Introduction to Permaculture (Sustainable Design Series #1)


Permaculture, derived from “Permanent Agriculture”, is a system of sustainable growing that mimics and draws from Nature, creating a self sufficient farm or garden that can thrive without harming the planet. It includes consideration for people and the planet and acknowledges that beneficial plants are not just those that we harvest to eat. By making multifunctional decisions whenever possible and using the zone system to place key features in the best possible place, permaculture works harmoniously with Nature and saves the grower work! Come explore the basics of permaculture with an experienced grower, and try your hand at permaculture design. Participants will take home some interesting new ideas that they can apply to their own garden design and maintenance, including thorough handouts.

This workshop belongs to a two-part “Sustainable Design” series we are offering with instructor Sarah Orlowski. Sign up for both workshops at checkout and receive 15% off!

About the Instructor

Sarah Orlowski has her Permaculture Design Certificate and is also a Master Herbalist. With her husband, she co-runs a permaculture orchard and medicinal herb farm in Grand Forks, BC, where she makes herbal remedies & trains student apprentices. Their organic farm is certified with Kootenay Mountain Grown. She has a private clinical practice, where she gives health consultations and treatments. An experienced instructor, Sarah believes that growing in accordance with Nature will be the sustainable way of the future.

Date and Time

Sunday, July 22 | 9 am – 12 pm (3 hours)


UBC Farm | 3461 Ross Dr.


$39 ($32 student pricing) + GST

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