Sunday May 16, 2021: No-Dig Workshop, Helsinki

In this short hands-on workshop, agroecologist and permaculture designer Joshua Finch will show us how build garden beds using a no-dig method. No-dig gardening aims for minimal disturbance of the soil, ensuring natural processes are preserved and weed growth is minimised.

We’ll learn the basics of permaculture design principles and how to read the landscape with regards to water, access, soil health, and other essential features of mainframe permaculture design. Joshua will show us how to support ecosystem processes and work with nature's evolutionary intelligence in your own garden.

Joshua Finch is a certified permaculture designer with over twelve years of hands-on experience and in-depth study. Since late 2016, he has been successfully transforming Lillklobb, a 2.5 hectare site in Espoo, into a multifaceted display of permaculture principles.

The workshop will be held at Slow Food Helsinki’s allotment garden at Annala. The garden is next to Annalan Huvila (Annala Manor), one of the oldest, cultivated parts of Helsinki.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, two workshops will be held consecutively with a maximum of 6 participants per workshop. The workshop content is the exactly the same, so please select which workshop time you would prefer.

Workshop 1: 10:00-12:00 on Sunday 16 May
Workshop 2: 12:30-14:30 on Sunday 16 May

Meeting place: Annala allotment garden (next to Annalan Huvila)

Location: Hämeentie 154, Helsinki

Cost: €15 for Slow Food members, €25 for non-members. There are no fees for the volunteers helping us with the Slow Food Helsinki allotment this year!

RSVP: Wednesday 12 May by 18:00 to Payment must be made by Wednesday 12 May to the Slow Food Helsinki MobilePay or bank account. Once you register, payment details will be sent to you by email.

More info about Joshua Finch:

More info about Annalan Huvila: (Finnish only)

Would you like to become a member of Slow Food Helsinki? We are organising meetings and food related events and you can talk with other food enthusiasts like you!

You can join the international Slow Food network here (remember to select the Helsinki Convivium!) and help our group to grow and sustain itself:

Spring greetings,

Slow Food Helsinki

Further workshops are planned for May 23, 29 and June 6 at the Edible Park on Mustikkamaa, Helsinki. Final details TBD ASAP!