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.
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.
At Juno Heights Garden we organised a number of Open Days in 2017-2018.
Chatting with our visitors I realised that people are often really interested in household scale, worm-based composting, called “vermiculture”. Also, I keep getting random requests for worms.
Kitchen scrap, paper, cardboard, kitchen paper towels, leaves, old pot soil, dust, even cotton-based clothes can all be recycled with the help of worms. The outcome of the process is worm manure or worm compost (and worm tea), that can be applied to the soil to improve its quality. Moreover, worm compost is richer in nutrients compared to “normal” compost, as it is animal manure, not only decomposed plants.