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.


2014 Workshop & Event Schedule


Wednesday September 24. FORAGING WALK

WHEN: 18:30 – 20:00
WHERE: Komoka Park
$20 adult / $10 youth

Join us for a walk in one of London’s untended spaces to harvest wild foods and learn the art of wild crafting. We will pick seasonal edibles, talk about preparation and cooking techniques and discuss those we come across that are not in season. The process of plant identification and best practices while foraging will be emphasized so that others in the present and in the future can continue to wild craft.

We will be meeting at the Gideon Dr entrance to Komoka Park. If you do not have transportation we can arrange a carpool for you -- just let us know.

Eventbrite - Foraging Walk



WHEN: 13:30 – 17:00
WHERE: Wild Craft Permaculture
$40 adult / $20 youth

Val Andrews, from The Harvest Pantry, will give an overview of the health benefits of lacto-fermented foods, how fermentation works to preserve food, equipment needed, safe practices for preparing ferments at home, and a peek into what ferments you can make using the basic principles. Participants will sample various ferments including beverages, condiments, and vegetables. Participants will prepare delicious sauerkraut to take home.

Val Andrews is a culinary professional bringing over 25 years experience to her art. She has worked as a food service manager, culinary instructor, recipe developer, caterer and farmers market stall operator. She is dedicated to the use of local organic ingredients and creating a dining 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. Val has been preserving and fermenting foods since her childhood. Val has developed and delivered many cooking classes, a sampling of which follows:
The Bounty of Your Farmers’ Market: A 100 Mile Diet Menu
The Art of Wood Fired Cooking
Cooking with Quinoa and Other Ancient Grains
Traditions Preserved: Canning and Fermenting Foods
A Year Round Kitchen Garden: Growing Microgreens and Sprouting
A Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Val will be teaching a workshop on fermented drinks for Wild Craft Permaculture in November. Stay tuned for details.

Eventbrite - Friendly Ferments: Intro to Cultured Food / Sauerkraut



WHEN:  15:00 – 17:00
WHERE:  Wild Craft Permaculture
COST:  $35 adult / $17.50 youth

Warm your home up this fall with fresh bread baking in your own oven. Learn the basics of bread making so you can experiment in your own kitchen and make bread to your liking.

You will learn 3 different styles of yeast breads to give you lots of options in the kitchen depending on your schedule. 1) a traditionally risen loaf, 2) a 5 minute bread, and 3) a long loaf with an overnight rise. Each participant will go home with dough they have mixed together that can be baked at any time over the following 2 weeks. And, of course, we’ll sample the goods together before you go home!

Eventbrite - Breadmaking Workshop


*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:


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 Workshop

Building Native Pollinator Homes

Food Forest Site Preparation

Joel Salatin Live Webcast

Introduction to Permaculture Workshop, 1/2 day or full day

Cuban Agriculture in 2011 – A Slideshow of Post Oil Possibilities

Food Swaps


Seed Bombing Workshop

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