Growing Big in Small Spaces - 2023
Join us at the award-winning Randwick Sustainability Hub each Friday afternoon and learn skills under expert guidance in a friendly setting.
Oct 13 - Dec 14 (10 Weeks)
Small spaces can yield big results when productive gardens are designed according to permaculture principles. With many of us limited in space, this practical course led by permaculture expert Mitch Burnie, will help you grow more than you thought possible.
Over the ten weeks you will learn to identify many plants and what role they play in the garden as well as create a well thought out plan for your garden. This is a very practical course where we will be out in the garden quite a bit!
- Introduction to Permaculture
- Design planning
- Soil and zero waste
- The plant kingdom
- Water conservation
- Small Spaces
- Pest management and the animal kingdom
- Preserving the harvest
- Harvest and presentation
WORKSHOP PROGRAM on YOUTUBE
Recordings of past topics can be found on Council's youtube channel under the PermaBee playlist
PERMABEE GARDENING PROGRAM
Before the afternoon workshops, you are welcome to come gardening with us Friday mornings from 9:00am to 12:30pm and help us plant, weed, and compost. We share a cosy morning tea together and socialise and at the end of each day, you'll share in the bounty of any harvest!
You will work as a team and gain expert guidance. Over the course of a year, there is the opportunity to learn specialist skills like pruning, grafting and seed saving.
PermaBees work in the purpose built fruit and veg permaculture gardens and native habitat and bush tucker gardens at Randwick Sustainability Hub.
For more information click here.
GROW IT LOCAL
Randwick Council is a proud supporter of the Grow it Local program that helps connect you with other people in your area that are growing, sharing and eating locally. Check it out!