An introductory course in permaculture, usually over a weekend.

Intro to Urban Permaculture

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Surviving and thriving in the city.

More and more people are recognising that we are at great risk of plunging deeper and deeper into a series of ecological and human crises. In this introductory course we are acknowledging this context but equipping participants with a set of permaculture ethics, guiding principles and practical tools, techniques and examples which can rekindle hope and inspire positive and radical action.

House and garden tour.
Practical activities.
Videos and pictures.
Introduction to theory of Permaculture.
Locally sourced, home cooked, hot food for lunch.

ACCESS - Contact us with any access requirements e.g. there are 3 steps up to the front door but we could install a ramp if appropriate. We could possibly arrange a play space for children.

Dates: 
26 October 2019
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10.00-17.30
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Luke Justice Joy Justice
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Cost: 
£90 - £40 Please pay what you can afford
Address: 
40 Sholebroke Avenue Leeds
Contact name: 
Luke Justice
Telephone number: 
07542437755

Intro to permaculture / Co-housing / Passive houses / Small holdings

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Permaculture works with nature as a guide to help creatively solve the problems we face and make the most of opportunities in our community and environment. It combines traditional wisdom and scientific method which can be utilised to live a greener life and create amazing projects.

More and more people are recognising that we are at great risk of plunging deeper and deeper into a series of ecological and human crises. In this introductory course we are acknowledging this context but equipping participants with a set of permaculture ethics, guiding principles and practical tools, techniques and examples which can rekindle hope and inspire positive and radical action.

Cost: £80.00 (limited number of subsidised places available on application)

DIY camping available on request for a small fee

To book a place or for more information:

Email: permaculture@hockertonhousingproject.org.uk

Phone 01636 816902

Dates: 
14 September 2019 to 15 September 2019
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Luke Joy Justice Rebecca Joy Justice
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Cost: 
£80-160 sliding scale depending on income
Address: 
The Water Shed, Gables Drive, Hockerton, Notts, NG250QU
Contact name: 
Simon Tilley
Telephone number: 
01636 816902

Introduction to Permaculture

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A 2-day Introduction weekend to Permaculture. This is also the first weekend of our 6-weekend PDC. See here for detail https://permaculture.org.uk/education/course/permaculture-design-course

Dates: 
29 February 2020 to 1 March 2020
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For course details and booking information please see the Applewood website.

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Applewood Permaculture Centre, Waterloo Farm, Orleton, Herefordshire
Contact name: 
Emma Gorbutt
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Introduction To Permaculture

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This is the basic two day Introduction course. We will cover elements such as zoning, sectors, inputs and outputs analysis and how to apply the practical application of design.

We will look at examples of how permaculture design has been implemented at our off-grid, demonstration, LAND learner, project, Wishtree. Some content may briefly cover social permaculture. We will talk you through how we have used it in designing our lives and livelihood to run North Devon Permaculture CIC (Community Interest Company).

At present the site is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with physical disabilities due to the rough and wet ground. We are aiming to improve this.

Cost includes food and camping. However facilities are limited with only a compost toilet. All profits go towards helping us meet our commitments to our local community.

Dates: 
17 August 2019 to 18 August 2019
7 September 2019 to 8 September 2019
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£170

Introduction to Permaculture in London

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Using a vibrant combination of theory and practice, our foundation course will introduce you to

- observation techniques
- natural systems and patterns
- ethics and principles of permaculture
- permaculture design tools

The course is informative and interactive. You will leave having designed a permaculture space, putting into practice everything you have learned. Additionally, you will have the grounding to be able to progress onto the full permaculture design course.

Our setting is a listed building inside beautiful Morden Hall Park, a superb place to draw inspiration from nature within the city.

Facilitators

This course is facilitated by Liz and Sam.

Liz is a mother, sustainability professional, eco-retrofit project manager, gardener, and chartered civil engineer with a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design and has been teaching introductory Permaculture courses for 6 years. She has a thriving urban permaculture garden with a mini orchard, pond, hugel beds and much more. She also has a passion for alternative forms of education for children.

Sam’s passion for permaculture design started in Kenya after he completed a Permaculture Design Certificate. Permaculture presented a new set of design tools that inspired and shifted his perspective on the amazing possibilities of what can be achieved for people and nature, through good design. This led to Sam managing Sutton Community Farm on the edges of London in 2012-16, which he helped turn into a successful community-owned business. Today, Sam works at Forum for the Future focusing on ways we can shift our food and farming systems to be radically more sustainable.

Dates: 
5 October 2019 to 6 October 2019
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10am - 4.30pm
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Sam Smith

The London Acorn School
Morden Cottage
Morden Hall Park
London SM4 5JD

Cost: 
£100, concessions available
Address: 
London
Contact name: 
Liz Darley
Telephone number: 
07960804969

Tread Well on Earth - 2-day Introduction to Permaculture

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Learn the basics of Permaculture Design on this two-day Introduction to Permaculture and get ready to try it out in your garden, your workplace and your life.

What will the Introduction to Permaculture course offer?

This course introduces the basics of Permaculture and shows how this fascinating design methodology can profoundly change the way we look at the world and engage in it. The course gives participants an understanding of the diverse uses and applications of Permaculture Design and its immense potential of turning scarcity into abundance. Participants will walk away with:

… a clear understanding of what Permaculture is, its origins, the context under which it came about and its development;

… knowledge of its ethical framework, the basic ecological, attitudinal and some design principles;

… an overview of its applications in various fields, as a response to social, economic and environmental challenges and as a tool for personal transformation and social change;

… having tested the basic design methodology and various design tools such as zoning, sector analysis and input-output analysis;

… having visited a local project and engaged in some practical permaculture gardening activity;

… enthusiasm and inspiration, as well as some tools for continued learning and application.

