Instructors: Penny Krebiehl of O’K CSA and Levi Meeuwenberg of Realeyes Homestead
When: 4 Sessions Starting Every Wednesday Evening, May 31st through June 21st, 6-8pm
Where: Various Permaculture Sites in and near Traverse City, MI
In this Permaculture series, you will learn how to choose and implement techniques to create a food production system that utilizes organic, pesticide free, ecologically restorative practices while providing, fresh, seasonal fruit, vegetables and culinary and medicinal herbs! 🌿
Do You Want to Grow Lots of Food in a Small Space, on a Low Budget?
In this course, you will learn how to maximize food production in a small space, with minimal costs, and low-maintenance, natural practices. This course is designed for gardeners of all experience levels; from total newbies to Master Gardeners. It will be a combination of outdoor “classroom” lessons along with hands-on learning experiences.
Reference Books: (You don’t need to purchase)
- Mary Reynolds, The Garden Awakening
- Toby Hemenway, The Permaculture City
- John Jeavons, How to Grow More Vegetables than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land than You Can Imagine
- Peter Bane, The Permaculture Handbook – Garden Farming for Town and Country
Some things you’ll learn:
- How to use Mulch to reduce work, watering and improve the soil
- How to choose plants that work together
- How to stack plants to make maximum use of a space
- How to Analyze your Soil and Site conditions to guide your planting strategies
- Combining perennial and annual plants for ecological benefits
- Where to find resources for free (or close to it) like compost, mulch, seeds, ammendments etc
- How to grow your own soil by Composting
- Succession Planting; When one plant is harvested, know which one to put in it’s place for continual production.
If you have any additional questions about this or other events, feel free to Contact Us.