Soil in the Permaculture System, Saturday, June 11. Covers the basics of creating and maintaining healthy soil including topics such as: microorganisms, soil testing, composting, building worm bins and use of sheet mulching. Hands on include harvesting worm compost, preparing a garden bed over existing lawn and soil building cover crops.
Water in the Permaculture System, Sunday, June 12. Learn about water related topics such as rainwater collection, conserving water in the soil, grey water systems, and swales. Hands on include use of simple tools to measure the contour of the land for swales and assembly of a 55 gallon rain water barrel.
Instructors - Toby Hemenway, author of Gaia's Garden, Joe and Pam Leitch
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost - $5 fee plus four hours work trade per class or $45 per day.