Nature & Sustainability
Whether it’s learning how to design a regenerative landscape with Shades of Green or discovering alternative approaches to energy, these workshops are geared toward helping us live more lightly on the land. Don’t see any below? We’re working to add more!
Upcoming Nature & Sustainability Workshops:
Join Lorna Mauney-Brodek, for a four-weekend-long exploration of Herbal Medicine. This 50-hour series will be a combination of lecture and experiential learning as we develop our understanding of how botanical medicine can play a transformative role when we incorporate them into our everyday life.
Permaculture is a design system that integrates humans into the landscape in a way that is healing for both. This introductory course from Shades of Green Permaculture will take place one weekend per month from November through April. Lessons will expand upon the standard 72-hour, internationally-recognized Permaculture Design Certification and provide participants with hands-on experience.
Many garden classes will tell you to pop a tomato in some dirt, apply Miracle Gro on a regular basis and spray for the bugs and diseases that will inevitably show up. No one explains how to read your environment to put the tomato in the best location. No one considers the inner workings of soil – a substance that’s teeming with as much diverse life as the city of Atlanta! Have you ever examined soil under a microscope? During Soil, Water and Sunshine, you will! You’ll get your hands dirty each week as we build build landscape models to examine water movement, test soil samples, start seedlings, turn compost piles and learn by doing.
Whatever your reason for wanting to reduce waste in your home or your commercial kitchen (be it saving money, helping the environment, or just learning some new skills), this course will offer you the tools you need, but also help you connect to a history of food that’s bigger than yourself.