Living Permaculture Course 8 – 15 July

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This was a really amazing week!! Thanks so much to everyone who came and enjoyed so much learning and doing with us. Especially to Marc Haetjens who was an excellent teacher and gave everyone the chance to use tools, work on the projects, and ask questions about anything and everything permaculture related, and to Zac who looked after people and kept the momentum going.

We worked on three main projects :

  1. Greywater mulch basin – We dug and mulched a 2m diameter mulch basin (to be pronounced for ever more in the french way (ˈbeɪsən ) 😉 ) A large fig tree will be planted in September because it is a species that especially enjoys greywater (from the kitchen sink – cooking and some washing up water), provides food, suitable for the climate, and offers shade. The water runs directly onto the straw mulch which works as a filter for the soap and food particles so they don’t enter the soil – the method is described in detail by Art Ludwig. 

I’ll post again soon with details of the other projects… 2. the tippee (or tractor) toilet, and 3. the zaïs, which are both designed to regenerate the soil and create excellent conditions for fruit trees, squash plants, bushes and other edible perennials….

¡¡We are now booking for our next course – two weeks,  7 – 21 April 2018! Read info here!!

 

 

 

Fue una semana increíble!! Gracias a todos que vinieron para disfrutar tanto el programa de aprender por hacer. Especialmente queremos dar gracias a Marc Haetjens, un profesor excelente y ha dado a todos la oportunidad de usar las herramientas, trabajar en los proyectos, y preguntar cualquier cosa de permacultura y el mundo, y a Zac que ha cuidado bien a los participantes y asegurar seguimiento del horario.

Hemos trabajdo en tres proyectos :

  1. Basin acolchada para aguas grises – Excavamos y pusimos acolchado en un basin (palabra francés  (ˈbeɪsən ) ;)). Plantaremos una higuera grande en septiembre porque es una variedad que le gusta aguas grises (de la cocina – agua de cocinar y parte del agua de lavar platos), también nos da comida, es apto para el clima y nos da sombra. El agua va directo encima de la acolchada de paja que funciona para filtrar jabón y partículos de comida para que no entren en el suelo – el metódo esta bien explicado por Art Ludwig. 

Pronto escribiré otra vez con detalles de los otros dos proyectos 2. el váter tippee (o tractor) y 3. los “zaïs” estas dos técnicas están diseñadas para regenerar el suelo y crear condiciones excelentes para árboles frutales, calabazas, arbusotos y otros preniales comestibles…

¡¡Reserva tu plaza ahora para el próximo curso 7 – 21 de abril 2018! mas info aquí!!! 

Some comments from participants on our last course!

“I had an amazing time with you guys and really enjoyed learning something more about permaculture. Thank you Mark for making this so relaxed and interesting. Thank you Ana for making all of this happen and giving us the oportunity to learn.” Eli

“I want to thank everyone for such an amazing week!! I had an amazing time and I really feel that I’ve learnt a lot and left with loads of new ideas to think about and investigate.” Debora

“I miss you all!!! Jejeje it has been a plesure sharing this week of learning, desconecting from daily rutines and meeting such as especial people as you all.” Dorleta