Growing big in small spaces using Permaculture

When: May 6, 2019

Runs over 6 Monday mornings starting 6 May from 9:30-1:00pm

Small places can yield big results when productive gardens are made according to permaculture design principles.
Intensive food production in a very small area — and a small area is all that many of us have here in the Eastern Suburbs — is the theme of this short course that calls upon our knowledge, imagination and innovation.
Led by permaculture landscape architect, we'll learn about applying permaculture's principles of design in a small urban garden space, assessing our garden site for sun and wind, preparing a good soil for our plants and which plants are suitable for growing in a vertical garden array and in raised garden beds.
This is a practical course over six Monday mornings at the Randwick Sustainability Hub at the Randwick Community Centre. Using a mix of raised garden beds, wicking beds, vertical gardens and a container gardens for courtyards, balconies and rooftops, we'll explore the possibilities that eventuate when imagination and knowledge are applied in a small area.

We'll also look at minature gardening with sprouts and microgreens.
From the course you will take away knowledge, insight and skills, What you leave behind will be an educational feature bringing added value to the Permaculture Interpretive Garden, making this a short course with added social benefit.

DATE:  6 sessions, Monday's 6, 13, 20, 27 May 3, 17 June 2019
TIME: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
WHERE: The Classroom, adjacent to the Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda Street, Randwick (turn off Bundock Street into Hendy Avenue then right into Marida Street).

Note: No class on Monday 10 June due to the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: To make a booking for you or some friends, contact City East Community College and they'll take care of it for you.