Urban Permaculture – Workshop Recap

Garima Goel
October 29, 2021

Last Saturday 23rd October 21 was time well spent by participants of the Urban Permaculture workshop, organized by Organo Et School, at Slow Down Place, a simple place with ½ acre of vegetable garden, to grow its own produce.

Urban Permaculture workshop covers the 3 ethics and its principles. It was an enriching experience to learn from our certified Permaculture teachers, Uma Iyer and Apoorva Gautam. There is a lot of background work that is put in by Uma and Apoorva in explaining application of Permaculture principles into our day-to-day life.

The design methods are based on the Zones and Sector analysis. Participants comprehended their understanding of 12 permaculture design principles by categorizing them under the 3 Ethics.

A diversity of ages from 58 to 12 years amongst the audience brought in a lot of energy to the group. All 12 of them came together to learn, how should the elements be placed as per zones & sectors analysis over a conversation, during the refreshments break.

Session resumed after a short Tea, coffee & Sandwich break which brought in the needed energy to this group.

Participants learnt home composting by a live demonstration given by Apoorva. She used the restaurant kitchen waste with dry leaves and soil to show how to make a composting pit.

The experts had a remarkably interesting method of explaining the importance of seeds to the budding Permaculturists. They were shown around 20 distinct types of vegetable seeds, carefully preserved, and displayed by our experts. The seeds were put on display for the purpose of identification and description, by each participant. This made participants understand the importance of seed saving as a permaculturist.

The session was concluded by covering an important topic of sowing methods for seeds in urban settings and growing them well in the gardens. Of course, the plant care forms an integral part of this urban permaculture exercise; thus, it was discussed in detail as well.

About Organo Et School (OES)

We recognize that for any positive impact to be sustainable, it must be long-term and inter-generational. Organo Et School strives to create an apt learning environment that will support and empower families as well as individuals to embrace sustainable living mindsets and habits.

Organo Et School is a learning initiative set up by Organo in 2017 and has been facilitating field visits and workshops for Schools and Interest Groups. Organo Et School has had over 25+ schools, 6000+ students and 2500+ adults participate over the last 4 years.

We believe in connecting children & adults with nature.

Please send your queries to us at oes@organo.co.in and by phone 9154100775 today

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