August 7, 2022 –
Join local permaculture expert Rod Hughes to learn about permaculture from the soil up in this 2 day, hands-on workshop exclusive to Perth City Farm.
Permaculture is an approach to designing landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for local needs. You will discover that not a lot of space is needed to design a productive garden that looks as good as it tastes and helps create a more sustainable environment.
Across the two days you will spend time in the classroom as well as getting your hands dirty with practical work in the gardens at Perth City Farm. You will learn all about:
Permaculture ethics, principles, zones, elements and functions.
Small space growing solutions
Growing bed preparation and planting
Theory and practice: soil, soil biology, compost and worm farming
Retrofitting where you live
You’ll leave with: A jar of worms, new friends and oodles of inspiration and enthusiasm
Day 1, Sunday 7th August, 8.30am to 3pm
Day 2, Sunday 14th August, 9am to 3pm
What to bring:
We love hands-on learning! Please wear your gardening clothes and bring gardening gloves. A delicious morning tea is included which we will eat under the beautiful trees on the Farm (if the weather permits).
Rod has worked nearly three decades in environmental management. In recent years he has turned his attention to permaculture learning and how this system of thinking can create new and critical connections between people, the environment and the food we eat. Rod has completed a Permaculture Design Certificate, Advanced Permaculture Design Certificate and Diploma of Permaculture and uses these skills as the Farm Manager at Perth City Farm. Rod’s motto is “be nice and grow things” and believes that being kind to each other, looking after mother earth and ensuring fair share is critical to our survival.
About Perth City Farm
Perth City Farm is a central urban farm that supports connected, sustainable communities. Established on a former industrial site in East Perth, this polluted site has been lovingly rehabilitated by volunteers to become a Western Australian icon for environmental sustainability and community engagement. We provide space and opportunities to build community connections, and educate and enable people to live sustainably.