Now’s the time to take a permaculture course

August 24, 2010 at 12:55 pm 1 comment

Permaculture Series Part 1
Intro to Permaculture Class- Saturday, September 18, 1-3pm

Permaculture is a method of organic gardening that encourages working with the local environment to create a truly sustainable garden. By implementing biosystems, permaculture gardens provide for their own needs and recycle their own waste. Planting species work with the surrounding ecosystem to produce high yields and help neighboring plants thrive – without the use of chemical fertilizers since the soil will nourish itself.

Permaculturist Robert Segundo will teach sustainable practices and their implementation in the Florida Landscape, with a focus on Florida micro-climates and the challenges of growing in Pinellas County. The course will take place on Saturday, September 18 from 1-3pm. Course fee is $35 per person or $100 for a four-course series, couple fee is $60 or $160 for the four-course series and students pay just $20 per course or $75 for four-part series. A portion of the proceeds benefit Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. For further information or a class schedule, visit www.FireofHope.org or 727-793-5766.

Location:Boyd Hill Nature Preserve (Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center)
1101 Country Club Way South
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Time – 1pm to 3:00pm

Cost – $35 per person course/$100 for 4-part series

Students $20 per course/$75 for 4-part series

Couples $60 per course/$160 for 4-part series

Permaculture Series Part 2

Gardening for Florida – Saturday, September 25, 1-3pm

Gardening in Florida has its challenges. Permaculturalist, Robert Segundo addresses these issues and offers solutions at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve during a two-hour course on homestead gardening, and the challenges of gardening in Florida. Seasoned and aspiring organic gardeners can learn to plan and plant their own in home garden. This one-of-a-kind provides resources and tips for effective gardening in this unique landscape. Organic gardening saves resources, provide food, reduce environmental stress from the agricultural industry, and keep communities together.

The course will take place on Saturday, September 25, 1-3pm. Course fee is $35 per person, students fee, $20 per student and $60 per couple. A portion of the proceeds benefit Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. For further information or a class schedule, visit www.FireofHope.org or 727-793-5766.

Location: Boyd Hill Nature Preserve (Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center)
1101 Country Club Way South
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Time – 1pm to 3:00pm

Cost – $35 per person

Students $20

Couples $60

Permaculture Series Part 3

Companion Planting and Natural Pest Control—October 2, 1-3pm

Overcome challenges of organic gardening in Florida. Join Certified Permculturist, Robert Segundo at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve for unique, two-hour course on successful planting and natural pest control. Attendees will receive expert guidance on companion plants that will attract pollinators and to deter harmful bugs. Utilizing natural methods to handle unwanted bugs without the use of chemical pesticides. The course will take place on Saturday, October 2, from 1-3pm. Course fee is $35 per person, student fee $20 per course, $60 per couple. A portion of the proceeds benefit Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. For further information or a class schedule, visit www.FireofHope.org or 727-793-5766.

Location: Boyd Hill Nature Preserve (Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center)
1101 Country Club Way South
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Time – 1pm to 3:00pm

Cost – $35 per person

Students $20

Couples $60

Permaculture Series Part 4

Proper Composting; Composting in Florida-Saturday, October 9, 1-3pm

Start your food forest, raised beds, or basic garden with organic nutrients. Composting helps to create a strong foundation in which your plants will flourish. Permaculturalist, Robert Segundo dispels composting myths and presents a variety of composting options for the Florida landscape. Attendees will learn proper composting methods for quality and safety. Composting is an integral part in remediation of waste and reusing of vital nutrients.

Topics to include: proper composting, composting manure and meat, creating a home compost, troubleshooting and the future of composting.

The course will take place on Saturday, October 9, from 1-3pm. Course fee is $35 per person. Student fee $20 per course and $60 per couple. A portion of the proceeds benefit Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. For further information or a class schedule, visit www.FireofHope.org or 727-793-5766.

Location:Boyd Hill Nature Preserve (Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center)
1101 Country Club Way South
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Time – 1pm to 3:00pm

Cost – $35 per person

Students $20

Couples $60

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  • 1. Becky  |  August 29, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    This is an outstanding series and Boyd Hill is a great cause to support.

    Reply

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