Thursday, March 26, 2009

Day 16 -20 Permaculture design and Facilitation Application

This is the week we get to see how much we have learned. We worked in groups to design different areas of Rocklands Training Centre and we delivered Permaculture lessons to educators and learners from the school.
The design process was thorough and involved stakeholder analysis, needs assessment and then baseline mapping, sector mapping and then drawing up the design for presentation.
The Permaculture lesson also involved educator interviews and needs assessment. Lessons were taught in groups of two.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Day 14: Green building and more planting and implementation...

This morning a terrific presentation by Ruth and Moloto on pest management, followed by a presentation on green building.

In the afternoon we hit the garden to make liquid manures, do some direct seeding and modifications to the outdoor classroom.

And back to the drawing boards...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Day 13: Planting up the beds...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Day 12: Sustainable agriculture theory and garden bed shaping...

The road to sustainable agriculture...treat the cause not the symptoms.

Preparing the new garden beds...

And then mulching to prevent the soil drying out...

Monday, March 2, 2009

Day 11: Organic gardening, worm farm, compost pile, preparing for new garden

This morning we heard from Kirsten about her experiences in food gardening.

We learned how to properly make a compost pile, and worm farm.

We then prepared the ground for layout of our new garden.