Plant a P-Patch using Permaculture Design

Are you looking for a lower-maintenance food garden style that uses every square inch of garden space to its best advantage? Then you're looking for a permaculture-style food garden!

Can you use permaculture strategies for a small area? You bet! In this hands-on session, learn how to plant out your garden to reduce the use of water, fertilizer and pesticides, and use low-tech, natural resources for many of your needs.

We will review the strategies of keyholes and hugelkultures, as well as planting using layers, zones and polycultures. We will also include seed saving strategies for common food garden plants.

The first hour will be lecture and the second will be planting out our permaculture display garden at the farm!

Instructor is Laura Sweany.

$10.00 donation suggested.

Q's - contact Laura at [masked].

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  • Melody B.

    I'm sorry I wasn't there. I was looking forward to going so I could meet new people and learn something new. My no-show was due to poor planning on my part. Next time, I'll make sure I can really attend before I RVSP as a yes.

    April 7, 2014

  • Randy E.

    I was one of those no-shows. I was very much looking forward to it. My earlier plans in the day overwhelmed me and when I looked up it was just after 4 and I was in North Seattle. I was mortified and sad. I'm seriously sorry I wasn't there.

    April 7, 2014

  • Lara R.

    This workshop was an excellent hands on experience with very useful information. Laura was amazing.

    April 7, 2014

  • Lacia Lynne B.

    That's a seriously rude number of no shows folks! Yikes!

    It was a really great class, for beginners and advanced folks alike. Laura has a great teaching style that's easy to follow from theory to real world example.

    April 7, 2014

  • Laura S.

    I was very surprised at how many no-shows we had. Of the 13 who confirmed, only 4 attended. Too bad, because the weather was perfect for digging and talking about permaculture in a p-patch setting.

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • Laura S.

    Hi to everyone planning to come out to the farm! Please dress for rain, as our entire session will take place outside (lecture portion will be under a tent). Bring folding chairs if you want to sit down while we talk. Be prepared for digging, tying and general dirt work for the second hour - boots, hot drinks, whatever you need to be productive and comfortable.
    See you there!

    April 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it anymore. I just got called to emergency response to help clean up the mudslide in Arlington. Make sure you check out my hugelkultur and herb spiral!

    March 30, 2014

    • Laura S.

      Please be careful out there, Steven. We will miss your smiling face, and I'll show off all your wonderful permaculture work!

      March 30, 2014

  • Laura S.

    Hi, Lacia - yes, I will be focusing on a 10x20 size because that's what they have at SRCF, but you can scale it up or down according to what you have to use.

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Lacia Lynne B.

    Will this really be focused on a 10x20ish P-patch size plot?

    March 16, 2014

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