As the year draws to an end, our teaching collective can reflect on a successful year as we have delivered 11 Introduction To Permaculture (ITP) courses. We’ve had a lot of fun, it’s been a pleasure to ignite so many minds and thrilling to witness so many of you going on to greater things.
Once again, we taught a motivated group that brought their energy and enthusiasm to learn with them and that made for an interactive weekend. Lunchtimes were a joy, we like to share our food and it’s always guaranteed to be a feast as permies seem always to be lovers of fine food.
Sparking up lots of stimulating thoughts – student quote
The weather was against us, but we were well prepared and on day one we got outside for the garden tour. This was a chance to see all the various growing projects, the nature corridor, the forest garden, fruit tree corridor, Springbank garden and the new roof garden growing space.
Interaction as a group in a creative way – student quote
The interview informed the assessment and design phase and in a relatively short time, both teams produced some good design work.
We love to get the students outside and doing some physical work. It’s always a bonus to the hosting venue when a volunteer force can accomplish a specific tasks. The students get their hands in the earth and rest the academic part of the brain. Good permaculture builds in win/win situations.
I liked working together to clear the site – quote