It is so amazing to observe Nature, doing her thing!
I managed to recycle an old bathtub recently. Also, I managed to collect a bunch of tadpoles from a forest. They are just now turning into adult baby frogs.
I would like to share some pics about the process with captions. Today they started to come out of the water. One of our aims as permaculturists is to create more habitats and increase biodiversity. I already have the truck tire pond in my garden but there is fish in it, probably a bit more than ideal, so frogs stopped propagating there some time ago. This new bathtub pond will hopefully serve as frog-propagation habitat and I am not going to put fish in that one.
It is amazing to see how permaculture is gaining momentum in many places around the world. It is not a marginal subculture anymore as it used to be even some years ago. By now it is a strong and legitimate movement that makes an awful lot of sense. Social, environmental and economic rationale proved that permaculture is one of THE answers to many environmental and social challenges and crises humanity is facing in the present times. Joining the movement St Joan Antide Primary School in Malta initiated an Erasmus+ project called: School Permaculture Garden. It is a two-year-old project with partnering schools from Macedonia, Croatia, Iceland. Continue reading “Primary school permaculture in Malta”→
I put together a short course for schools, gardens, municipalities, communities, interested people. I am happy to come to your site or community and offer this to your audience. This is the basic structure of the course that can be modified according to the needs of the specific audience.
Duration of the course: 2-6 hours (according to local needs)
Age group: any (the course is always tailored to the specific audience)
Main topics covered:
What is permaculture
Permaculture and its potential in environmental, social, economic sustainability
Ecosystems and their importance in permaculture
“Observe and interact” and the permaculture principles
Composting and vermiculture
How to set up a worm bin at home
Additional optional modules:
Onsite practical experience (based on local conditions, to be discussed individually)
Creating a little pond from truck tires
Permaculture tricks and practices
Course price: depends on the duration, complexity etc.
I met Kinga when I wanted to purchase organic worms to set up a School Wormery. Kinga was willing to supply our school, St. Paul’s Missionary College, in Rabat, with worms to start off our wormeries. She offered to deliver a programme about vermiculture and support the boys with any questions they may have about these organic worms. She delivered a short presentation during assembly and gave the children the opportunity to handle the worms and the fertile soil that they produced. Following this, she visited the classes to speak with the children and help them set up their wormeries.
Kinga impressed the teachers and Senior Management Team with her expertise in delivering such an educational workshop with these young children. She captivated their interest and motivated them to become involved in the caring of these fascinating creatures. She is very knowledgeable of the subject and was able to deliver an informative programme in such a professional manner.
Vermiculture is an absolutely simple and amazing solution in a garden. Not only it turns kitchen waste into animal manure but very easy to set up, handle and maintain. For a permaculturist, who do not have the time and energy to handle larger animal stocks (eg. chicken, rabbits, sheep, goats), worms can contribute to garden life with their manure in a low-labour-need way from the point of view of the gardener.
It is also a great thing in flats, small houses, small-scale permaculture spots.
This is a very interesting and informative presentation about ecofeminism, economics, social and economic issues that are strongly related to issues covered in permaculture and the flower of permaculture.
REGINA Garden is a relatively dry space with mostly sandy soil. In the process of garden development we have been trying to create new habitats for creatures to move in. Our intention is always to help nature to increase its biodiversity.
So in the framework of a permaculture training we have created this nice new habitat from a large truck tire. It was a lovely community upcycling experience.