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Learn why permaculture is more than just a way of gardening

Greenways and City of Campbell River holding permaculture course in March
The Charstate Community Garden includes a food forest that follows permaculture principles. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

Campbell Riverites interested in learning about permaculture can join Greenways Land Trust, the City of Campbell River and expert instructor Elaine Codling for a three-day workshop this March.

Codling is a Comox Valley-based permaculture design consultant and has been a gardener her whole life. The workshop, to be held March 8, 9, 10, gives people a chance to learn from her expertise. Codling has a permaculture design certificate, with training and experience in earthworks, aid work, urban design, teaching and social permaculture.

The workshop will be covering permaculture ethics, principles, and design strategies, emphasizing the creation of edible urban landscapes. It will include interactive sessions, practical demonstrations and guidance from Codling.

“Through interactive sessions, practical demonstrations, and personalized guidance from Codling, participants will gain the skills and confidence to transform their outdoor spaces into thriving hubs of food production and biodiversity,” a release from Greenways Land Trust says.

“We’re honored to host Elaine Codling and offer this enriching workshop to our community,” said Jeff Groat, Outreach and Food Security Coordinator at Greenways Land Trust. “At Greenways, we’re committed to promoting environmental stewardship and empowering individuals to adopt sustainable practices, and the backyard garden is a great place to start.”

Registration is open to all, priced at $50 per person, with a $10 discount for Greenways Land Trust members. Spaces are limited. For more information and to register, head to: or email Greenways at

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