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Urban Permaculture Workshops 2016

March 12 › April 9 › May 7 › June 11 › July 9 › September 17

 

We are delighted to start another Urban Permaculture Workshop Series in Collaboration with Cityplot! The in-depth six-part series of half-day workshops cover the fundamentals of sustainable organic growing as the seasons unfold. We will cover crop planning, seeds, seedlings, composting, soil health, pro-pagation by cuttings, creating a balanced garden, various vegetables, herbs, fruit, wild and edible fl ower crops, seed saving, four-season growing, harvest and more. All classes are a combination of theory and hands-on practical work.

Permaculture is a sustainable design system which seeks to develop a harmonious interrelationship between humans, plants, animals and the Earth. It’s underlying ethos is: people care, earth care, fair share. Permaculture is one of the most holistic, integrated systems analysis and design methodologies found in the world — and a highly practical concept which can be applied in urban and rural settings alike

Can be either booked as integral course or as single workshops!

Book via Eventbrite or Cityplot.org

Further information: Leonie Woidt-Wallisser — workshops-berlin@cityplot .org

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SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

 

April 9

10–12h /  Companion Planting

Organic gardeners know that a diverse mix of companion plants make for a healthy, productive and spaceefficient garden. Learn about how certain planting combinations can increase crop yield, attract beneficial insects, repel pests, and even enhance flavour. You’ll be surprised at which plant combinations make each other smile, and which cause a pout! Book here

1–5pm / Seeds, Seedlings, and Plants

Focusing on:

– Implementing your Four­-Season Crop Plan ­ Introduction to Plant Families
– Sowing indoors and outdoors
– Caring for Seedlings

May 7

1-5pm / Composting and Building Healthy Soil

Focusing on:

– Compost Basics ­ Composting with Worms ­
– Bokashi
– Sheet Mulching, Lasagna Composting and Hugulkultur
– Green manures

 

June 11

10–12h / Wormshop

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.

1-5pm / Creating Balance in the Garden

Focusing on:

– Crop­-by­-Crop Care
– Attracting Pollinators & Beneficial Insects ­
– Controlling Pests & Diseases
– Propagating Herbs

 

July 9

10–12h / Growing Edibles Indoors and 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. Additionally, you can grow food if you have no garden by making optimal use of your indoor space. Herbs, salads, fruit and a surprising variety of other plants can thrive indoors if you know which plants to grow and how to grow them. We’ll help you get started!

1-5pm / Autumn & Winter Gardening

Focusing on:

– Seed Saving
– Winter crops
– Structures to Extend the Growing Season ­
– Building Healthy Soil in the Winter

 

September 17

10–12h / 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 ardening decisions. In this workshop we will be discussing the physiological time scale that is biologically more accurate than calendar days. A fascinating topic to ponder over in the often turbulent months to follow.

1-5pm / Harvesting Pickling & Preserving

Focusing on:

– Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Storage
– ­Pickling, Preserving, Drying, Honeying and Fermentation

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Book via Eventbrite or Cityplot.org
Further information: Leonie Woidt-Wallisser — workshops-berlin@cityplot .org