Autumn Workshops

ECO School Workshops
Autumn, 2013
20th April, 9-5 Thinking Like a Swale: Advanced Permaculture Workshop
27th-28th April. Suburban Permaculture Weekend
5th May, 3-5. International Permaculture Day. Introduction to Permaculture
11th May. Home Energy Savings DIY Workshop
More details below.
Registration essential: theecoschool@gmail.com; 06 344 5013; 022 635 0868
Thinking Like a Swale: Advanced Permaculture Workshop
Water has been a teacher to humanity for millennia. Now that humanity faces unprecedented challenges, water remains our teacher, particularly in the form of the humble yet powerful swale. Beyond its function of slowing the flow of water through a landscape, the swale can be used as the design inspiration for sustainable homes, abundant small-scale food production, community resilience, teaching and learning, and more. This workshop provides examples of ‘thinking like a swale’ and encourages participants to engage this type of thinking in their own lives and communities.
20th April, 9-5. $60, includes lunch.
Suburban Permaculture Weekend, 27th-28thApril
This two-day workshop covers the main aspects of a suburban permaculture installation: an energy-efficient home; low-input / high-productivity vege gardens; food forests; water management; poultry; and, community relationships. The weekend translates theory into practice, using an exemplary suburban permaculture property, the Eco-Thrifty Renovation: www.ecothriftydoup.blogspot.com
Tutor: Nelson Lebo has developed one of the most sustainable rural properties in North America and one of the most sustainable suburban properties in New Zealand. He holds a PhD in permaculture education.
27th April, 10 am – 28th April, 5 pm.
Cost: $160 per person, $260 per couple. Includes meals. Free camping available, or choose other local accommodation.

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