Wednesdays, February 27, March 27, & April 24, 1–3 p.m.
Our most advanced homeschoolers will learn about the theory and practice of permaculture, a radical and exciting landscape design process that focuses on meeting human needs while regenerating the ecological functions of the land. Patterns found in nature and culture, plant guilds and polycultures, food forests, soil fertility, wildlife habitat, water harvesting techniques, and more will be discussed through select readings and film clips. Students will practice creating their own ecological design concepts and will engage in hands-on activities in the Funshine garden, where a permaculture design plan is currently being implemented. Earth Wisdom is for students ages 13–16. Students should come prepared with a folder, paper, a writing utensil, comfortable walking shoes, and clothes that may get a little dirty. Outside time will be a part of every class; dress for the weather!
Earth Wisdom will be taught by Chesapeake Conservation Corps member and Washington College graduate Emily Castle.