Day 8 of the PDC / Permaculture Design Certificate course, student designs and mulberry season!
After a morning in the classroom, the students worked on their designs in their groups after lunch. There were a few challenges downloading contour maps, but all the groups seem to be getting into the swing of things!
Morning tea was an apricot and pineapple polenta cake this morning, still warm with yummy pineapple from the garden! All the cakes are baked in our woodoven, saving on gas bills.
With lunch there was a big bowl full of mulberries I had picked. There are so many on the trees, it is wonderful and very well timed to coincide with the PDC course! For afternoon tea I put out a fruit bowl every day with bananas and citrus from the garden and some apples. Tea and coffee is always made available, and students can help themselves whenever they like.
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