Saturday, September 30, 2017 -- 9:30am to 5:00pm.
Where: Kinburn & Cobden, ON
Cost: $59, includes HST.
Buy your tickets now! (Our Ottawa tour sold-out last year.)
Join us for a detailed tour of two sites with two local authors. We'll start the day with a quick intro on "what is permaculture?". Our tour will visit Aster Lane Edibles and Kula Permaculture Farm.
Kula Permaculture Farm
Are you interested in sustainable gardening, resilient agriculture, and alternative living? Come visit us at Kula Permaculture Farm, where we have been designing systems for integrating commercial market Gardening, ecosystem-based Design, and eco-regional Living for over a decade.
We are a market garden, an organic seed garlic grower, a research and design farmstead and an off-grid homestead. We work to maximize both passive and active alternative energy on the property and focus on balancing community, land, and individuals using Design Management, Holistic Planning and Ecosystem Services.
Our tour will include visits to some of our many design sites on the farm, including our solar-powered farm centre, pit-and-mound orchard, hugelkulture compost systems, nursery gardens, ice-cooled root cellar, greenhouses, our permabed system— used for integrating annual and perennial food production— and much more.
Discussion will include key concepts from Zach Loeks’ book, The Permaculture Market Garden, and will include discussion of the following: Design Management, Organization Land Patterning, Index Guilds, Pattern Propagation, Garden Environment Mapping and Agro-ecological Production.
Aster Lane Edibles
Aster Lane Edibles is small-scale seed house for edible plants, with demonstration gardens, just West of Ottawa. Telsing grows a wide range of crops from the common potato to the less well known Apios. She believes in keeping the seed in the public domain and works with a global network of traditional plant breeders. On your visit, you’ll get a chance to see some crop relatives like ancient perennial leek, learn about selection projects such as skirret and see experiments in polyculture harvest and growing systems like a small orchard based forest garden and edimental (edible ornamental) beds.
Telsing Andrews is the author of Design Your Own Edible Oasis. She does edible landscape design, sells seeds and propagation materials, and gives workshops and presentations for garden groups and organizations. Visit: asterlaneedibles.ca
- Rain or shine!
- NO REFUNDS unless we cancel the event; in which case, you will receive a full refund.
- No meals or transportation are provided on the tour.
- There will be a lot of walking/standing during the tour.
- This is a guided group tour, so we will meet in the morning and visit each site together.
- The tour map and itinerary will be emailed to ticket-holders the week before the tour.
- We encourage folks to set-up carpools. Stay tuned for details!