Permaculture, a design system for sustainable living.



Date: Thursday 21 November 2019

Time: 9am - 4pm

Venue: Goodman Building, Adelaide Botanic Garden (enter from Hackney Road)

Tickets: $180 per person inc GST (small booking fee applies if purchased online - for phone bookings, call 08 8222 9311).

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Permaculture can be defined as a design system for sustainable living. It considers the patterns and relationships observed in nature; landscape, plant systems, flora and fauna, and the inter-relationships between them. Permaculture imitates natural systems to provide a healthy and maintainable life style, yield bumper crops, recycled waste and low energy use housing.

This one day intensive workshop will introduce you to the underlying ethics, domains and principles which govern this design philosophy.

Permaculture practice and thinking can provide you with a strong ‘recipe’ of checks and balances to guide you through various aspects of living sustainably, from urban food production to using our built environments sustainably.

Bill Mollison – the founder of Permaculture - built a base of 10 design principles. David Holmgren, the co-founder, works with 12 principles.
Together, we explore these principles and begin to consider how you can use them to create a more satisfying and resilient lifestyle.

This information-packed course is suitable for home gardeners, professional horticultural staff and anyone interested in living sustainably in a changing climate.

Collaborative delivery approach
The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia is proud to deliver a suite of courses in collaboration with Footprint Ink.

Footprint Ink are a passionate team of award-winning professionals with unique and transdisciplinary expertise. With experience in landscape architecture, design, education, community engagement and the arts, Footprint Ink works with a soft ecological footprint, offering long term solutions with minimal impact on resources and maximum benefit for all.

Presenter: Pam Gurner-Hall
Pam is a renowned plants-woman having won many awards for her landscape designs. She has been delighting her clients over a long career with detailed planting plans that evolve and adapt over-time, continuing to inspire as they age gracefully. Pam has been an educator in horticulture and allied areas of design for 20 years, with strong industry networks. Pam has been a proprietor of a number of horticultural businesses: Fireworks Nursery; Plant Pedlar; Handorf Country Garden; Pam Gurner-Hall Garden Consultation and Design.

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