A course where participants will learn practical and useful tools to design, implement and manage food production systems on a family or community sized scale.

There are a variety of purposes a garden can serve. They can be for food production, to teach or have demonstrative functions. Permaculture philosophy and principles combined with appropriate practices of organic agriculture teach us to create and maintain a garden with various uses.

COURSE LENGTH: 4 FULL DAYS

COURSE CONTENT:
  • DAY 1 – DESIGN

Permaculture Design Ethics and Principles.

  • DAY 2 – CREATING FERTILITY

Life in the Soil.

Composting technics.

  • DAY 3 – SEEDS

Journey and life of seeds.

Methods of plant cultivation and propagation.

  • DAY 4 – BIOLOGICAL CONTROL

Use of Biological resources.

Organizing a garden.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES:
At the end of the training, the participants will:
  • know how to carry out simple and useful soil conservation practices.
  • have the knowledge to be able to improve and maintain the fertility of agricultural soils over time.
  • be able to design, implement and manage a Family or School Garden. 
  • deepen their connection, interaction and overall relationship with Mother Earth.
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Intro to Permaculture Couse – Alegria Community – El Salvador . 2018
METHODOLOGY:

This course is not just about learning the theories of what needs to be done, for example, in ecology or technology. This course is about providing the participants with the social tools that allow them to realize their visions through developing a deep sense of community and support networks for sustainability.

It includes active learning, the development of practical skills and experiential learning based in the field.

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