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Permaculture Design Process and Multi-Functional Hedgerows with Jude Hobbs
Pacific Rim College
229-560 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC V8W 3C6
250-483-2119 (phone)
Event Start Date: 03-10-2018
Event End Date: 03-11-2018

Event Start Time: 9:00 AM
Event Duration: 15 hours

Event Topic: CAM Development & Research
Organization: Pacific Rim College
Instructor: Jude Hobbs

Event Description

Course Information

A hedgerow is a beautiful, functional and biologically diverse component of rural and/or urban landscapes. These multi-tiered assemblages of trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines, grasses, flowers and herbs can border fields, waterways or city lots.

During this workshop you will learn how to design, implement and maintain any size hedgerow with the options to provide soil stabilization, windbreaks, encourage beneficial Insects, shelter and food for wildlife and people, privacy screening, reduce noise and other pollutants as well as ways to diversify your income.

The concepts of soil preparation, plant selection, planting techniques, irrigation, and ways to lessen maintenance will be discussed. Budgets, timelines and a host of resources will be offered.

Hand-On Experience: Enjoy this opportunity to start the design process on your own site and implement a hedgerow at the workshop site.  

Course Instructor

Jude Hobbs is an internationally recognized permaculture designer, educator and co-founder of the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA). With over 30 years’ experience she utilizes whole-system techniques in urban and rural settings to co-design environmentally sound solutions that inspire sustainable actions. Through her business, Agro-Ecology Northwest, she specializes in optimizing resource conservation, biodiversity, soil and watershed enhancement and income diversification for large and small-scale acreage.

As an educator, she conveys her passion for permaculture to students worldwide by providing curricula developed to encompass diverse learning styles with teaching techniques that are accessible, inspiring and information rich.

Jude tends Wilson Creek Gardens, a 7-acre homestead and demonstration site located in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Learn more at

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, 2018, 9:00am-4:00pm

Course Location

Ravenhill Herb Farm, 1330 Mount Newton X Rd, Saanichton, BC (about 25 minutes north of Pacific Rim College)

Course Tuition

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until January 15)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until January 15)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until January 15)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 PDRE academic credit for this workshop.

Course Registration

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