Kangaroots-Permaculture dedicate its competence and experience in permaculture design, consultation and teaching to the development and sharing of knowledge of permaculture design principles and techniques. Empowering clients and students, to strengthen community, from concept to practice, through implementation of stable and productive ecological systems.
It is not knowledge and technology that are missing for living harmoniously on earth, but some thougthful applications of these. Abundance is a choice, permaculture allows it, and it’s by design that we get there.
Types of workshops given by Kangaroots-permaculture:
- PERMACULTURE EARTHWORKS 1 day - Theory and practice workshop
If the techniques used in permaculture earthworks remain conventional, they are in effect different, in that they are, above all, concentrating on some specific and appropriate design strategies ; focusing upon the harvesting, conservation and usage of a particular site’s hydrologie. (water run off and rain water) The result of the implementation of some of those structures are many
For example : - The slowing-down and/or cessation of top soil erosion - Creation of top soil, stabilisation of land (time/space) - Passive and constant rehydration of the landscape - Harvesting and usage of water run off and rain water - Biological water filtration - Spring creation - Hydrological distribution and passive irrigation system - Creation of farm’s water management - Plantation and culture’s support system - Creation of microclimates - Biotops’s support - Active support of food forest - Aquiferes’s recharger - And more…
Those structures are then truly the foundation, or « plumbing » system of a site, supporting and allowing productive and stable ecosystemic agriculture, for the long- term. Permaculture earthworks focuses on water, one of the design priorities.
The program of this workshop :
Theory includes : - Introduction to « acces » ; strategic design on creation and placement of - Introduction to « gabion » ; types, techniques, strategies and results of - Introduction to « swales » ; types, techniques, strategies and results, plantation and maintenance of - Introduction to « dams » ; types, techniques, strategies and results, plantation and maintenance of
Practice includes : - Initiation to earthworks field survey
- PERMACULTURE EARTHWORKS Conferences and powerpoint presentations (3h.)
- INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE 2 day intensive of permaculture theory
A journey into the many dimensions of permaculture. An introduction to the certificate teaching curriculum from the Australian Permaculture Research Institute. Fill yourself with information about the only design science which integrates sciences and ethics, for the benefit of man and his environment. Providing for : - His livelihood, his energetic needs, his waste and resources and habitat. - The state of his soil, the diversity and stability of his environment and it’s micro/macro/mega fauna. - The stabilising and regenerating of land. - Reforestation. - Carbon agriculture. - Healthy and long lasting agro- ecology. - Social networks and community. - Education. - Equal and fair distibution of surplus, resources and information. - Sustainable living. - Aquaculture. - And much much more….
Abundance is a choice Permaculture allows for it And it’s by design that we achieve it (Note : To ensure students receive an overview of all that the subject of permaculture encompasses, and to preserve the integrity of the teaching of the Australian Permaculture Institute, the program of the permaculture intro course presents the 14 chapters of Bill Mollison’s Designer’s manual (it being the guide-lines of permaculture education.)
- NO-DIG GARDEN 1 day - Theory and practice workshop
An initiation into the theory and practice of different techniques and strategies of organic, no-dig raised bed gardens.
The theory includes : - Principles of « Contour » - Sun traps - Edge effect - Soil (chemistry, physics, biology) - Compost - Characteristics of a natural ecosystem - Yield, niches (time, space) - Ecological pest management - … and much more
The practical includes : - Preparing the area of cultivation - Creating paths on contour - The making of raised garden beds - The transformation of a conventional veggie patch into a fertile and long lasting ecosystemic garden.
The no-dig garden is the veggie garden of permaculture, because it provides long lasting cultivation whilst simutaneously conserving and recreating it’s soil and fertility exponentially over time. The system being in effect more and more stable and fertile from one cultivation to the next. To be sustainable, a cultivated system must not only preserve, but also replace or increase the quantity and quality of it’s soil.
- COMPOST 1 day - Theory and practice workshop
- Introduction to soil (chemistry, physics, biology) - Introduction to worm farming - Introduction to the biological functions on divers organic material through active/passive composting processes - Introduction to « actively aerated compost teas » - Practical and collective work for the preparation and creation of an active « 3 week compost » This one will take only 3 weeks to become a rich humus and fertile soil. (That is if all the requirements have being fulfilled.)