Permaculture Design Process and Multi-Functional Hedgerows

with Jude Hobbs, March 10-11, 2018

Course Information

A hedgerow is a beautiful, functional and biologically diverse component of rural and/or urban landscapes. These multi-tiered assemblages of trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines, grasses, flowers and herbs can border fields, waterways or city lots.

During this workshop you will learn how to design, implement and maintain any size hedgerow with the options to provide soil stabilization, windbreaks, encourage beneficial Insects, shelter and food for wildlife and people, privacy screening, reduce noise and other pollutants as well as ways to diversify your income.

The concepts of soil preparation, plant selection, planting techniques, irrigation, and ways to lessen maintenance will be discussed. Budgets, timelines and a host of resources will be offered.

Hand-On Experience: Enjoy this opportunity to start the design process on your own site and implement a hedgerow at the workshop site.  

Course Instructor

Jude Hobbs is an internationally recognized permaculture designer, educator and co-founder of the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA). With over 30 years’ experience she utilizes whole-system techniques in urban and rural settings to co-design environmentally sound solutions that inspire sustainable actions. Through her business, Agro-Ecology Northwest, she specializes in optimizing resource conservation, biodiversity, soil and watershed enhancement and income diversification for large and small-scale acreage.

As an educator, she conveys her passion for permaculture to students worldwide by providing curricula developed to encompass diverse learning styles with teaching techniques that are accessible, inspiring and information rich.

Jude tends Wilson Creek Gardens, a 7-acre homestead and demonstration site located in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Learn more at www.cascadiapermaculture.com.

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, 2018, 9:00am-4:00pm

Course Location

Ravenhill Herb Farm, 1330 Mount Newton X Rd, Saanichton, BC (about 25 minutes north of Pacific Rim College)

Course Tuition

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until January 15)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until January 15)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until January 15)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 PDRE academic credit for this workshop.

Course Registration

To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.

Withdrawal Policy

For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.