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Permaculture Design Strategies for Ontario

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Workshop Description

In this workshop we’ll review how permaculture principles are being successfully applied by farmers and developers across a range of rural and urban projects in Southern Ontario.

We will share lessons learned and best practices gleaned from farmers and urban agriculture leaders working on projects that are at various stages of development.

Topics we’ll review:

  • Permaculture Principles — Aligning our work with natural systems

  • Patterns and lessons from a the field  — How farmers and community developers are practicing permaculture at various scales in Ontario

  • Emerging communities of practice

  • Where do we go from here?


After the morning Permaculture sessions, join Jane at the Permaculture Meet-Up from 11:45 am-1:45 pm.

At the Meet-Up people will have the opportunity to network, share and discuss how they are applying permaculture to their own unique situations, and to discuss next steps for Permaculture in Ontario.

Bring pictures, portfolios, project ideas, and cards if you have any to share. We’ll circulate a list of people who came to the sessions, and any notes taken, after the conference.

Meeting location: MacNaughton Rm 118, University Of Guelph. Host mobile #: 416-534-4656

Speaker: Jane Hayes

Jane is a permaculture designer and community developer.

Since 1995, she has helped co-design and implement dozens of community engagement and education programs, garden sites and urban agricultural projects.

Through Garden Jane (est. 2007), Jane helps people learn how to use and practice permaculture design in a range of settings and circumstances.

Through Hoffmann Hayes (est 2015), she helps people learn how to grow organic food and organize successful community gardens.

Jane has a B.A. in Anthropology and Environmental Studies (U of T), a Masters in Environmental Studies (York U) and certificates in Permaculture Design and Teaching Permaculture.

Jane Hayes