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Organic Vegetable Gardening from Lawn to Lettuce
This workshop runs from 9:30am - 2:30am over two consecutive days.
The class will be a mixture of theory and hands on practical application, with the opportunity to gain personal consultation on your soil and your site with Paul Willet.
Paul Willett first became involved with permaculture in the early 1990's being a member of Noosa Permaculture and a trainer at the Caloundra City Farm. Paul has completed two Permaculture Design Certificates and a dynamic facilitator’s course with Robyn Clayfield. In 1998 Paul moved to Gladstone to teach permaculture and organic farming to at risk teenagers where he managed and developed a 100+ acre mixed orchard. In 2002 Paul moved to New Zealand establishing his own property with orchards,, animals and market gardens. Later in 2008 Paul went to work as a gardener at Blanket Bay one of the top luxury lodges in New Zealand. During this time Paul was also the caretaker of Greenstone Station a 22,000 hectare high country cattle, deer and sheep station. Paul has recently returned from living and working the island of Koh Mak in Thailand where he coordinated a volunteer program growing organic vegetables for the Ao Kao resort. The success of this project led to Paul going on to designing and implementing a permaculture landscape for a new 16 bungalo resort on the island. Currently Paul is a permaculture consultant and gardener at Maleny Markets; he also runs a 50 acre property in Glenview.
- Site Selection
- Garden Bed preparation
- This course will give you a hands on grounding in the basics of organic gardening with an emphasis on low maintenance permaculture techniques.
- Pen and paper, soil sample. Photos, maps or a drawing of your property (with North indicated).
Hat, outdoor shoes and gloves.