"I found the Permaculture Principles we learned all relevant to my life. If I never touch a plant again, my life will still have been changed by this experience."

- Daniel, permaculture intro course participant

Dates: 
25 January 2020 to 26 January 2020
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10 am to 5 pm on both days
Teachers
Michel Thill
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Cost: 
Suggested donation 75 - 150
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07901036220
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Tread Well on Earth - 2-day Introduction to Permaculture

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Learn the basics of Permaculture Design on this two-day Introduction to Permaculture and get ready to try it out in your garden, your workplace and your life.

What will the Introduction to Permaculture course offer?

This course introduces the basics of Permaculture and shows how this fascinating design methodology can profoundly change the way we look at the world and engage in it. The course gives participants an understanding of the diverse uses and applications of Permaculture Design and its immense potential of turning scarcity into abundance. Participants will walk away with:

… a clear understanding of what Permaculture is, its origins, the context under which it came about and its development;

… knowledge of its ethical framework, the basic ecological, attitudinal and some design principles;

… an overview of its applications in various fields, as a response to social, economic and environmental challenges and as a tool for personal transformation and social change;

… having tested the basic design methodology and various design tools such as zoning, sector analysis and input-output analysis;

… having visited a local project and engaged in some practical permaculture gardening activity;

… enthusiasm and inspiration, as well as some tools for continued learning and application.

"I found the Permaculture Principles we learned all relevant to my life. If I never touch a plant again, my life will still have been changed by this experience."

- Daniel, permaculture intro course participant

Dates: 
12 October 2019 to 13 October 2019
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10 am to 5 pm on both days
Teachers
Michel Thill Tish Vail
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Suggested donation 75 - 150
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Introduction to Permaculture

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A great way to find out more about permaculture this two day 'taster' will provide an opportunity to learn about the principles and ethics of permaculture, and how to apply these in a variety of settings. If you need a bit of inspiration on how to live a greener life this course is for you

Dates: 
28 September 2019 to 29 September 2019
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from 9.30 to 4.30
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Cost: 
£52.00 (reduced fee for those on benefits)
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paul paine
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Permaculture Design Strategies for Regenerative Futures 5 day course with Graham Burnett @ Balkan Retreat, Serbia

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This condensed 5 day Permaculture Design Course led by experienced teacher and author Graham Burnett is about positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us! Through a regenerative learning approach we will come together to create empowering solutions to the real world challenges we are all facing in these times of change. Adapted from the Permaculture Association (Britain)’s PDC core curriculum, this is a person-centred, fun, lively and inclusive course, exploring and utilising concepts such as Systems Thinking, Holistic Design, Community Empowerment, ‘Whole Person’ Health, Skill Sharing, Critical Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, Right Livelihoods and much more.

The format is participatory and dynamic using diverse visual, audio and kinesthetic learning methods such as individual and group work, games, problem solving, discussion, observation, field trips, practical activities, lectures and slideshows.

Accomodation:
There are numerous camping spots under the shade of Linden and Elderflower trees and 6 dormitory beds in a one-room hostel. The site has wi-fi, electricity and outdoor toilets and showers.

Please bring:
Tent, if you are camping. If this is not possible, let us know and we might be able to provide a tent for you
Sleeping bag/bedding, if you are camping
Ecological body products
Swim-wear for the lake
Materials for note-taking
Special medical requirements

How to get here:
– We will arrange a taxi to collect you (approx €40)
– Alternatively, make your own way: There are good bus connections from Zagreb, Sarajevo and Belgrade to Sremska Mitrovica, where pick-up can be arranged. Trains also from Zagreb and Belgrade (not from the airport). We are just 15 minutes off the Zagreb – Belgrade motorway (E70). There is plenty of room for parking.

How to book a place:
Email us at info@balkan-retreat.com
Fill out our registration form.
Please make a €50 deposit to secure your place.

Dates: 
5 September 2019 to 9 September 2019

The Balkan Retreat is a one acre small-holding that combines arts, hospitality and a permaculture garden, situated in a tiny village in the forested hills of the Fruska Gora National Park in Serbia.

Cost: 
€400 (including all meals and accommodation)
Address: 
Zike Begojevica 31, Besenovacki Prnjavor, 22212 Besenovo, Serbia
Contact name: 
Vivien von Abendorff
Telephone number: 
07771787658

Introduction to permaculture and forest gardening at Global Gardens Project, Cardiff

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Join us for an introduction to forest gardening at Global Gardens this Saturday.

This workshop will begin with an introduction to the basics of forest gardening and permaculture principles.

We will then get active and work on creating the first layer of our edible hedge which will surround the perimeter of the site.

We'll break for lunch - bring something to share!

There will also be a chance to go home with some plants to start your own garden at home - including a range of Cardoons.

This workshop is free but we welcome donations. Suggested donation £5.

BOOK A SPOT: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/forest-gardening-at-global-gardens-ticket...

Dates: 
25 May 2019
25 May 2019
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11am-5pm
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Community growing project located on Flaxland Allotment site. Limited parking available. Bike stands. Limited wheelchair access.

Cost: 
Free
Address: 
Global Gardens Project
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