Permaculture Workshop at Creekside Commons Co-Housing Community. 2202 Lambert Drive, Courtenay. October 2nd from 9-4. $40 per person. Contact Dan Aire @ 250-897-3804. Instructor is Ron Berezan who currently resides in Powell River. His website is www.theurbanfarmer.ca.
Registration and Payment is required by Sept 25
Come and learn the fundamentals of Permaculture Gardening in this one day workshop to be held @ Creekside Commons Co-Housing Community here in Courtenay. The instructor will be Ron Berezan formerly of Edmonton but now residing in Powell River. Ron has an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge in organic gardening/ edible landscapes/ forest gardening and permaculture. There is a bio of him at the bottom of this letter including his website. Cost of the workshop is $40 for a full day from 9-4. There will be a power point presentation, slides, Q and A, and a tour of the community and it's 9 acres of natural land. Payment and pre-registration are required by September 27th. Please contact me directly at 250-897-3804 for more information or to register. Thanks and we hope to see you there. The workshop will be held on October 2nd
Permaculture is an ecological design system for meeting essential human needs in sustainable ways. This movement has emerged from its earliest roots in tropical and sub-tropical rural environments to have a growing and dynamic impact in the northern hemisphere and in cities around the world. From yard-scale food production to neighborhood revitalization and the creation of resilient communities, cities are fertile ground for the permaculture vision. This workshop will explore key permaculture design principles and strategies for permaculture work in our own yards, communities, towns and cities as well as practical approaches to working with energy, soil, water, plants, animals and people. We will also consider inspiring real life examples of permaculture projects from North America and beyond.
Ever since his first “accidental” food garden as a young university student, Ron has been exploring and promoting new possibilities for growing food in urban areas. He has had extensive training in the “Bio-Intensive” organic gardening method and in Permaculture Design (Kootenay Permaculture Institute and Occidental Arts and Ecology Centre). Ron is a Master Gardener and a member of the Society of Organic Urban Land Care Professionals (SOUL). He has been a frequent CBC gardening commentator and has been published in numerous gardening magazines. Currently, Ron operates The Urban Farmer, an organic gardening, edible landscaping and Permaculture design service (www.theurbanfarmer.ca ). When not playing in his own gardens, Ron offers workshops on a variety of organic gardening and permaculture themes throughout Western Canada. Ron now lives in Powell River BC.