|Drummond Concession 2A, Perth, CA
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Project: AGAPE GARDENS AND HOMESTEAD
Posted by Dasha Tilleul over 10 years ago
The School's inception came out of our collective need for a venue, where we could share our knowledge and implement it right away in a practical sensible way. We wanted to offer a place and a way for people to get together in a supportive environment, to learn from each other and from our greatest teacher- the Nature. That way we will build a resilient community and truly resilient individuals, individuals who are equipped with practical awareness and understanding from how to approach assessment of a land site to how to turn a compost pile and save seeds. Together we will tackle projects like building an outdoor kitchen, creating swales on contour (a system of high berms), a chicken tractor, a greenhouse.
A typical day will start with an observation and awareness of the site: from wind direction, sun, weather, animals, etc. Then we will come in for a brief, some theory and perhaps a movie showing or listen to a guest speaker to get inspired. We will also do a couple of "mock" scenarios like "what if all the sudden we had no electricity/water/the system collapsed/etc. - what would we do? and how would we do it". The rest of the time will be spent outdoors working on a project. Homework will be assigned at the end of the day.
Topics covered (but not limited):
/Sessions are indoors and outdoors/ Guest speakers/ Video Showings/ Mock scenarios “what if”../ Design exercises/ On-site projects/
Saturdays from 10am-1pm in Perth, ON at Agape Gardens Education Site and Homestead. Early bird special: $50/session. (Regular rate: $90). One free space for a single parent (low income). Childcare possible. Certificate upon completion. Heavy Earthworks are done in Stream I (October-December) - a particularly great practical opportunity for PDC holders to enhance skills and understanding of design implementation on site.
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go online: http://www.agapegardens.ca/agapeacute-permaculture-school.html
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