We had a very full year in 2013, connecting with other permaculture leaders from across Canada, the USA and internationally. We hosted our 3rd Eastern Ontario Permaculture Convergence, which sold-out with over 300 tickets and drew attendees from over seven hours away.
Reiki is a holistic, energy-based practice that promotes balance, vitality and well-being.
In this workshop, we will learn Reiki Level I and other tools to enrich our practice, including:
by Bonita Ford. Creative Commons. Attribution 2013.
Permaculture is a holistic approach to design based on living systems. It offers a way of thinking, relating, making decisions and solving problems, which are more in balance with the living world around us. Its ethics, principles and design process enable us to use our resources intentionally and more effectively, thus creating more abundance for ourselves and our communities. Permaculture design can be broadly applied to land-based, urban, social or economic systems.
It's been a summer full of learning. The weather was cooler and we had more rain than normal; the tomatoes were far less productive than last year and the swiss chard seems to be flowing endlessly. As we come into our 5th year of gardening in this climate, we're seeing how much the weather patterns can change from year to year. We continue to hear from folk
Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario and the Classic Theatre Festival team up to host an inspirational and entertaining day of gardens and live theatre. On Saturday, July 27, vegetable gardens and permaculture gardens in and around Perth will be open to the public, as part of the Veggie Garden Tour. At 8pm on July 27, the Classic Theatre Festival will hold a benefit performance of “The Star-Spangled Girl”, which will help create free community spots in a permaculture course.
One of our students asked about reminders and tips on starting a garden, especially for beginners...
Remember to START SMALL... you'll learn with experience!
Here are some permaculture principles and things to keep in mind when designing your garden:
We are accepting Work Exchange applications for the Introduction Module and the Main Module of the Permaculture Design Course in Ottawa this fall. Work Exchange students will be selected based on a combination of financial need and how this course could benefit them and their communities. We are offering these positions to help make our courses more financially accessible to students and in an effort to bring benefit to the larger community.