Annual Garden Design
The annual garden is the most intensive production space in a permaculture design. A wide variety of techniques and structures can be integrated - including chicken tractors, aquaponics, glasshouses, herbs, compost bins, worm farms, vegetables and small fruit trees.
Some common practices utilisied in the permaculture zone 1 garden explored in the course are: biointensive farming, no-dig gardening, sheet mulching and managing pests and fertility.
Some of the main topics are outlined below:
- Garden Design: Looking at the philosophy and application of permaculture in the home garden.
- Managing Practices: Explores the management of pests and weeds and optimising soil fertility through biological controls, organic sprays, companion planting and rotation of plants.
- Collecting seeds: Techniques to select for beneficial traits, collect seeds and propagate plants.