This week’s online lockdown gardening workshop focused on permaculture design and principles you could apply to create a productive and nature-friendly food forest in your backyard.
Carole Egner is a Permaculture practitioner, teacher and research scientist. She lives in Aberdour with her husband and son where she is currently developing a 5 acre Permaculture demonstration site, including a market garden, forest garden and ecological research centre. She gave us a whirlwind primer on permaculture – an increasingly poopular innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living and growing.
Future permaculture workshops:
- PLANT is planning a longer face-to-face workshop with Carole at Tayport Community Garden, once lockdown is lifted. Keep an eye out on our website.
- Carole is running a full Permaculture Design Course starting September 2020
- Video tours of Scottish backyard food forests:
- We have a collection of permaculture books in our library, please get in touch if you’d like to borrow anything.
- Soil foodweb, Dr Elaine Ingham
- Amazing Carbon, Dr Christine Jones
- Martin Crawford Perennial veg and forest gardens
- Charles Dowding, no dig gardening
This workshop series is an informal collaboration between a number of local community food growers in response to increased demand for growing advice under covid-15 lockdown, including Edible Campus (Transition University St Andrews), Yellow Wellies Garden, Strathkinness Community Garden, Ninewells Community Garden, PLANT’s Tayport Community Garden. We would welcome any other contributors, please get in touch with Kaska on firstname.lastname@example.org.