Story by Tasmanian ACFCGN committee member, Jo Dean — October 2018
West Launceston Primary School Community Garden hosted an Introduction to Permaculture Course during September for the Afghan Hazara Community.
The garden is a living example of Permaculture princples, with growing beds designed on a swale system, slowing the movement of water as it moves down the slope for maximum watering benefit. This is just one of the wonderful features of this site!
Participants explored the influence of the season on aspect and sunshine on garden growth and ways to design and draft proof your home to ensure a snug and warm indoor environment.
Lot’s of fun learning, and all went home with an understanding of green manuring, composting, caring for worm farms, making and maintaining a portable wicking bed and what to grow in spring.
We look forward to sharing tasty bolani made from the flavoursome and bountiful vegies from the backyards of this urban farming team.