Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Arboretum offers Permaculture class Sunday

Introduction to Permaculture
Sunday, February 27th
Caitlin Bergman, Instructor

$25 Arboretum members / $28 non-members
Please call 626.821.4623 to reserve your place or email

Create a layered food forest in your own backyard by working with nature, not against it. Discover a growing revolution in sustainable gardening where overlooked materials become free resources, yields increase, work is minimized, and the mutual support between people and the local environment is restored. Participants will gain an understanding of the basic concepts in permaculture. Ecological solutions such as composting in place and soil-contouring to conveniently replenish nutrients and reduce irrigation will be covered.

We'll also do some hands-on permaculture gardening as we tour the Permasphere and learn the ins and outs of the fascinating practices and easy annual maintenance involved in this kind of garden. Be sure to bring water, gloves, and a hat!

For more information:

• Caitlin is a Certified Permaculture Designer & Educator, holds a degree in Botany, and is a Soil Foodweb Advisor. She has also served as the Arboretum’s Permaculture Garden Curator.

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007-2697
Phone: 626.821.4624

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