan over 3 weekends Spring/Autumn 2013 or the 10-day fully immersive PDC in August 2013.
Open to anyone aged 16 or over. No prior knowledge of permaculture is needed.
This is a great introduction to the subject if you are involved in GIY, Community Gardens, Transition or just looking for tools to empower yourself.
What is permaculture?
The essence of permaculture is the design of an ecologically sound way of living - in our households, gardens, communities and businesses. It is created by cooperating with nature and caring for the earth and its people.The word 'permaculture' comes from 'permanent agriculture' and 'permanent culture'. Permaculture principles encourage both; a practical approach to managing land that increases soil carbon, protects and enriches the soil and boosts biodiversity and the movement in communities to become more resilient.
Rather than a discipline, Permaculture presents us with a set of design principles derived from the observation of natural ecosystems. These principles are then used to develop integrated systems that provide for our needs of food, shelter, energy and community in ways that are healthy and efficient. We can use permaculture design methods to improve the quality and productivity of our individual lives, our society and our environment.