Permaculture 101

Permaculture 101

As a community leader in plant based knowledge and education, BRIT is pleased to partner with experts in the fields of botany, biodiversity, conservation, sustainability and education to provide the public with opportunities to deepen their knowledge of the plant world through a variety of classes and workshops. 

These half and full day classes and workshops will take place both on the BRIT campus, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX  76107, and in the field. Please check the individual event announcements for further details.

 

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Laura Northern Venhaus

Director of the Libraries and Research Public Engagement

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As a community leader in plant based knowledge and education, BRIT is pleased to partner with experts in the fields of botany, biodiversity, conservation, sustainability and education to provide the public with opportunities to deepen their knowledge of the plant world through a variety of classes and workshops. 

These half and full day classes and workshops will take place both on the BRIT campus, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX  76107, and in the field. Please check the individual event announcements for further details.

 

Upcoming Events

Urban Gardening: Permaculture for Small Spaces

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Ready to install your sustainable home garden, but don’t know where to start? This course is for you. In this course we will cover the basics of gardening systems in a small space from patios to residential yards. We will be discussing everything from container gardening to composting to water harvesting.

Instructor: Jason Ramsey of Perma-Scape Landscape Design and Management, a consultancy firm dedicated to regenerative agriculture practices and the Permaculture philosophy. Jason received his Permaculture certification in February of 2014 through Permaculture Denton. Jason has been a practitioner of Permaculture since 2008. 

$25 ($20 for members) 

Please note: online registration for this class will close on Thursday, October 5. 

Seed Starting 101

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Get a jump on your spring garden and learn best practices for starting your seeds indoors including information about lighting sources, planting material, where to purchase seeds, and how to make your own seed starting pots. Additionally, you'll learn what varieties grow well in our climate and get tips on timing your seed starting.

Instructors: Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic of Barking Cat Farm, a small acreage specialty farm that focuses on growing high quality crops in an organic and sustainable manner. Martin and Bostic have their Permaculture Design Certificate from Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Design Course and offer permaculture design and consulting services to other growers and gardeners. 

Please note: online registration for this class will close on Thursday, October 5. 

Worm Composting

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Discover why you should consider vermicomposting, and learn how you can convert your household waste to soil fertility.  Discover where you should set up worm bins, how to setup and care for worm bins, and how to harvest your finished product. Learn about the beneficial microbes in living vermicompost and how they restore soil health.  Discover how to utilize worm castings as an affordable garden amendment to improve your chances for organic garden and landscaping success.  

Instructor: Heather Rinaldi grew up in the farm and ranch lands of Northern Oklahoma.  Heather opened Texas Worm Ranch in 2008.  The mission of Texas Worm Ranch is to educate and empower healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet.  It is Heather's belief that we can use safe, sustainable and non-toxic products and practices that will restore soils and make a healthier planet.  She is a speaker for Mother Earth News Fair and Texas Worm Ranch was awarded the GreenSource DFW Sustainable Leadership Award for Small Business in 2016.

$25 ($20 for members)

Please note: online registration for this class will close on Thursday, November 2.