Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: April 16, 2016 from 11am to 1pm
Location: Vancouver Public Library - Kensington branch
Street: 1428 Cedar Cottage Mews
Website or Map: http://kccperma.eventbrite.ca
Event Neighbourhood and Type: cedarcottage, workshop
Organized By: Cedar Cottage Food Network
Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2016
Join the Cedar Cottage Food Network and the Vancouver Public Library for the second of our 2016 Seedy Saturday workshop series. Each event includes a workshop on a gardening topic and a seed swap.
For our second workshop, the focus will be an introduction to permaculture. Permaculture is a philosophy that encourages working with our natural environment instead of against it. For example, permaculture suggests grouping certain plants together in a mutually beneficial way (sometimes known as companion planting) instead of row planting. Permaculture can be similar to indigenous planting practices; as we know, First Nations peoples here in Vancouver, which is on unceded Coast Salish territories, are a wealth of knowledge in terms of growing food and medicine. Instructor Kim Del Valle Garcia, who teaches intensive permaculture courses at the Hastings Community Centre, will go over practical applications of this way of thinking. Introduce the 12 principles of permaculture in your garden this season!
Following the workshop, participants are welcome to take seeds from the Kensington-Cedar Cottage Seed Sharing Library. Donations of saved seeds are much appreciated! Please help keep our seed library stocked.
The event is free but please pre-register to save your seat.