January 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
An introduction to Permaculture!
Consider the patterns of healthy ecosystems and how to replicate them in order to design and maintain ecologically healthy gardens and farms.
$5 suggested donation at the door
Jesse Watson operates Midcoast Permaculture Design. He has been doing landscape design, farm planning and installation work for residential and farm clients since 2009. He has been teaching Permaculture Design Certification courses in partnership with the Resilience Hub and MOFGA in Unity and Boston since 2012 . He is currently serving as president of the board of the Permaculture Association of the Northeast (PAN). He lives with his young family in Rockland, maintaining a permaculture demonstration site and working on a Food Sovereignty ordinance for the city of Rockland.
“In this workshop we will look at patterns of forest and plant ecologies and use these as templates for designing edible and ecologically healthy polycultures. We will discuss polyculture design for small-scale garden and large-scale farm production systems. We will look at plants and the ecological niches they fill and how we can use permaculture design principles to organize these plants into complementary and synergistic patterns in the garden or farm production system.”
This event is one of the Land Trust’s Winter Gardening Workshops, a part of our Tom Settlemire Community Garden. The Workshops are a wonderful opportunity each winter to learn from master gardeners through practical lectures and hands-on training. Gardeners of all levels can improve their skills.
The workshops focus on organic gardening methods and provide information about topics such as choosing plant varieties, starting seedlings, permaculture, the use of native plants, soil enrichment and mulching, gardening in small spaces, and controlling common pests and disease.
Workshops are held on Sundays from January – March each year, from 2:00-3:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick.
Venue: St Paul's Episcopal Church