"Introduction to Permaculture Design" Workshop, Regina, June 4-5, 2011

INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE DESIGN

A Workshop with Gregoire Lamoureux

 

SATURDAY and SUNDAY JUNE 4-5

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Language Institute Theatre LI - 215

University of Regina

 

Permaculture is the design and implementation of sustainable and ecological human habitat. It is based on the observation of natural systems and uses ecological principles to increase diversity and productivity of local human ecosystems. It can be used both in urban and rural areas.

 

In this two-day workshop you will learn about:

  • Urban permaculture principles

  • Improving soil fertility

  • Efficient use of water

  • Growing more fruits and vegetables organically using permaculture principles

  • Integration of existing resources on your land or back yard using natural methods to produce food and restore balance

  • Preparation of garden beds using sheet mulching method

Workshop Leader Gregoire Lamoureux has 20 years of experience as a permaculture designer, consultant and teacher. He has taught extensively across Canada. His work experience includes market gardening, greenhouse production, orcharding, ecological land restoration, small-scale nursery management, landscaping aquaculture and forestry. He lives on his 10-acre farm in Winlaw, British Columbia.

Registration includes Lunch!

 

Early Bird Registration by May 16 for $125

Registration Deadline - May 20 - for $150

 

Pay by Cheque, payable to Regina EcoLiving

Mail payment or drop off at:

Regina EcoLiving

c/o 2050 Garnet Street, Regina SK S4T 2Z6

 

For more information, contact:

Jocelyn at jcrivea@gmail.com

Telephone: 306.737.2137

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What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is the design & implementation of sustainable & ecological human habitat.

“Permaculture” - or “permanent agriculture” - was originally conceived over 30 years ago by Australian ecologist Bill Mollison.  Observing aboriginal culture and forest ecosystems, he concluded that we could deliberately design agriculturally productive ecosystems, echoing the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems.

Permaculture is a holistic approach to land use, which works with nature’s rhythm and patterns, weaving together the elements of microclimate, annual and perennial
plants, animals, water and soil management, and human needs into intricately connected and productive communities.

Permaculture designs provide food, energy, and shelter for people and animal inhabitants while linking the needs and outputs of each element.  The result is a
dynamic yet stable system that sustains itself.

Permaculture systems can be developed in any climate and on any scale. Designs have been developed on balconies, in backyards and for entire villages and urban communities.

Ethics:

Care for the Earth & all living & non-living systems.

Care for the People & all living beings.

Sharing surplus including information & limiting our consumptions of energy & resources.

Protecting all undisturbed ecosystems & restoring damaged ecosystems.

Some of the Principles that we like to work with:

Observation:

Observe Nature.

PLANT MORE TREES.

Mulch, mulch, mulch.

Grow some plant guilds. (groups of plants that grow well together)

Water is precious: limit our uses of fresh water, conserve & recycle, return it clean to nature.

Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Upcycle, Recycle... and bicycle!

& plant more trees, more guilds & mulch, mulch, mulch!