SkyDog Farm Permaculture Workshop with Andrew Leslie Phillips

Permaculture Workshop - 11/7/09
SkyDog Farm Permaculture Workshop with Andrew Leslie Phillips
When: Saturday November 7th. 10am to 4pm
Where: SkyDog Farm
1724 County Rt., 23
Narrowsburg NY 12764
Contact: Andrea Reynosa 845.252.3518 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Enrollment: Suggested course fee of $75 per person ($65 for permaculture graduates) Please call in advance if you have questions the suggested tuition. Course limited to 15 participants

Workshop Description:

Preparing for Next Season.
Applying principals of permaculture the workshop will install a no-till, sheet-mulched Mandela garden. Location and aspect, sectors and zones of use, the nature of compost and soil science will be explored as we design the garden exploring aspect, access and circulation, edge effect, keyhole gardening, mulching strategies, stacking functions, vertical gardening, seedlings and planting. This will be an introduction to basic permaculture design skills for garden, home and community. Workshop held Saturday November 7th from 10 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and includes organic vegetarian lunch (or pot luck).
SkyDog Farm will provide finished compost, lots of cardboard to spread over the beds, hay and some tools. Participants should wear appropriate clothing and bring a sturdy pair of work gloves, a rake and shovel (if you have them) and a water bottle.
This will be a no-till garden and we’ll sheet mulch the space after laying it out.
It may also be possible to install a herb spiral and we need the same materials plus some nice stone to create the spiral which will be about six feet in circumference and four feet high. SkyDog Farm has plenty of blue stone to harvest from the old quarry behind the house for this special occasion.

Instructor: Andrew Leslie Phillips, Hancock Permaculture Center,
Teaches permaculture design skills & is lead consultant with Permaculture Design Solutions.

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