Permaculture Design Course in British Columbia, Canada in 2018

2018 Schedule

Pruning Worshop

March 10th in Castlegar, BC
Instructor: Gregoire Lamoureux Fee: $65 plus GST
Email:spiralfarm@yahoo.com

Kootenay Herb Conference

June 1-3, 2018 in Winlaw, BC
http://kootenayherbconference.com/

Permaculture Design Course

Dates: August 19 – September 1, 2018
Location: Winlaw, British Columbia, Canada
Description: This is the basic (72 hours minimum) permaculture design course. 13 days.
This intensive course combines theory with practical hands-on learning.
Topics includes: permaculture design techniques & principles, site analysis, soil fertility, organic gardening techniques, herbs & medicinal plants, fruit & nut trees, water uses, ecological buildings & more.
Instructor: Gregoire Lamoureux & guests
Cost: early registration: before July 15 is CAN$890. plus GST
After July 15 : CAN$990 plus GST
Contact: Gregoire Lamoureux
spiralfarm@yahoo.com
http://www.kootenaypermaculture.ca

PDC POSTER AUG 2018

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Kootenay Permaculture Institute’s 23 year old Forest Garden

A short clip of the 23 year old Forest Garden at Spiral Farm in the Slocan Valley, BC home of Kootenay Permaculture Institute where the Permaculture Design Course has been presented since 2001.

Une Visite à la Ferme Spiral

A Visit to Spiral Farm

Une visite à la ferme Spiral dans la Vallée de la Slocan, ou réside l’Institut de Permaculture des Kootenays et ou vous pouvez observer un jardin forestier (forêt nourricière) de 20 ans.

A visit to Spiral Farm in The Slocan Valley, BC Canada home of Kootenay Permaculture Institute where you can see the 20 year old Forest Garden (food forest).
The Permaculture Design Course has been presented every year at the farm since 2001.

Permaculture Design Course in Winlaw, BC with Kootenay Permaculture

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Permaculture Design Course at Spiral Farm in Winlaw, BC with Kootenay Permaculture August 2013

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Permaculture Design Course at Spiral Farm in Winlaw, BC with Kootenay Permaculture June 2013

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Permaculture Design Course at Spiral Farm in Winlaw, BC with Kootenay Permaculture August 2012

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Permaculture Design Course at Spiral Farm in Winlaw, BC with Kootenay Permaculture June 2012.
Photo credit: Patrick Allen

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Working on the Pond Design at the Permaculture Design Course at Spiral Farm in Winlaw, BC with Kootenay Permaculture June 2012

Kootenay Permaculture:
http://www.kootenaypermaculture.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Kootenay.Permaculture.Institute

Growing Bamboos in the Kootenays

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Bamboo Grove at Spiral Farm

Bamboo Grove at Spiral Farm, Winlaw, BC
June 2013

Bamboos

New bamboo shoots growing at Spiral Farm.
June 2013

Storing bamboos

Bamboo species growing in the Kootenays

Here are some of the Bamboo species that I have been growing at Spiral Farm in Winlaw, BC since 1993.

Fargesia:
F. murielae (Umbrella Bamboo)

Phyllostachys:
P. arcana
P. aurea (Golden Bamboo)
P. aureosulcata (Yellow Groove Bamboo)
P. bambusoides ‘Slender Crookstem’
P. bissetii
P. decora
P. dulcis (Sweetshoot Bamboo)
P. flexuosa
P. glauca
P. heterocycla pubescens (Moso)
P. meyeri
P. nidularia
P. nigra (Black Bamboo)
P. nigra ‘Henon’
P. nuda
P. vivax

Pleioblastus:
Pl. pygmaeus
Pl. variegatus (Dwarf WhiteStripe Bamboo)

Pseudosasa:
Ps. Japonica (Arrow Bamboo)

Sasa:
S. palmata