permaculture community garden
permaculture community garden
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Commenced:
01/07/2011
Submitted:
10/11/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
Lindeboomstraat, Tervuren, BE
Website:
www.tervuren.transitie.be
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate





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Bernard Joseph Delphine Drory harald wedig Juha Ujula
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permaculture community garden

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Urban, Community, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

The aim of this garden is to demonstrate what permaculture can do for people, to explain the principles in practice, to organise work shops to deepen the understanding of the principles. It is also meant as a gathering place for the whole village to experience permaculture, transition, living simply.

Project Description

Permaculture attracts a lot of attention and interested people in and around our transition initiative, even without fully understanding what permaculture means. Usually there is this rather vague, and vaguely romantic, image of harmony with nature, having a vegetable garden, and certain actions which involve large quantities of cardboard. And I admit that I wasn't able to explain in a clear way what permaculture stands for... until of course I followed Aranya's introduction to permaculture in finland.
Last year we had already organised a DIY-permaculture course with our transition group, and one of the participants had a fairly big garden plot in the village which he was happy to offer us to use as a demonstration site for permaculture (it was too much work for him to keep tidy anyway).
It's a perfect site, very near to the centre of the village, on a southward facing slope, with a rich and moist soil left alone for years. It was as good as abandoned so we had some clearing up to do of  litter. After that we mowed the grass and brambles (by scythe of course).
The aim of this garden is to demonstrate what permaculture can do for people, to explain the principles in practice, to organise work shops to deepen the understanding of the principles. Other activities involve composting, composttoilets, coppicing, living willow structures, etc. We also hope to build a roundhouse with local materials and a rocket stove mass heater inside. Etc, etc.

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Compost delivery

15 m³ of compost and 15 wheel barrows

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