WORKSHOP: Introduction to Permaculture

What is Permaculture?
1. Permaculture is an innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living.
2. It is a practical method of developing ecologically harmonious, efficient and productive systems that can be used by anyone, anywhere.

The workshop
This will be an interactive introductory workshop looking at the fundamental ethics and principles of permaculture, while learning practical tips for personalising and implementing these tools in our busy daily urban settings.

In this workshop we will also be exploring composting and its benefits. Compost enriches the soil, encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter and it suppress plant diseases and pests. Composting is easy and it gives good nutrients and mulch for your garden. 

You will learn:

  • How to set up a composting system
  • What can and cannot go in
  • Getting the right mix
  • Trouble-shooting

Workshop Facilitator
Darren Springer is from the UK and will lead the workshop. He is a Food Enterprise and Permaculture worker and tutor for “Organiclea” a workers-cooperative in London. He’s a keen mushroom grower and teacher, for the last seven years he has been growing edible mushrooms and has translated his home growing experience into a commercial experiment. 

Darren is also a grass-roots researcher and event organiser. Founder of Ancient Future a voluntary organisation, he has continued to develop workshops and projects aimed to inform and empower individuals from diverse backgrounds to cope with social challenges and contribute to community development as well as self-improvement in an innovative, creative, culturally-aware style.