BERLIN URBAN PERMACULTURE WORKSHOP SERIES

Get Down, Get Dirty (GDGD)
Saturdays 
 14:00 ­ – 18:00
April 1

May 6
June 17
July 8
September 9
October 10

Workshop Leaders : Leonie & Pia
Location: GIDAK, Saarbrückerstrasse 24, Haus D, 1.OG, 10405 Berlin-Mitte
Price : €300
Language of instruction : English (with German translations where necessary)
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This in-depth, six-part series of half-day workshops covers the fundamentals of Urban Permaculture/Sustainable Organic Growing as the seasons unfold. We will cover crop planning, seeds, seedlings, composting, soil health, propagation by cuttings, creating a balanced garden, various vegetables, herbs, fruit, wild and edible flower crops, seed saving, four-season growing, harvesting, food processing, preservation and fermentation, and much more. In addition to acquiring solid gardening knowledges, we will be looking into where these fit in the current socio-political spectrum and concentrating on living lightly on the Earth.

We combine theory with getting dirty, so please wear appropriate clothing!

GDGD 1

Planning an Edible City Garden
Introduction to urban permaculture
Growing on your balcony, rooftop, windowsill or garden plot
Creating a Balanced Ecosystem
Sun, Moon, Temperature and Climate
The Basics about Herbs, Vegetables, Edibles Flowers, Berries
Four-Season Crop Planning

GDGD 2

Seeds, Seedlings and Plants
Implementing your Four-Season Crop Plan
Introduction to Plant Families
Sowing indoors and outdoors
Caring for Seedlings

GDGD 3

Composting and Building Healthy Soil
Learn to
analyze your soil
Compost Basics
Composting with Worms
Bokashi
Sheet Mulching, Lasagna Composting and Hügelkultur
Green manures

GDGD 4

Creating Balance in the Garden
Crop-by-Crop Care
Attracting Pollinators & Beneficial Insects
Controlling Pests & Diseases
Propagating Herbs

GDGD 5

Autumn & Winter Gardening
Seed Saving
Winter crops
Structures to Extend the Growing Season
Building Healthy Soil in the Winter

GDGD 6

Harvesting, Pickling & Preserving
Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Storage
Pickling, Preserving, Drying, Honeying and Fermentation (hands on)
Harvest Celebration!