Sat, Sep 24|
Terganic Permaculture Garden Farm
Biointensive Organic Gardening Course
A gardening experience, rich in nutrients, in a regenerative way, beyond sustainability and the so-called "organic" standards, by producing abundance on a small area. With nature as a guide, the garden becomes a sanctuary, an artistic expression, a healing force for the earth, and much more.
Time & Location
Sep 24, 2022, 8:00 AM GMT+4 – Sep 25, 2022, 4:30 PM GMT+4
Terganic Permaculture Garden Farm, B28 Coastal Road Anse Bambous, La Meule Permaculture Ecovillage, Bambous Virieux, Mauritius
About The Workshop
This 2 days course focus on Permaculture concepts, teaching you the techniques, to get you started with organic vegetables year round. From urban gardens to rural farms, this workshop teaches you how to grow more vegetables in less space than you ever imagined.
Design strategies will give you an inspiring insight into how permaculture can redesign your thinking, our future, and our gardens. The course is partly practical and theoretical. There are many tasks that need to be done to ensure that at Terganic we have an abundance of fresh organic produce, and these tasks will form the basis of our experimental learning.
Key course topics will include:
● Soil Structure and Remediation:
Learn about the structure and technologies of the soil food web. Learn the secrets of making compost and other soil amendments. Apply green manure techniques and Bio-fertilizers, to keep your garden healthy and fertile.
● Cultivation Methods:
Learn about the “No Dig,” “Double Digging,” and “Biointensive” gardening techniques, among others, that can help you create extraordinarily healthy and productive gardens, even if you start from damaged soils or an overgrown neglected plot!
● Integrated Pest Control:
The ecological garden aims to accommodate a diverse range of plants, animals, and insects, mimicking a natural ecosystem to provide services such as pest control and pollination. Learn how to create habitats that attract beneficial insects. Identify the root causes of potential disease and pest problems to create a harmoniously integrated edible ecosystem.
● Garden Planning:
Apply the science of permaculture design to map, plan and organize all elements of your garden to maximize efficiency and productivity. No matter the size of your garden, permaculture can help you get the most out of it, in terms of production, energy efficiency, economy, and pleasure.
Day 1 Schedule :
- 8h00: Check in and breakfast.
- 9h00-10h15: Presentation / Permaculture Principles.
- 10:15-10:30: Coffee break
- 10h30-12h00: The structure and life of the soil food web.
- 12:00-1:00: Lunch
- 1h00-2h30: Compost Practical session.
- 2h30-2h45: Coffee break
- 2h45-4h30: Cultivation methods.
Day 2 Schedule:
- 8h00: Check in and breakfast
- 9h00-10h15: Ecosystem and Integrated Pest Control
- 10:15-10:30: Coffee break
- 10h30-12h00: Practical Session:The “Double Digging” method.
- 12:00-1:00: Lunch
- 1h00-2h15: Practical Session: Guided Tour.
- 2h15-2h30: Coffee break
- 2h30-4h30: Garden Planning, and Food Forestry.
⚠️Courses are French spoken, but English courses for a minimum group of 10 participants can be organised. Send us your request and we will add you on the waiting list.
● Lunch :
Enjoy Lunch at our Ecovillage Table D'hôtes, with Olivier & Anaïs as they will be most happy to introduce you there own experience of a resilient lifestyle. Lunch includes:
- Welcoming homemade Juice
- Buffet lunch (Veg/Non-Veg)
- Coffee/Herbal Tea
● Accomodation Options :
For people who wish to stay on the farm, accommodation is camping style at Rs 800 including diner. Hot shower, wifi, and access to bar lounge. There is one "camptainer" dormitory style cabin lodge available at La Petite Ferme within our Ecovillage. Contact Olivier for booking on whatsapp number: ☎ 5963 3495. Other accommodation facilities are also available in the region.
● Course location :
Terganic Permaculture Garden Farm forms an integral part of La Meule Permaculture Ecovillage, located near Bambous Virieux. It is the first ecovillage farm of its kind in Mauritius designed entirely with the permaculture design methods.
● The Training will be animated by :
Thierry Guimbeau, our farm manager and resident teacher: Thierry is certified in permaculture by Geoff Lawton (A world reference in the permaculture movement). Thierry completed his training in 2012 with a PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate), followed by a 2-month Internship at the Permaculture Research Institute, Australia. His Training included the following:
- Biointensive Gardening (by Kay Baxter),
- Seed Saving,(by Kay Baxter)
- Soil Biology & Natural Fertilizers (by Paul Taylor),
- Urban Permaculture (Geoff Lawton/Nick Huggins),
- Permaculture Earthworks (by Geoff Lawton),
- Permaculture Aid Works (by Geoff Lawton),
- Permaculture Teacher Training (by Geoff Lawton).
In addition to his teaching, Thierry also practices consulting and design services in permaculture. He is a co-founder of La Meule Ecovillage and and founder/manager at Terganic Permaculture.
● Rates are as follows:
- The course at Rs 4,200 ( including 2 lunch meals)
- Optional camping with Diner at Rs 800
2 Days Course & Lunch
Price includes the Course, with 2 tea and coffee breaks, your Saturday and Sunday lunch, plus your attendance Certificate.
Friday Camping (Optional)
Participants who wants to camp onsite can come as from 4pm on Friday (The night before the course). Camping facilities includes: Diner, access to common toilets & hot shower, Wi-Fi access, and access to common lounge. Bar will be open as from 4pm. Campers must bring their own camping equipment and beddings.
Saturday Camping (Optional)
Camping facilities includes your diner, access to common toilets and a hot shower, Wi-Fi access, and access to common lounge. Bar will be open as from 4pm. Campers must bring their own camping equipment and beddings. Course participants who have arranged their accommodation outside the farm can still reserve their place and stay for dinner.