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Backyard Permaculture

Dates: July 30, 2022

Meets: 1 Sa 10AM-12N

Location: Syphax 126

Arl. Res.: $49.00

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When preparing your garden, learn to work with nature and not against it. Discover the key principles of permaculture and challenge yourself to change the way you approach urban gardening. Emphasis will be placed on the regeneration of soils, water management, biodiversity, and healthy food production no matter how small of a space you have to work with.
Fee: $49.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Arl. Res.$ 49.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Arl. Sr.$ 39.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Non-Res.$ 59.00

Syphax 126

Syphax Education Center, Room 126 2110 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22204

Barbara Fillip

Barbara Fillip lived in cities all her life, from Paris to New York, Pittsburgh and Baltimore, until she settled in Arlington more than 20 years ago. While enjoying a career in international development, knowledge management, university teaching, and even a stint in aerospace, she developed a personal interest in eco-friendly gardening. This interest and constant experimentation in her own backyard eventually led her to permaculture in 2017, when she started her first Permaculture Design Certificate course. In late 2021, she completed a Permaculture Design Certificate and will complete a Permaculture Educator Certificate mid-2022. As a Knowledge Management professional, she likes to share what she learns. As a permaculturist, she likes to learn from others and is constantly experimenting with an evolving backyard permaculture design. Having lived in urban areas all her life, she focuses on applications of permaculture in urban settings, which she regularly documents in her Urban Permaculture Resources hub website.