Permaculture Non Dig Gardening 15 01 2018


Natural soil &  management Come & Learn how to use techniques from the Anaerobic digestion to the aerobic composting process use local material create hot compost ,wormy compost. mulch system,understanding natural cycle

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Natural soil &  management Come & Learn how to use techniques from the Anaerobic digestion to the aerobic composting process use local material create hot compost ,wormy compost. mulch system,understanding natural cycle  

  Before we can understand the reasons for not digging soil, it’s important to understand what soil is, otherwise it’s not clear what we’re dealing with.


        What is soil? How is it structured, and how do we maintain optimum soil health?This applied course examines the practical application of the processes of building fertility, making bio-fertilizers , soil type identification and testing, and gives a clear picture of soil biology, and of a healthy soil food web. We redefine ‘sustainable agriculture’ as ‘our ability to build soil fertility as we improve production and reduce cost and labor’.

Creating a compost-based water heater is excellent weekend project.   The only things you really need are compos table material, an area to devote to your compost pile, and lots of polyethylene tubing.

There are tutorials all over the Internet detailing various methods – some work very well while others fall short of the performance achieved by Mr. Pain himself.

       The the day workshop including 50%academic 50%hand one experience you will going home to know how  do you turn your  kitchen waste to resource  

50% Student discount available Pls Contact for further  information

What is non-dig gardening? How we applying?

The origins of no-dig gardening are unclear, and may be based on pre-industrial or nineteenth-century farming techniques.Fukuoka started his pioneering research work in this domain in 1938, and began publishing in the 1970s his Fukuokan philosophy of, which is now acknowledged by some as the tap root of the movement. Two pioneers of the method in the twentieth century included F. C. King, Head Gardener at Levens Hall, South Westmorland, in the Lake District of England, who wrote the book “Is Digging Necessary?” in 1946 and a gardener from Middlecliffe in the UK, A. Guest, who in 1948 published the book “Gardening Without Digging”. The work of these gardeners was supported by the in the UK. No-dig gardening was also promoted by Australian Esther Deans in the 1970s, and American gardener advocated a “permanent” garden mulching technique in Gardening Without Work and no-dig methods in the 1950s and 1960s

This technique recognizes that micro- and macro-biotic organisms constitute a  community in the soil, necessary for the healthy cycling of nutrients and prevention of problematic organisms and diseases.The plants transfer a portion of the carbon energy they produce to the soil, and microbes that benefit from this energy in turn convert available organic substances in the soil to the mineral elements the plants need to thrive

 Lead Facilitator:
Istvan MarkulyPermaculture Mainframe Designer, Consultant, Implementer, TeacherWest Cork Permaculture & Earth Environmental Education Inline images 1

Local community developer who is working on establishing and growing the permaculture network in West Cork, Ireland and initiating Permaculture Waves across the country! He has taken PDC’s and Permaculture workshop internationally learning also from many others who are leading the way in their field, like Paul Taylor, Geoff Lawton and Warren Brush  continues to grow his knowledge with many others. He is a co-founder of Earth Environmental Education, providing easy understanding through the principles of permaculture which might make people feel                                                                     Motivated, Zestful and Dynamic


73 acre Farm based in Bawnaknockane, The Laurels,
Ballydehob, West Cork

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About the farm

72 acre Land was purchased 23 years ago in 1994 Always evolving and has been managed as an organic market garden selling locally and a tree nursery for over 5 years, now functioning as a working organic permaculture farm and healing ceremony centre with people care taking precedence combined with an educational element helping people to make the next step regarding how to move forward towards a more sustainable life.The farm is made up of….

-Grazing land with small and large animal systems-Diverse native woodland & mixed non-native forestry, eucalyptus plantation.Regenerating exposed slate rock land to oak forest tree systemsNearly half of the land has been reserved for over 45,000 planted tree-Vegetable garden showing how we can make a garden anywhere, creating soil on rock, -Compostin-Low maintenance systems creating diversity that can be replicated everywhere independent of corporations, including in cities, currently feeding 2 families onsite and visitor-Forest garden, marginal land management, fruit trees ,blueberry crop, increasing fruit yield abundanc-Tropical greenhous-Rock gardenWater Managemen-Pond and stream system, aquaculture -carp 2 varieties and rainbow trout, , reed bed system and grey water system Natural building- cob, traditional stone building, round house, timber frame cabin.Solar  powed

   Closed loop system in place demonstrating independent self sufficiency.




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