Garden Design Workshop

The Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center

Permaculture Design Workshop

November 7-10, 2014 · 177 Lake Ave, Manchester, NH

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What was the goal of the workshop?

To engage residents of the greater Manchester community and members of the New Hampshire permaculture network in creating a design for the garden layout of Families in Transition’s Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center. This design will be used to develop and build the community garden site.

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Why permaculture? Consistent with FIT’s mission of enabling self-sufficiency and promoting long term wellbeing, permaculture seeks to create a healthy and productive agricultural space that promotes sustainable interaction between the landscape and the community.  It is a creative design process that integrates landscape design, gardening, and community building to produce an ecosystem that has the diversity, stability, and resilience of a natural ecosystem. To engage residents of the greater Manchester community and members of the New Hampshire permaculture network in creating a design for the garden layout of Families in Transition’s Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center. This design will be used to develop and build the community garden site.

This three and a half day workshop is led by experienced and certified permaculture instructors and landscape designers who will guide attendees through the process of designing a sustainable, productive, and beautiful garden space. Attendees will collaborate to transform a vacant, inner-city lot into a healthy green community space to feed and educate homeless families.

Some topics included:
Ecological Food Systems in Urban Environments Community Empowerment from Stewardship to Activism
Leveraging On-Site Resources for Gardens and Healthy Living
Building Edible Food Forests and Food Security

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Have any questions? Contact Sophia at 603-641-9441 ext. 327 or [email protected]

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