Cultivating Sustainability: A Permaculture Gardening Workshop

Permaculture encompasses not only a series of organic farming strategies but also a lifestyle. This workshop will invite you to explore techniques for growing plants, tending to gardens, making compost, and more. You can also expect to engage in a brief discussion on the 'permaculture approach.'

One of the first activities we will undertake is understanding the life of plants from the very beginning—the seed stage. Although we know that seeds are found inside almost all fruits and vegetables in our daily lives, the task of finding the right seed, planting it, and hoping it develops into a healthy plant can seem daunting. However, by selecting the right kind of seed and creating a nurturing environment for it through a healthy potting mix, this task becomes surprisingly easy and enjoyable. We will also address another modern-life challenge: how to identify a plant. The workshop will also discuss research (both offline and online), forming a habit of noticing plant details (such as leaf shape and bark color), and using appropriate technology (like using Google Lens for identification).

We all have to manage the wet waste from our kitchens. It's 2023, and now is the best time to compost. The objective of this composting session is to dispel myths about an ancient practice and share the basic principles behind the decomposition of organic matter. The facilitator will also demonstrate the process of creating layers in a bin or container as well as the process of starting a compost pile, which is suitable for larger gardens.

Curated by: Thomas Zacharias and the Locavore Team

Facilitated by: Mohnish Lahir

Dates: 16, 17 December 2023

Time: 10 AM - 12 PM (Kids), 3 PM - 5 PM (Everyone)

Venue: The Village at Art Park

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