Introduction to Permaculture on marginal land -Ireland

Introduction to Permaculture
Summary information

2 Day Introduction to Permaculture Course, focusing on creative solutions for the kind of marginal land and environment we have here in the West of Ireland (you know, over a metre of rain a year, acid soil... windy!).

The course is based around practical activities supported by short, focused theoretical sessions to help you gain a good understanding of how to apply permaculture to our unique climate and landscape.

A hands on, Action-led, ‘Perma-blitz’ style workshop where you will learn about Permaculture; the ethics and principles of Permaculture Design, how to approach laying out a site, and practical applications onsite including: Wind and Water management (how to design wind breaks and swales), Introduction to Food Forests, Extending the growing seasons, Composting Systems, Polycultures and Guilds, and no-dig gardening.

Booking and further information
Cost: 
100 euro for the weekend including hot hearty lunches
Contact name: 
Claire
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in Permaculture, and how you can apply it to marginal land to create sustainable abundance. No prior permaculture or gardening knowledge is required for this course. Please note, this is a very out-door, practical course! Bring boots, wellies, and warm, waterproof clothing (just in case!). Expect at least 75% hands-on learning in the garden.
11 March 2017 to 12 March 2017
Teachers
Venue information

The venue, Tir Na nOg, is a permaculture smallholding project located 5 minutes from Ballyhaunis in County Mayo. As well as an acre and a half of land that has lain fallow for 20 years there is also a 400 year old cottage under renovation using natural building methods. Full directions will be sent with booking confirmation.

Apprentice Teachers
Teacher apprentices: 
This course is open to offers from apprentice teachers wishing to gain teaching experience.