This course is delivered by P3 Permaculture and aims to equip students to feel confident in their ability to design positive solutions in their gardens, in their communities, and in their own lives. P3 Permaculture emphasizes that permaculture goes beyond agriculture; permaculture is a holistic design system that we can apply on any scale and in any situation.
The first principle of permaculture is “Observe and Interact.” Close observation of the natural principles that drive ecological systems is one of the cornerstones of permaculture. In permaculture we believe that nature knows best, and that designs based on earth’s logic is the best way to heal broken systems.
Our curriculum pays particular attention to energy, water, and food systems, as well as various aspects of social permaculture including social economies, and self and community care.
For more information, visit P3 Permaculture's website.
The Environmental Stewardship Award is in its tenth year of recognizing the dedication and commitment that Nova Scotia farmers have for protecting our environment. This award was established to highlight producers who make soil, water and habitat stewardship a significant part of their farm operations. Farms can apply or be nominated each spring. Their applications are reviewed by a judging panel and are narrowed down for farm visits. Once applications are reviewed and farm visits completed, the award finalists and winner are determined.
Do you know of a farm that has undertaken projects to protect soil, water or wildlife habitat? Nominate them for Nova Scotia’s Farm Environmental Stewardship Award! To be eligible for the award, a farm must:
Individuals and groups are encouraged to nominate farms that are contributing positively to the environment. Nominees should be involved in developing the award application. Deadline for submissions is midnight August 6th, 2018. Click here for more information and to download application/nomination form.
Please join presenting partners -- ACORN, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada (AAFC), Certified Organic Producers Co-op (COPC), and The PEI Farm Centre -- on PEI for a day to explore the best in current organic research and farming!