- What is Permaculture
- Ethics and principles
- Approach to permaculture design
Ability to understand the context of the land in terms of climate and other external factors which inform the elements in the design
- Garden flow and layout
How to layout your garden using the information collected from the sector analysis
- Soil creation and care
Understanding what soil is and how to feed and take care of it
- Create a Berkley Hot compost
How to use the resources around you to create a hot compost
- Build different beds for edible plants
What sort of bed to use for different plants and using your body ergonomics to create the right bed size
- Re-construct a worm farm
- Plants – from seed to harvest
Understanding the life cycle of different food producing plants
- Different propagation methods
Learning different methods of plant propagations and which ones to use for specific plants
- Planting seeds, seedlings & trees
Gain the practical experience of planting out a real food garden
- Companion planting
Some plants grow better in little communities, some plants don’t like each other
- Natural pest management
Put that bottle of pesticide down and find out how to naturally manage the little critters causing chaos in your garden
This course is an introduction into the world of Permaculture.
After the weekend you will have the know-how and confidence
- to plan your own sustainable food garden
- how to better manage some of your household waste and convert it into soil
- how to set up a small nursery
- how to have enough plants to keep your food production going
There really is nothing better then harvesting your own home-grown wholesome food which you have nurtured.
Permaculture lecturer Emilia Domagala
Emilia is a permaculture designer, consultant and facilitator, and a sustainability lecturer at Cheeba Cannabis Academy in Johannesburg. She was co-director of Sustainable Abundance Permaculture for 7 years.
After completing a Bachelor of Architectural Studies at WITS, Emilia dabbled in digital art and animation before discovering Permaculture. Emilia completed her Permaculture Design Course in 2015 through Permaculture South Africa, now known as Serenity Permaculture under Hazel and Andrew Mugford.
She has been involved in numerous projects, from small kitchen gardens to community-scale food gardens. She is also an Ecopreneur facilitator for Food and Trees for Africa. Emilia has played a key role in the development of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) digital system, developed by Straight from the Ground, a non-profit company, of which she is one of the directors. This system links small-scale organic farmers to a market through a box scheme, physical store, and app.
Sustainable and regenerative systems are Emilia’s passion, and she is continuously learning within these fields; using her knowledge to empower people to take care of their own food needs, designing and building food and forest gardens, and tapping into the abundance of our mother planet for the benefit of all.