20160529 Permaculture Gardening


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Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 12:00-2:00pm

Permaculture is a philosophy that encourages working with our natural environment instead of against it. For example, permaculture suggests grouping certain plants together in a mutually beneficial way (sometimes known as companion planting) instead of row planting. Permaculture can be similar to indigenous planting practices; as we know, First Nations groups here in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territories, are a wealth of knowledge in terms of growing food and medicine.

Instructor Kim Del Valle Garcia will go over practical applications of this way of thinking. In this class, she will demonstrate how you can introduce the 12 principles of permaculture in your garden this season!

Instructor Bio:

Kim Del Valle Garcia is a community educator, permaculture designer and food sovereignty activist born in the traditional unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples including the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations; otherwise known as Vancouver, BC. Her work operates in the intersections between environmental systems, food systems, and social justice. She holds an honours BSc in Environmental Sciences during which she conducted a 2 year study on biological pest management using native kestrel falcon populations to deter starlings populations in various farms throughout the Fraser Valley and Washington State. This lead to a keen interest in falconry and the avian species in general, which she now fulfils with her flock of urban chickens.

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