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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Permaculture Course in December in Egypt .

 Permaculture has a lot to offer in Earth repair and care of people. 

Join us at the very special  Habiba Organic Farm,  Nuweiba for a 10  day Introduction to Permaculture course with a dynamic team  from Western Australia: the wonderful Mr Olly Watkins ( drummer, exuberant facilitator, primary school teacher , permaculture consultant who makes learning  fun ); Mrs Nada Watkins ( electrical engineer with a passion for waste reduction at source and renewable energy systems); and Ms Bee Winfield  (owner operator Merri Bee Organic farm for 30 years, permaculture teacher, soil life coach and author of “Nourishing soil – a growers  guide to regenerating fertile soil”)
What is Permaculture ?
Genius originator  of the Permaculture concept, Bill Mollison, said “it is about designing sustainable human settlements. It is a philosophy and an approach to land use which weaves together microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals , soils , water management and human needs into intricately connect productive communities.”
Olly, Nada and Bee will incorporate hands-on exercises to make  a fun and interactive course that will leave you with the basic skills you need to design and set up our own permaculture system.
This intensive course will cover:
  • The principles and ethics of permaculture
  • Using zones, sectors, and elevational planning to save energy and resources
  • Techniques to harvest and hold water in the arid landscape ( soil regeneration, wicking beds, swales, covered water impoundments and grey water systems)
  • Weeds and herbs (their uses in the  nutrient cycle)
  • Integrating a diversity of animals such as poultry, rabbits and goats into your growing systems.
  • Nutrient cycling with hot composting and worm farming, multi species cover crops and pasture cropping with perrenials.
  • Designing low- energy -use human settlements in the desert
  • zones 1 and 2 : Influencing microclimate around the house and veggie garden in arid lands
  • Orchards and woodlots from seed collection through to propagation and establishment
Course Times

The course runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day .
Accommodation and 3 meals a day is all included in the early bird price of a mere $600.00 Get in quick! 

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