August 8, 2017

Introduction to Permaculture Workshop at Flanagans Fields Community Garden

A two day workshop with Permaculture teacher Hannah Mole and Flanagan’s Fields’ community gardeners, supported by Slow Food Dublin. Focussing on using permaculture design as an environmental approach to urban gardening and food production.

What you get:
-Key Permaculture design concepts- Starting points, what to consider, natural design patterns.
-Key practical skills – composting, water harvesting, food growing, seed saving, etc
-Useful and Inspirational Ideas – upcycling, portable gardens for renters, visioning and community decision making, companion planting, and more.

How to:
– Maximize the potential of small spaces
– Build and maintain low or no-cost gardens
– Produce fresh local food
– Design and create your own beautiful and productive urban – garden, yard, balcony or window sill!
– Design productive and functional urban landscapes.

The hosts
Flanagans Fields Community Garden has been run by volunteers and gardeners from the local community for the last seven years. This garden is a great example of how community can benefit from the greening and the regeneration of urban land. It has become a living site for experimentation, education and community gathering with an ever growing number of collaborators.

‘Permaculture gardening goes far beyond ‘landscaping’ or maintaining a vegetable plot. In an urban context it works to integrate the abundant resources of people and community, city ‘waste’ streams, unique micro-climates, and more, with growing healthy and nutritious food locally, creating art and celebration, and building community in ways that are environmentally regenerative. It is a creative design process.

Dates: 9/10 September 2017
Times:10-5 saturday, 10-4 sunday
Fee: 100euro and Donation based for garden members incl lunch, tea/coffee
Location: Flanagans Fields Community Garden, Rialto, Dublin 8

Introduction to Permaculture Workshop at Flanagans Fields Community Garden