Introduction to Permaculture: Reading the Landscape for Permaculture Design

Sunday June 30, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

What is Permaculture? Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive systems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of the landscape with people providing their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.

How does one begin? Implementing permaculture in your space begins with observing the land and organizing your observations and intentions through a design process.

What will you learn in this workshop? This workshop teaches you how to “read” a landscape.  Identifying its unique features, opportunities, and constraints reveals its potential for maximum production and ecological uplift.  Zone planning and other permaculture design strategies minimize the amount of energy and labor needed to create and maintain this productive landscape by mimicking the principals of natural ecosystems.

How will you learn in this workshop? Patty Ceglia, a regional permaculture design matriarch, and Greg Strella, Pearlstone’s chief stewardship officer, will demonstrate and guide participants through practice site analysis, map sketching, zone planning and other permaculture design exercises.  Attendees will also learn more about Pearlstone’s 13-day residential Permaculture Design Certificate course featuring Practical Permaculture author Dave Boehnlein.

Get to know our workshop instructor, Patty Ceglia

Cost: $25 per person


Questions? Contact Greg Strella at gstrella@pearlstonecenter.org or 410-500-5382


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