Great gardens start with great soil. Healthy soil grows resilient plants that are resistant to pests, diseases and drought and can sequester carbon from our atmosphere. However, many farming and gardening practices are destructive to this resource.
Permaculture practices build new fertile soil, inches at a time. In this workshop, we'll talk about how to create, nurture and protect this amazing ecosystem with simple techniques such as sheet mulching and hugelkultur, and look at soil test results. We will then head outside to look at these techniques in action at various ages and stages of development. A small demonstration will conclude our time together.
COST: sliding scale of $10-30. A nonrefundable $5 deposit is required to secure your place in the class. You can pay here through paypal or send a check to: Seacoast Permaculture, 219 France Rd, Barrington NH 03825. If you need scholarship assistance to attend, please inquire with Amy.
PRESENTER: Amy Antonucci began growing food in 1995 on an organic farm and CSA in NH. She later became a certified permaculture designer and transitioned to homesteading. She now keeps bees, poultry, goats, plants and, most importantly, soil microbes, at Living Land Permaculture Homestead in Barrington, NH. She is the main organizer for the Seacoast NH Permaculture Group and was proud to be named NOFA-NH's Leading Gardener of 2017.