Dates 2014: June 2nd-8th
Tuesday, Day 1 12:00 – Introduction: Walking Tour of our Gardens followed by outdoor Lecture.
Topics to be discussed- What is permaculture and why practice it? The Pro’s and Con’s of Organic gardening VS gardening with Chemicals. How can you easily integrate these practices into your busy life. How does Permaculture and Organic gardening relate to an interest in living a Yogic lifestyle. Open for Questions.
Wednesday, Day 2 12:00 – Composting and Fertilizing.
Theory - Learn about how to fertilize your garden from your own kitchen waste. Discuss possibilities of reaching out to local business and community for their “waste” for use in your own garden. Discuss the differences between cold composting and hot composting. Discuss the “how to” of hot composting.
Practical – Build a hot compost heap.
Thursday, Day 3 12:00 – Rain Catchment System
Theory – Short discussion on the importance of using rain-catchment systems.
Practical – Build a rain catchment system to be used from the Peace plane museum for the irrigation of the vegetable garden.
(A simple 2 barrel rain system. All the pieces for assembly will be prepped so that the project can be easily done in a two hour period.)
Friday, Day 4 12:00 – Waking up the vegetable garden.
Theory- Discuss the newspaper/straw mulching technique (how, when and why it was applied) that is one the garden beds. Discuss alternative mulching techniques that could also be used. Discuss the steps following the mulch removal. Discuss planting techniques.
Practical- Remove the mulch from the beds. Turn the beds. Shape the beds. Plant a few of the beds (seeds & plants).
Saturday, Day 5 12:00 – Sheet mulching (no dig process of building a new garden)
Theory – What is sheet mulching and why is it such a wonderful technique to learn! Explain how it works and alternative methods and materials that can be used.
Practical - Continue to create a new bed using the sheet mulching technique.
Sunday, Day 6 12:00 – Walk and talk in the woods. Hike to Mt. Kailasa rock and sit for snacks and deeper discussion of Permaculture and Yoga.
300$ + 6 nights accommodation