Learn to live more sustainably
Saturday 15 November 2014
09:00 – 17:00 Centre for Creative Practices, Dublin
Hosted by Davie Philip and Bruce Darrell of Cultivate and Cloughjordan Ecovillage.
An introduction to how we can live more sustainably, grow food intensively and strengthen the resilience of our communities. Using an active learning approach, this workshop will give an introduction to permaculture design principles and outline how they can be applied to your own life and work.
This course is for anyone curious to find out more about Permaculture and trying to decide whether to take a more extensive course but is also perfect as a ‘stand alone’ introduction. It’s open to anyone aged 16 or over and no prior knowledge of permaculture is needed.
What is permaculture?
The essence of permaculture is the design of an ecologically sound way of living – in our households, gardens, communities and businesses. It is created by cooperating with nature and caring for the earth and its people.The word ‘permaculture’ comes from ‘permanent agriculture’ and ‘permanent culture’. Permaculture principles encourage both; a practical approach to managing land that increases soil carbon, protects and enriches the soil and boosts biodiversity and the movement in communities to become more resilient.
Rather than a discipline, Permaculture presents us with a set of design principles derived from the observation of natural ecosystems. These principles are then used to develop integrated systems that provide for our needs of food, shelter, energy and community in ways that are healthy and efficient. We can use permaculture design methods to improve the quality and productivity of our individual lives, our society and our environment.
€55/€49.50 for members