March 14, 2016 - 7:30pm
Where: Port Hope, ON
Hosted by Northumberland Master Gardeners
Flowers, Food, Pollinators, Perennials & Soil: Permaculture in the Garden
Are you interested in creating greater harmony and doing less work in your gardens? In addition to flowers and beauty, are you curious about including edible and medicinal plants, attracting pollinators, building healthier soil and fostering healthier ecosystems? “Permaculture” is an approach to design that is based on the observation of natural systems. Bonita's talk will include: some basic design principles; some strategies to facilitate more biodiversity, more organic matter in the soil, cleaner water and less work, including sheet-mulching (lasagna gardening), edible forest gardens (companion planting of edible or useful annuals and perennials), hugelkulturs (to create beds from woody material) and swales (to harvest water); highlights of interesting perennial plants for food, medicine, pollinators and nitrogen-fixation; a question and answer period.
Spring into the Garden Lecture Series: Four Monday evenings. $40 for all 4 lectures; or $15 for a single lecture, depending on availability.
For more info: allthingsgardening at hotmail dot com, or 905-377-9803