Workshop with Yotam Kay
Today Earth School hosted a workshop on Advanced Home Gardening and Introduction to self sufficiency with Yotam Kay from Pakaraka Permaculture. The take up for this public workshop was fantastic we had 35 participants, including 4 teachers from local schools, our two student project leaders, parents and grandparents from South End School community and attendees from across the Wairarapa and from Wellington. Pakaraka Permaculture is a 1/4 acre organic market garden, a Permaculture consultancy and an education centre for Permaculture, Organic gardening and Self-sufficiency, established in 2014 by Niva & Yotam Kay.
Thank you to John Hart from FabLab Masterton for opening the workshop. Earth school hopes to team up with FabLab to do some technology workshops in the future check out what they are doing and follow their FB https://www.facebook.com/fablabmasterton/
The workshop covered permaculture design, biointensive farming, soil biodiversity, demonstrations in pricking out, planting, preparing soil using double digging and keeping chickens.