Backyard Vegetable Gardens and Permaculture

Date & Time
July 23, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Backyard Vegetable Gardens and Permaculture

Maybe you’ve designed your home vegetable garden, but you don’t like the way it’s organized. Maybe you really want to design a garden, but you don’t know where to start and what principles to guide you. Fear not, permaculture is here to help!
Permaculture is a set of social and agricultural design principles that will give you the tools to transform your garden space. You will leave the class with a basic design that you’ve created for your garden, home, office, school, or any other space, based on the patterns and tools of permaculture taught in the class!
Tickets are $20 for this workshop. Participants are invited to eat lunch on the farm and stay for the afternoon farm tour and volunteer work day!

Rachel Economy

Rachel Economy is a passionate permaculture educator and practitioner. She has studied, practiced, and taught ecological gardening, sustainable farming, and permaculture practices in urban and rural environments across the country for almost a decade. Rachel has learned with esteemed permaculturalists such as Toby Hemenway, Grace Oedel, Pandora Thomas, and Lisa DePiano. Rachel also teaches social permaculture, helping people re-write the stories that create human and ecological systems, with an eye to justice and resilience. She is currently completing her masters in Social Innovation and Sustainability, is a poet and essayist, and she loves working with her hands in the soil and her voice in conversation with others.