Registration required. Learn how to apply permaculture basics in your own garden. These principles can make your garden easier to maintain and a more productive edible landscape. Join our expert instructor, Ari Rosenberg at Greensgrow Farms to learn the basics of designing and maintaining your home garden through the lens of permaculture. Once we’ve dipped our toes into the fundamentals of permaculture and ecosystems, Ari will help you build your own backyard conversion plan, including a personalized perennial fruit and vegetable list, to give you all the knowledge you need to make your garden flourish sustainably.
Permaculture is a holistic approach to sustainability centered on the importance of working with nature. It can take you beyond gardening to a lifestyle of independence and efficiency, permaculture focuses on relationships and their impact rather than individual elements. It sounds great, but how can we integrate these practices into our lives?
To help make the most accurate plan, Ari asks participants to start observing their yards now, particularly noting sunlight hours and how they change throughout the season, any pests or insect sightings, and how water drains (or doesn’t drain) in your yard. Along with these elements, a homemade map and plant history detailing the location of any annual plants in your yard in the past 3-5 years will help inform the best possible plan for your unique space.
Ari Rosenberg is a passionate activist working to create a more just society through community action and organizing. She has been growing food for 15 years in both rural and urban environments. She loves teaching a variety of food & gardening workshops, and works behind the scenes keeping Greensgrow going as our Finance & Ops manager. When not growing, cooking, or preserving food, you can find her biking or running around the city. Yes, at Greensgrow, even our Finance & Ops manager is a farmer.
Can’t make it to this workshop at Greensgrow Farms? We are offering it at Greensgrow West in West Philadelphia on Sept. 10. More info: greensgrow.org/event/21227/
PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.
Photo courtesy Plan-it Earth Design