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Terganic Permaculture Garden Farm

Permaculture Garden Design Workshop

Join us on a Saturday getaway event, as we take you into the world of Permaculture, and introduces you to new ways of looking at the world. For anyone interested in learning regenerative systems, and how we can adapt to all interconnected systems that consists our lifestyles, and create abundance.

Permaculture Garden Design Workshop
Permaculture Garden Design Workshop

Time & Location

Dec 10, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Terganic Permaculture Garden Farm, B28 Coastal Road, Anse Bambous, La Meule Permaculture Ecovillage, Bambous Virieux, Mauritius

About The Workshop

Our team at La Meule Ecovillage welcomes you to Bambou Virieux for 2 intensive days of training in permaculture. 

These magnificent farms that forms an integral part of the Ecovillage has been managed by Thierry, Olivier and Anaïs Guimbeau since 2015. It is the first Ecovillage type of farms in Mauritius, designed entirely with permaculture design methods.  Here, people and nature live in harmony ...

This training covers the first part of the full course of the PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate). 

We will mainly present you:

● The definition and history of permaculture, as well as ethical principles, design principles, and the design of natural regenerative and ecological systems towards ecological rehabilitation and self-sufficiency.

● Observation in real conditions of the different elements that constitute ecosystems and their interactions, in addition to providing you with ideas that you could immediately experience at home and in your permaculture oasis, with regard to sustainability, recycling, waste disposal, water management, and energy.

● Garden planning with permaculture zones and sectors, and design your ecosystem and your “lifestyle” in permaculture, at home, and in your communities, towards a better adaptation to the challenges of our society, and of climate change.

● How we can adapt and use biomimicry to all the systems that make up your home lifestyle..

● As well as, introduce you to soil fertility, the creation of biointensive vegetable gardens requiring little maintenance, and creating abundance. The spread of herbs, perennials. Creation of edible forests “Food Forests”. The conservation of seeds, and of our food.

● And finally… show you how to connect to the permaculture movement in the world, and discover the opportunities offered by the development of permaculture towards a new economy for the world of tomorrow, in Mauritius, and in the world (Business  , job creation, activities, etc.).

This workshopis part of many other short courses that makes up to the 72 hours) of the PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate).  Students who take this workshop can then add up our other coming complementary courses that will in the end give you a solid foundation in ethics and principles of permaculture.

Day Schedule :

  • 9h00 : Check-in
  • 9h30-10h15 : Teacher and Group Presentation
  • 10h15-11h00 : Definition of Permaculture and design principles
  • 11h00-11h15 : Coffee Break.
  • 11h15-12h30 : Design methods, zoning and sectors, from dreams to site management.
  • 12h30-1h30 : Lunch Break
  • 1h30-2h30 : La Meule guided tour : its design and implementation in real life.
  • 2h30-2h45 : Cofee Break
  • 2h45-4h30 : The "flower" of permaculture, Self-sufficiency, and it's different ecological systems.

Drinks and finger snacks will be available at the bar as from 4:30 pm at affordable prices.

Camping facilities can be arranged on site for the night before, and during the course.

Diner for campers at an extra cost of Rs 650. per night (Bring your own camping equipments).

⚠️ This permaculture garden design workshop does not include gardening practices, for that, see our training workshops dedicated to it. Workshops are French spoken but we can arrange English courses for a minimum group of 5 participants on week days. You can send us your requests via our contact page.

● Lunch :

Enjoy Lunch at our Ecovillage Table D'hôtes, and have a farm-to-table experience with Olivier & Anaïs as they will be most happy to introduce you there own experience and philosophies of a resilient lifestyle in connection with the natural ecosystems of their own farm gardens. Lunch includes:

  • A Welcoming homemade Juice
  • A Buffet lunch (Veg/Non-Veg)
  • A Dessert
  • And Coffee/Herbal Tea

● Outfit :

Plan a casual outfit to go to the gardens with ease. Boots, hats, and gardening gloves would also be recommended on the farm, as well as sunscreen, and a mosquitoe repellent.

● Accomodation Options :

  • For people who wish to stay on-site over the weekend, accommodation is camping style on our camp ground.
  • There is one powered container cabin family dormitory glamping style available at La Petite Ferme within our Ecovillage (to be booked for a fee). Contact Olivier on Whatsapp number: ☎ 5963 3495.

● Course location :

Terganic Permaculture Garden Farm forms an integral part of La Meule Permaculture Ecovillage.

Located near Bambou Virieux, this 5 acres magnificent farm has been created from bare ground and managed since 2015 as part of La Meule Ecovillage. It is the first ecovillage farm of its kind in Mauritius designed entirely with the permaculture design methods, where people and nature live in harmony. La Meule Ecovillage is a unique place of 27 acres including energy-independent dwellings, cultivation areas, ponds, enclosures for animals, and much more. The valley of Anse Bambous is a place of permaculture and agroecological experimentation and development of green agro-tourism. Please respect the place and its inhabitants.

● Access to the farm :

Please note that we have about 1 km of agricultural road (chemin cane) before reaching the farm. If you have a very low height car, please arrange accordingly. SUVs, 2x4 and 4x4 would be more appropriate.

● The Training will be animated by: 

Thierry Guimbeau, our farm manager and resident teacher: Born in Mauritius.  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, Zaytuna Farm, Australia. His Training included the following:

  • A Biointensive Gardening Course (by Kay Baxter),
  • A Seed Saving Course,(by Kay Baxter)
  • A Compost Soil Biology & Natural Fertilizer Course (by Paul Taylor),
  • A Permaculture Urban Landscape Design Course (by Geoff Lawton/Nick Huggins),
  • A Permaculture Earthworks Course (by Geoff Lawton),
  • A Permaculture Project Aid Works Course (by Geoff Lawton),and
  • A Permaculture Teacher Training Course (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.

Tickets

  • Day Workshop

    Price includes the workshop, with tea breaks, and lunch at our table d'hotes (Our farm plat du jour with a vegetarian option is available).

    MUR 2,400.00
  • Friday Camping (Optional)

    Camping facilities includes your diner and breakfast, 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.

    MUR 1,200.00
  • Saturday Camping (Optional)

    Camping facilities includes your diner and breakfast, 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.

    MUR 1,200.00

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