This workshop has now been postponed until further notice, in order to minimise the spread of the COVID-19 virus, protect our staff and customers, and keep Gympie Landcare as operational as possible.
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Permaculture is a set of design principles centered on whole systems thinking, simulating, or directly utilizing the patterns and resilient features observed in natural ecosystems. It uses these principles in a growing number of fields from regenerative agriculture to your backyard organic vegetable garden.
In this course you will learn the basic principles and practices that guide Permaculture Design. There are many factors that affect the productivity of our vegetable gardens including the sun, wind and rain.
Localised climates and temperatures can also have a significant impact on the success of a vegetable garden.
Learn how to effectively read the landscape and incorporate the forces of nature to work with your garden, rather than against it.
How do we efficiently design a vegetable garden?
Why do we build soil?
What is the easiest way to create a garden with little effort?
How and where should I position my garden beds?
These are all the type of questions that will be answered during this workshop.
We will also look at how to set up your own backyard composting system as well as where this should be positioned. We will look at what you can and can’t put in your compost, and how to maintain your compost so that it is as healthy as it can be.
About Your presenter: Aaron Mears
Aaron Mears is a director of The Living Classroom Project and manager of Lulu’s Perch Permaculture Farm.
He has grown food with Geoff Lawton in the Jordanian desert, with Shipibo natives in the Amazon and Peruvian locals in the Andes Mountains and has gained much experience.
Aaron aims to spread his knowledge far and wide through his classes, online videos and consultancies.
Aaron has also played a large part in successfully guiding our Junior Landcare children in creating their very own amazing vegetable garden here at our Landcare office.
Where: Gympie & District Landcare Conference Room – 5 Groves Rd, Araluen QLD 4570
When: Saturday 9th May 2020, 9:00am to 4:00pm
How to Register: To find out pricing and how to register, please click here.