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Saturday
05
MAY

Intro to Urban Permaculture

09:30
16:00
Guerilla House
Event organized by Guerilla House

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Permaculture offers us a design framework for simultaneously achieving food security, water security, ecological restoration, economic empowerment, and social justice. With the current water crisis in Cape Town, redesigning our lives to be regenerative has become a moral imperative, and fortunately a widespread pursuit!

Come share in our flagship 2-day workshop as we explore:

What is permaculture?
How to design your space (by allowing it to design itself)
Drought resilience - storing water in soil (sunken beds and swales); tanks; compost toilets; greywater reuse; and DIY filtration
Passive solar design - maximising the sun's free energy in your garden and home
Soil fertility - composting; biochar; liquid fertilisers; worm farming (practical)
Organic practice - companion planting and crop rotation (practical)
Integrated pest management
Forest gardening vs vegetable gardening (annuals vs perennials) - which is more drought tolerant? Can they be mixed?
Plant propagation - soil mixes; seed sowing; cuttings (practical)
Urban animal husbandry, and
Bed prep (sheet mulching), planting, and irrigation (practical)

This is a participatory and practical workshop where you'll leave equipped with the fundamentals for bringing permaculture into your life. We will get hands-on with composting, worm farming, liquid fertilisers, and installing a garden!

Cost per person is R450. Tickets available here: http://qkt.io/AHqX2K

In the spirit of transparency, please see this link for a breakdown of our estimated costs: https://goo.gl/YvHcHE

This workshop will only go ahead if there are 15 confirmed paying participants, so please share with those you feel may benefit. This is to ensure we cover our costs, keep the workshop fee low and make this education accessible. In the event we do not reach the 15 humans target, your ticket will be fully refunded. Tickets are non-refundable otherwise. Confirmation that this workshop will go ahead will be announced on Monday 30 April 2018.

Win yourself a worm farm (valued at R400) by sharing the link you receive when purchasing your ticket! The prize will be awarded to those who bring in the most ticket sales (helping us to reach our participant target).

What to bring:

Snacks and a dish to share for a communal lunch. In the spirit of compassionate sharing, please ensure what you bring to share is kosher / halaal / vegetarian, and no stress if you're unable to bring anything, there should be plenty to go round.
Your own crockery (plates, cups and mugs) and cutlery
Notepad and pen if you want to take notes
Comfortable and weather appropriate clothes (sun hat and sun glasses / rain jacket and gum boots) - this is an outdoor event and we'll be getting dirty
Camping chairs / blankets / yoga mats / pillows to sit on
Garden tools - spades and forks are most needed (Sunday)
Musical instruments and your own XYZ/ABC - you're welcome to stay for a jam session around a fire (weather dependant) after the workshop is complete (Sunday)
An open mind and your inner genius

Looking forward to connecting and co-creating a rich learning experience with you!

Stay awesome you crazy creatures.

Participants attend this workshop at their own risk. Guerilla House will not be held responsible for any theft, injury, loss or damage which may arise. However, in such an unlikely event we will assist you as best we can.
This event is subject to postponement/cancellation at the discretion of Guerilla House in the event of bad weather. Tickets will be fully refunded should we postpone/cancel.