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Introduction to Permaculture Design

Sunday, July 15, 2018

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

This event repeats every week on Sunday between 6/3/2018 and 7/29/2018.

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This is an introduction overview to Oregon State University's (OSU) "Introduction  to Permaculture Design", a free online long distance learning college course. After this workshop you will be fully familiarized with the fundamental concepts and have hands on practice before taking the full introduction curriculum online. We will provide all study and learning materials to prepare you for OSU's Course taught by Andrew Millison.

In this introduction we will explain what defines permaculture designs basics, including its ethics based philosophies and principles, and how  permaculture uses nature as a guide to learn from and inform its decision making matrix.

After the morning class, we will rework Genesis into its transition period towards permaculture by:

  • Addressing its needs
  • Developing soil systems 
  • Different composting practices 
  • Water harvesting and irrigation 
  • Bio-remediation while applying permaculture principles to each task in the garden on an ongoing basis each week and throughout the year

Please pack a lunch if you wish or a bodega and a supermarket are nearby.

For more information on this event, please contact Bicycle Joe Tomasello by phone at (929) 331-0064 or email at


Genesis Community Garden
1183 Franklin Avenue, Bronx, NY, Bronx
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(929) 331-0064

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