Join us for a community potluck lunch. Meet up with others to carpool, or visit the gardens on your own. Donations to Transition Perth are welcome.
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Sébastien and Bonita's Garden - Permaculture Tour
Join us for an inspiring and educational visit of the semi-urban garden of two permaculture teachers on 1/5 of an acre of land. Learn about different ways to grow your own food and the "why's" behind the design. This land and garden in "year 3" of a permaculture design features: a young food forest, sheet-mulching, mounded beds, a hugelkultur bed, a portable mini-hoop house, floating row covers, various trellises with simple materials, outdoor compost, worm compost, and a black-walnut plant guild. If you are interested in hearing about the permaculture design for this land, join us for the "guided permaculture tour", which will include a description of the zones, sectors, the plant guilds and the "why" behind the techniques used. Last year these guided tours were full, drawing people from all over Eastern Ontario! Stay tuned for the tour schedule.
Agapé Gardens - Permaculture Tour
An educational food site of beauty and diversity. Our mission is to develop a socially innovative rural hub where people can collectively share in the origins of food, and unite in the care of community and the Earth. This 8 acre property and gardens are in the first Phase of a holistic permaculture design, embracing both small-scale and large -scale solutions (Holzer Agro ecology). This is a unique opportunity to see the beginning of a sustainable system where food will grow in abundance and natural design. Also, visitors will see the inception of a Yurt, Collaborative Garden and Children's Garden. Dasha and Sebastien Armand have many years of experience growing food, building communities and working with children. Certified in Permaculture with Bill Mollisson and Geoff Lawton, in 2013 the couple began their certification in Agro Ecology with the rebel farmer Sepp Holzer. This tour will be a real treat for food and garden enthusiasts alike, their families and children! www.agapegardens.ca 613-552-2782
This small xeriscaped lot backing onto a commonly owned green space is part of the Perthworks new eco-housing community. Features an approximately 60-40% mix of food and flowers, multiple rain barrels at all downspouts which are also used for compost tea, a 3-level food forest, lots of vertical trellising, and an all-season solar cold frame as examples the of permaculture approach.
Just Christine's garden:
A few different techniques I am experimenting with... Planting directly into straw bales with and without using topsoil. Breaking open straw bales and planting on top of that with topsoil dressing. And raised beds. The foods I have planted are garlic, onions, tomatoes, squash, beans, beets, chard, kale, potatoes, carrots, asparagus, mustard greens and some herbs.
Details to come.
The Table Community Food Centre:
Details to come.