Introduction to Zones in Permaculture

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Feb ’13
10:30 am

What is Happening:


The aim of permaculture is to design landscapes that mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy. In contrast to industrial agriculture, land cultivation in permaculture is viewed in terms of how it relates to surrounding ecosystems. The aim is to work with, rather than against, natural cycles, patterns and processes and create genuinely sustainable agriculture.

When planning a permaculture site, the land can be divided up into zones according to how we use them. For example, the zone closest to a house can be visited everyday and so includes plants that are to be harvested and attended to frequently (herbs, salad vegetables etc), while the zones further out are visited less frequently and contain species that don’t need as much attention. This workshop will cover the five zones and how they  can be applied in an urban setting.

Cost : Cost is $10 for Canberra Carbon Challenge participants and $15 for others.

Where is it On?:

Canberra Environment and Sustainability Resource Centre, Lennox Crossing, Acton (opposite National Museum), Canberra

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