Food gardens & Ecology workshop

This looks like an interesting course:

This programme looks at issues and practices such as food sovereignty, horticulture, permaculture and ecological literacy together with some collective civic responses that are beginning to take place and which could provide a range of meaningful environmental actions.

The course will be of interest to the school teacher, community member, environmental educator, home gardener and anyone interested in a more sustainable and meaningful manner of living.
The following themes will be investigated:

  • Ecology & ecoliteracy: how nature works
  • Agriculture & environmental risk: the effects of farming on the environment
  • Horticulture & basic botany: how plants grow
  • Permaculture & principles of ecological design: some ways of growing food sustainably
  • Activism & education: gardens as places of learning

The workshop will be held at Entabeni Education Centre. The programme will include discussions, presentations and practical work sessions. Participants will be encouraged to share their own knowledge and experiences.

For bookings and information on logistics and accommodation: Adri Mari du Plessis (Entabeni Communications) Tel: 033 263 2441 entabeni@enviroed.co.za

Drakensburg 20-22 November 2009

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