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A Primer on Permaculture

March 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$15 – $45

An Abundance NC DIY Sustainability Workshop with Liane Salgado & Laurel Shulman
Sunday, March 27, 10am-1pm

Located at the SEEDS  at 706 Gilbert St. Durham, NC.
For directions, click here.


Does a self-sufficient garden sound like something you’d like?  What about something you’d love…  Then meet permaculture – a design system that will help you work with what you’ve already got in a landscape to create a self-sufficient food forest.  In this workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of permaculture and have the opportunity to work with a few examples.

We’ll cover David Holmgren’s principles, as well as the ideologies of some of the big designers like Hemenway and Lawton.  You will leave with a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of permaculture design, as well as knowing whether you’d like to take the next step and enroll in a Permaculture Design Course or what ideas you’d like to focus on as you continue to expand your education.

A Primer on Permaculture includes a tour of the SEEDS facility and garden.  Coffee and snacks will certainly be served!

This workshop (or an equivalent course) is a prerequisite for our Social Permaculture workshop, which will be taught on Sunday, April 24th.


Pre-registration is required.




Liane HeadshotLiane Salgado grew up in Chapel hIll and left to study ecology, local plants, medicinal plants, sustainable living, and permaculture.  She is currently developing a community forest garden and permaculture center, as well as supporting social and urban permaculture.  She makes many fermented foods and has taught workshops with Carrboro Greenspace, Recyclique, and NCBG.  She also does GIS and technical writing for conservation non-profits and local businesses.






Laurel HeadshotLaurel Shulman is a native Floridian, a database enthusiast, a climber, a lifelong learner, a pun fanatic, and will talk to you about Meyers-Briggs for hours.  She is fascinated by systems theory and permaculture.  When she is not geeking out in a coffee shop with Liane, she is working at SEEDS as the Operations Manager or hanging out with her pup Boo and her husband Rob.


March 27, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$15 – $45
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