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Regenerative Gardening and Design

Organisation Playhouse Derry
Date 4th March 2023 10:00 AM (GMT)

Join Joanne Butler of Ourganic Gardens and Joanne Fullerton of Changemakers Donegal over two weekends in March and April for an introduction to regenerative gardening and permaculture design in an urban setting at The Playhouse.

The Playhouse is embarking on an ambitious project to restore nature to a distressed urban site, working with regenerative principles to support the natural ecosystem.

You’ll work directly with this site to learn how to apply forest gardening and permaculture principles to an urban setting, gaining practical, first hand experience of garden design that can be applied to any space.

We will be placing an emphasis on the importance of community over the two weekends, working together and with the land to create a space where food growing, wildflowers, insect and bird life can thrive again.

NB. You must be able to commit to both weekends to take part in this course.

Weekend 1

Dates: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March 2023

Time: 10am to 2pm each day

An introduction to global and local food systems, ecosystem restoration, observations and patterns in nature, applying permaculture principles to regenerative garden design and forest gardening in an urban setting.

Weekend 2

Dates: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April 2023

Time: 10am to 2pm each day

A practical weekend focused on how to implement garden design, working together in Meitheal (cooperation for social need) to witness the transition from learning to doing.

Important Information

Accessibility: There is a physical labour element to this course and unfortunately the outside space we will be working in is not currently wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if we can support you with any other access needs.

Parking: Parking is limited on Artillery Street and on Saturdays has a time limit of 1 hour. The nearest public carparks are Bishop Street and Foyleside Shopping Centre. The Playhouse is located close to several major bus routes in the city centre.

Refreshments: Tea, coffee, water and snacks will be provided.

For more information please contact Paula Larkin

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