Seedy Saturday : Permaculture 101 – April 16

SeedySaturday04.16Join the Cedar Cottage Food Network and the Vancouver Public Library for the second of our 2016 Seedy Saturday workshop series. Each event includes a workshop on a gardening topic and a seed swap.

For our second workshop, the focus will be an introduction to permaculture. Permaculture is a philosophy that encourages working with our natural environment instead of against it. For example, permaculture suggests grouping certain plants together in a mutually beneficial way (sometimes known as companion planting) instead of row planting. Permaculture can be similar to indigenous planting practices; as we know, First Nations peoples here in Vancouver, which is on unceded Coast Salish territories, are a wealth of knowledge in terms of growing food and medicine. Instructor Kim Del Valle Garcia, who teaches intensive permaculture courses at the Hastings Community Centre, will go over practical applications of this way of thinking. Introduce the 12 principles of permaculture in your garden this season!
Following the workshop, participants are welcome to take seeds from the Kensington-Cedar Cottage Seed Sharing Library. Donations of saved seeds are much appreciated! Please help keep our seed library stocked.

This event is free but seating is limited so please pre-register online or in person at the library branch. Light refreshments will be available. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

See you there!

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