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Organic Horticulture: Permaculture Zones 1 and 2, 30th July to 3rd August

Organic Horticulture: Permaculture Zones 1 and 2

Tuesday 30th July – Saturday 3rd August 2013

We’ve always asked visitors to the farm what they would like to learn more about. The actual nitty gritty of growing food is the most common answer, so this 5 day course with Rob van Deursen has been designed with that aim in mind. It’s actually for anyone who wants to learn more about growing their own food, and we’ll cover that, from the planning to the harvesting. This course might be for you whether you’re new to organic gardening or just looking to improve your skills and yields. If you have no previous experience of permaculture that is absolutely fine, although you may wish to join Rob for our Introduction to Permaculture weekend conveniently immediately before this course 27th-28th July.

In this course, we’ll be covering

Starting situation
Design decisions
Yield requirements: crops and quantities
Crop planning, including planning for ‘losses’
Land use and labour estimates
Growing strategies (minimalistic vs. intensive)
Companion planting: vegetables, herbs, flowers, shrubs and trees.
Planning and growing for soil fertility

Sessions will include a combination of classroom and practical activities, and you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Casalinho vegetable gardens and see the course material in action. Taught in English.

Price of €250 includes all teaching, meals and camping space, and there is opportunity to stay on as a volunteer after the course. Full details on our website www.casalinho.com/courses or contact us for a booking form info@casalinho.com / 00351 235512171