Last summer was certainly an eye opener for many of us living in Vancouver. With warmer weather and less rain, it had quite the impact on the green space we’ve come to love and call home. So this 2 day permaculture workshop at Homestead Junction coming April 9th and 10th caught our eye. For those unfamiliar with the term permaculture, it means the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. The upcoming workshops will be led by Kim Del Valle Garcia of the Nettle’s Guild. Kim will touch on the causes of drought in our region, climate change and how it affects us globally as well as locally and its effects on our ecosystems. You will learn techniques found in permaculture to create resilient landscapes that are insulated from weather extremes. The 2 day workshop will cover rain water harvesting and soil building within an urban environment. You will create a rainwater harvesting system and a hugelkulture bed at Briarpatch Community Garden. The cost of the 2 day workshop is $110 and runs from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm on April 9th and 10th. To register, visit Homestead Junction.
Photo Credit: Valentina Degiorgis