Registration is now open for our Sunday, February 7th Introduction to Permaculture Workshop

Register now to secure your spot.

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Sorry folks, we’d hoped to set up online registration for the workshop but that didn’t work this time round. To register here’s what you do:

  •  Email us at info@permasask.ca and tell us you intend to attend.
  •  Mail your payment ($70 if you are a Permaculture Saskatchewan member/$80 if you’re not) to:

Intro to Permaculture, c/o PO Box 499, Aberdeen SK, S0A 0A0

  • Make cheques payable to Permaculture Sask.
  • You can download a registration form to send in with your payment by click on: Workshop Registration Form

Spaces are limited so please register soon.  Hope to see you there.

Workshop Details:

Date: Sunday February 7, 2015

Place: Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre – 202 Avenue C South, Saskatoon

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis Introduction to Permaculture Workshop is a great place to both start and deepen your knowledge of permaculture.

The day will begin at 9:00 AM and go until about 5:00 PM, with a few breaks during the day, including lunch (which is not included but there are plenty of places to go nearby and there is a small kitchen in the training facility).

As part of the training, you will have an opportunity to do some design on your own yard, so bring along rough measurements and an idea of your sun exposure and yard slope. If you do not have a yard, or like your yard as it is, you’ll be able to join up with someone else to help them with a design.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACost is $70 for Permaculture Saskatchewan members/$80 for non-members.

Questions – email: info@permasask.ca

 

 

Film Screening – Thursday February 4 & Introduction to Permaculture Workshop – Sunday, February 7, 2016

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Everyone is welcome to a free screening of the film Inhabit at the Frances Morrison Central Library – 311 – 23rd Street East in Saskatoon on Thursday February 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Inhabit explores the many environmental and agricultural issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called permaculture. Permaculture is a design lens that uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.

Learn more about permaculture at a one-day Introduction to Permaculture Workshop on Sunday, February 7 at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre – 202 Avenue C South from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

This Introduction to Permaculture Workshop is a great place to both start and deepen your knowledge of permaculture.

The day will begin at 9:00 AM and go until about 5:00 PM, with a few breaks during the day, including lunch (which is not included but there are plenty of places to go nearby and there is a small kitchen in the training facility).

As part of the training, you will have an opportunity to do some design on your own yard, so bring along rough measurements and an idea of your sun exposure and yard slope. If you do not have a yard, or like your yard as it is, you’ll be able to join up with someone else to help them with a design.

Cost is $70 for Permaculture Saskatchewan members/$80 for non-members.

Online registration will open via Picatic very soon. We will send a special email notification to those on our mailing list and post to our website and Facebook when it is ready. Questions? Email info@permasask.ca

 

Permaculture Saskatchewan December Gathering – Sunday December 6, 2015

Soilstice Potluck Brunch

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Sunday December 6

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre – upstairs

202 Avenue C South

Join us as we celebrate World Soil Day, the International Year of Soils, and the upcoming Winter Solstice – all in one festive event.

- Bring some food to share.
– Take part in our compost exchange. Bring a cup of compost (or soil) from your garden (festively packaged in environmentally friendly wrapping like a bag, cloth, newspaper.
– Join in a “Soil Game” conjured up by PermaSask members Sue Lutkin and Michelle Hubbard.

Doors open at 9:30 am. We’ll eat around 10:00. After we eat we will exchange compost and play a “Soil Game.”

Everyone welcome.

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world soil dayUnder the leadership of the Kingdom of Thailand and within the framework of the “Global Soil Partnership”, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has supported the formal establishment of the World Soil Day as a global awareness raising platform. The FAO Conference, in June 2013, unanimously endorsed World Soil Day and requested official adoption at the 68th UN General Assembly.

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The 68th UN General Assembly also declared 2015 the International Year of Soils.

The win15923695-concentric-decorative-winter-mandalater solstice is an astronomical phenomenon marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year, after which the days gradually begin to lengthen.  Throughout the world and through the ages people have celebrated the return of the light at this time.   This year the Winter Solstice occurs on December 22 at 9:48 pm CST.