Join us for this one day conference!
21st Century Homesteading - Permaculture in the Peace Country
This year's guest speakers are Cynthia Pohl,
award winning journeyman landscape gardener and Ron Berezan
, The Urban Farmer, who teaches, designs, and facilitates permaculture. Together they will explore different methods of how you to turn your property into a sustainable ecosystem, whether you live in the city or in a rural area.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:30am - 4:30pm
GPRC Fairview Campus
$80/person (includes GST) - lunch will be provided
Keynote: Community Resilience Through Permaculture Design
Permaculture offers us an incredible path towards reweaving ourselves into healthy relationships with the Earth and with each other. Together we will explore some powerful local and global examples of permaculture in action for community resilience and ecological restoration.
Workshop 1: Food Forests for Colder Climates
Forest gardening is an ancient approach to creating diverse perennial plant systems that provide an abundance of food, medicine, fuel, building materials, biodiversity and beauty for generations. Find out how you can transform your urban yard or rural property into a forest garden including the best species for colder climates.
Workshop 2: Backyard Biochar - Creating Sensational Soil & Saving the World
Biochar is a specialized form of charcoal used for thousands of years around the planet to create some of the most fertile soils ever known. Biochar also shows great promise for carbon sequestration, sustainable energy, and waste diversion. Learn how biochar can bring your soil to life and how you can use local waste materials to make it in your own back yard!
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