Working with Nature – Saturday December 5th 1:30pm-5:00pm

Working with Nature – Saturday December 5th 1:30pm-5:00pm

Take inspiration from the natural world to design and create your garden as an interconnected ecosystem! Jacqui Besgrove will combine theory and demonstrations to help you bring together the separate elements of your garden to achieve sustainability and longevity.

Your workshop topics:

  • Capturing, storing and filtering water
  • Digging a swale
  • Recognising and creating microclimates
  • The role of windbreaks and how to design one
  • Urban corridors and their benefit to native animals and beneficial insects.

This workshop is one of 4 workshops running the weekend of Dec 5-6th. To book all 4 at a discounted price, follow this link

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Working with Nature 

Saturday December 5th 2020 

1:30 – 5:00 pm at Green Connect Farm (Warrawong, NSW)

The Working with Nature workshop will give you the knowledge and skills to design your garden as an interconnected system, bringing together seemingly separate elements such as water, soil and sunlight with the flora and fauna that makes your garden a true ecosystem. Jacqui will have everyone getting their hands dirty by learning to dig a swale to capture and store water, making your property a giant, living water tank resilient enough to survive the summer drought.

Plus, she’ll be taking you on a tour of Green Connect’s extensive market gardens where you will see how (in just 8 years) we have turned 11 acres of disused land into an urban, edible oasis. We grow and fill veg boxes that feed over 170 households in the Illawarra every week – we know a thing or two and we’d love to share these with you.

Your course fee includes:

  • 3.5hrs of face-to-face teaching at the Green Connect Farm, Warrawong NSW.
  • Catered morning tea. Let us know your dietary requirements.
Your teacher: Jacqui Besgrove  
Jacqui Besgrove is passionate about compost and designing permaculture systems to rewild suburbia, helping people to become active producers rather than passive consumers. When she’s not knee deep in compost and tending to her backyard chickens, she is part of the team who run award-winning ‘Permablitz the Gong’, transforming suburban backyards into edible oases. Jacqui has over 10 years experience teaching permaculture and sustainable living, a permaculture design certificate and has a Master of Environmental Management.
Jacqui Besgrove Green Connect Gardening Basics

Coming from Sydney, Canberra or beyond?

Click here to read about local Airbnbs that we recommend, plus other tips for places to eat and sights to see while you’re in the Illawarra.

Why is Green Connect offering studies in permaculture?

Well, because we are proud of the work we have done to turn 11 aces of disused land into a thriving permaculture farm abundant with vegetables, fruit, herbs and animals (goats, pigs, sheep and chickens). And because we’re so proud of it, we want to share it with you. People often ask us what we do, how we do it and why it’s such a success story for the Illawarra. Rest assured, as a not for profit, your ticket price goes directly to our farm. Every purchase helps and supports the work that we do.

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