Watch the video and see what a little bit of courage and innovation can do in the desert. Barbados is not the desert… what could the same agricultural courage and innovation do in Barbados?
As the video proclaims… “You can fix all the world’s problems in a garden. You can solve them all.”
I believe that statement is true…
Permaculture: Sustainable development and sustainable human habitat
Hello to all Friends of the Future Centre Trust,
The FCT’s Little Edgehill site, is about to receive a garden transformation and we need your volunteer help.
Recently, the FCT, has had the pleasure of working with Ms. Lorraine Ciarallo of Canada. Lorraine, is a Permaculture Designer, Consultant & Educator and obtained her Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) in 2009 and in December 2011, completed the Permaculture Internship Program at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia
This intensive program followed Bill Mollison’s “Permaculture A Designers’ Manual” which covered Concept Themes in Design, Trees and Their Energy Transactions, Water, Soils, The Humid Tropics and has trained Lorraine, to build garden design systems that are fool proof.
Lorraine will be volunteering her time at the Hudson Permaculture Garden for the next month and sharing permaculture knowledge with us. We begin on Saturday, April 7th and we hope, you will join us for an inspiring morning. Lorraine, will improve the garden design, provide productive tips on how to improve the ecological soil biology in a garden, and will explain how to grow highly dense nutritious food for you and your family.
Permaculture, was founded by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the early 1970’s. Geoff Lawton, Lorraine’s teacher, is the founder and managing director of PRI Australia and a direct student of Mr. Mollison. In the video above, Geoff, demonstrates his teaching expertise by implementing the use of permaculture ethics and principals on the most arid land of Jordan. “Greening The Desert” Parts 1 and 2 can be viewed here http://permaculture.org.au/2007/03/01/greening-the-desert-now-on-youtube/
The Research Institute has thousands of qualified members http://www.globalpermaculture.org and they are encouraged to venture out globally and set up PRI demonstration sites so that people of all nations have an example of how to design for success no matter the land size and no matter the climatic condition. Permaculture ethics and principals provide a means and an opportunity to learn about simple and proven techniques that rejuvenate the land. Yes, it’s about growing nutritious food, but it’s also, about growing soil too! Once a system is put into place, little input is required, yet maximum output is provided.
Join us on Saturday the 7th of April in the Little Edgehill garden from 7:30 am to 11:00 am. We need your help to get the FCT garden back up and running and your help to create a demonstration site for local Barbadians to experience and learn from.
Following 11:00 am, we will have a permaculture presentation. Please bring cutlass (if you have one), water, snack, hat, sunblock and friends to share the work load.
For more information please contact Lani at 836-6189.