Feed your passion for sustainable gardening with the Galiano Conservancy Association's Permaculture Food Forest Workshop and Practicum. Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, and environmental design that develops sustainable architecture and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems. This course will use the fundamentals of permaculture to learn how to design a sustainable food forest that fits your site, personal and economic needs. This course will also contain tips and tricks for professional growers, such as how to get a jump-start on the season, how to protect your crop from frost, and how to design a fertility plan. Included in the course will also be a hands-on session on budding and grafting; learn how to customize your fruit trees to fit your needs.
The course will be broken into two parts, the workshop and the practicum. The workshop is a two day intensive program designed to teach you about the basics of starting your own food forest. Discussions on soil, composting, perennial plant knowledge, species selection, time lines, and planning a food forest will be included in the workshop. The practicum will be a 3 day, hands-on application of the knowledge and information learned in the workshop, and will be applied to an emerging food forest on Galiano Island.
Full 5-day Workshop (Combo pack: Ticket is for both 2-day workshop and 3-day practicum.)
Early bird : CA$400.00 (CA$414.99 w/service fee). [Early-bird ticket sales end July 31.]
Regularly price available after July 31: CA$500.00 (CA$518.49 w/service fee)
Dates and times:
Workshop: October 24th - 25th 9am-5pm
Practicum: October 26th - 28th 9am-4pm
Public Lecture: October 23rd 7:30pm - 9pm ($10 fee entry)
Tickets are available on Brown paper tickets