permaculture [pur-muk-kuhl-cher]: noun.
A system of design that seeks to mimic
the structure of ecosystems to create
resilient and regenerative gardens,
homes, farms, and communities.


2015 Workshops & Events (+ More to Come!)



WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 10:00 - 15:00
WHERE: Carling Heights Optimist Centre, 656 Elizabeth Street
COST: $5 (Free for children 12 and under)

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WHEN: Friday, March 20, 2015, 19:00 - 21:00
WHERE: Friends Of Ye Olde Towne Hall
160 Ailsa Craig Main St.
Ailsa Craig ON N0M 1A0

COST: $15


This brief introduction to permaculture design will give you a broad understanding of how permaculture solutions can be applied in your own backyard and the world around you. Permaculture mimics how natural systems design. It is used to create productive self-regulating systems that do more than just reduce our footprint on the earth – they actually start to heal it.

1 Hour Presentation with Q&A and Snacks/Meet & Greet

This presentation is being organized by Val Andrews from The Harvest Pantry. For more information contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 9:30 – 12:30
WHERE: Wild Craft Permaculture
COST: $45

Pungent, spicy (not always), and delicious, kimchi will add a versatile bite and zing to your kitchen repertoire. Learn how to prepare kimchi and what foods can best be prepared as kimchi. Participants will help to prepare two kinds of kimchi, sample various types, learn different methods for incorporating this nutritious condiment into their home cooking menus, and take home a jar! Taught by Valerie Andrews from The Harvest Pantry.

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Tickets can be purchased from Val's booth at Western Fair Farmer's Market on Saturdays or from Wild Craft directly.



WHEN: Saturday April 11 & Sunday April 12, 2015 / 9:00 – 17:00 each day
WHERE: Friends Of Ye Olde Towne Hall
160 Ailsa Craig Main St. P.O. Box 165
Ailsa Craig ON N0M 1A0

COST: $240 for both days or $130 for Day 1 only


This course will introduce you to the concept and theory of permaculture, and provide you with the practical tools to start applying it in your garden, your life and your community. Permaculture is inspired by deep observation of natural systems. It does not seek to recreate them, but to learn from them and apply ecological principles to the design of human systems. Through activities and hands-on exercises over the course of the two days you will learn:

To design resilient systems / To approach problem solving using holistic integrated design methods / How to read patterns /About energy and nutrient cycling/ To get the most out of your growing space/ Practical strategies to better care and provide for yourself, your family and the planet.

Day 2 of the course will include hands-on application of the concepts covered at a residential property in Ailsa Craig.

Includes snacks, beverages, lunches, handouts
and a copy of Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway

HOSTED AND CATERED by Val Andrews of
The Harvest Pantry. Val Andrews is a culinary professional bringing over 25 years experience to her craft. She is dedicated to the use of local organic ingredients and creating a food experience that is not only delicious but health giving and memorable. For Val, good food, whether you are growing it, preparing it or eating it is the foundation for forging strong joyful relationships and building community.

For more information contact Val at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 519-701-8163



WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 10:00 – 18:00
WHERE: Agriplex Arena, Western Fair District
COST: $5

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WHEN: Saturday, May 9, 11:00
WHERE: Carolinian Food Forest
COST: FREE!! in celebration of Mother Earth Month (April 20 - May 21)



WHEN: Saturday, May 23
WHERE: Carolinian Food Forest
Save the date! Details TBA


*Host a workshop in your own home with at least 5 people registering and you attend for free! Scheduled at your convenience. **Most workshops half price for your son or daughter (18 and under). Contact us to arrange.



Past Events:


Basic Fresh Cheese Making

Brewing Up A Storm: Healing and Nourishing Beverages


Friendly Ferments: Intro to Cultured Food / Sauerkraut

Foraging Walks

Introduction to Food Forests


Gathering on the Green (OSCO)

Forest Gardening Convergence (Carolinian Canada Forest Garden Guild)

Indigenous Food and Medicine Garden Awakening

Food Not Lawns London Canada – Mother's Day Plant Sale

All About Fruit Tree Guilds

Apple Tree Pruning

Building Native Pollinator Homes

Food Forest Site Preparation

Joel Salatin Live Webcast

Introduction to Permaculture, 1/2 day or full day

Cuban Agriculture in 2011 – A Slideshow of Post Oil Possibilities

Food Swaps

Seed Bombing

Talk “Permaculture, nourishing the earth back to health”

Movie Screening of Locavore - Local Diet, Healthy Planet

London Home and Garden Show

Civic Garden Complex Open House

Carolinian Food Forest Site Preparation

Talk “How to grow your own food without a vegetable patch”

Session for Permaculture Design Certificate “Urban Permaculture”

Building a Solar Dehydrator

Edible Garden Tour

Creative SPARK Conference at King's College

TVDSB Environmental Symposium