This workshop will empower you to plan and create an ecological garden in an urban environment. No farm, no problem. Let’s talk about what we can do small-scale, right here, right now to improve our quality of life. The only limit is our creativity.
We’ll explore an urban garden and talk about the basics of growing highly nutritious, delicious foods, multifunctional plants, how to catch, store, and conserve water, perennial plants, establishing fruit trees and shrubs, soil testing, building healthy soil, companion planting, composting, and more.
Ecological gardens offer aesthetic beauty for humans, integrate vegetable and flower gardens, edible landscapes, and offer habitats for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. We will explore how interconnection builds abundance, biodiversity, and resilience as a web of life. As in nature, each link in the web is multifunctional, and provides resources for food, herbs, flowers, and crafts.
When designed as such, gardens are idyllic and require less time, labor, maintenance, and investment, have beneficial environmental impact, and offer abundant amounts of food, pleasure, medicine, and opportunities for greater self-sufficiency.
Each ecological garden is itself a unique living ecosystem, formed from the collective wisdom of permaculture, indigenous cultures, organic farmers, and restorative ecology.
John Paul Learn is a certified Permaculture Designer and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor. He spends his time as a holistic cook, herbalist, naturalist, home gardener, yoga and meditation practitioner and instructor and interweaves these as a multidisciplinary approach to health, wellness, and a greater quality of life.
$10 suggested donation...nobody will be denied
Taking place at 77 Plymouth Rd., Staten Island, NY 10314