Earth Day Permaculture Workshop

STENAPA and Aardwerk offers free ½ day Permaculture workshop at Miriam C Schmidt Botanical Gardens St Eustatius.

STENAPA has announced that they will be holding a free workshop with guest speaker Leo Bakx, permaculture course leader, as a taster for the 3 week course that Aardwerk will be offering in July.

The workshop will be held at the Miriam C Schmidt Botanical gardens on the 22nd April as part of World Earth day, celebrated on this date every year.

There will be demonstrations in permaculture principles and practical tips and tricks on how to grow your own food in a low-maintenance and eco-friendly way. Participants will receive a small pack of seeds in order to start their own vegetable gardens at home.

Leo says, “Permaculture is a toolkit for the best possible prosperity for people and planet. Permaculture recognizes that everything is connected in our world.” John Button, one of the course leaders for July says that permaculte “is a marriage between people and place”

It teaches participants how to work with nature instead of working against it and Leo says that it will change the way you view your world forever. The 3 week long course in July will be held on St Eustatius between the Botanical Garden and at the Congo Preserve managed by Joshua Spanner. Participants are expected to attend this course from all over the world and will be able to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the island as well as reconnect with the world around them through the course material and exercises.

Places are very limited for the free workshop on the 22nd and interested parties should contact the STENAPA office on +599 318 2884. Those interested in taking part in the 3 week course should contact Leo Bakx at Aardwerk at the website