Last friday we hosted a workshop on the basics of permaculture. Fi facilitated the first part of the workshop where she presented us the definition of permaculture and the 3 pillars the principles of permaculture are based on: Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share, before digging into the principles. After going over the principles, we got some definitions that we had to match with the right principle and we were asked to think about examples that could relate to them.
In the second part of the workshop, Era introduced permaculture design and observation. We did some exercises to learn to tune into our senses in order to observe the garden and the environment around us. This was followed by some questions and a closing circle.
This workshop was a very good introduction to permaculture, giving us a better understanding of why we do the things we do, the way we do them in our garden but also bringing in a bigger picture of what permaculture is beyond a gardening method.
This workshop really sparked everyone’s curiosity and interest in the topic, opening the way to other workshops in the future, digging deeper into specific principles.