2 urban sustainability workshops

these workshops are linked to the toby hemenway lecture on february 12.  the workshops are expensive, yes – but interesting.  just pass this information along to anyone you know might be wanting to get their hands in the soil.
Saturday, February 13; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. WORKSHOP
Developing Backyard Ecologies and Soils
Our garden plants will collect and cycle the Earth’s minerals, water, and air. Gardens provide shade for the soil and renew it with leafy mulch, yielding fruits and greens for people and wildlife.

The ecological garden welcomes animal companions, builds the soil and works within natural cycles. If the water, soil, plants and animals are only regarded as pieces – essentially ‘site furnishings’ – without establishing relationship between them, the garden will not come to life.

Join Toby to learn the strategies that will assist you in creating your own ecological garden.

Full day workshop includes all instruction, handouts, refreshments and lunch. Meet in the Greenhouse at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
Registration available at 919-668-5309 or email janice.little@duke.edu
Fee $85
Participant Limit: 24. Advance registration required.

Sunday, February 14; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WORKSHOP

Urban Sustainability and Permaculture

How does permaculture apply to urban and suburban places? Though land may be limited, cities are rich in other resources, especially social capital. In this workshop you will learn to locate, harvest, and integrate the many resources in our cities in sustainable ways. We will discuss gaining access to land for gardening, creating business guilds and networks, learning the pattern language of the city, creating public space in neighborhoods, and building urban ecovillages. We’ll learn how permaculture’s principles and design methods apply to the dense, rich environments of our cities, and how to leverage the special opportunities that cities provide.

Half-day workshop includes all instruction, handouts, refreshments and lunch. Meet in the Greenhouse at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
Registration available at 919-668-5309 or email janice.little@duke.edu
Fee $65
Participant Limit: 24. Advance registration required.
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