Darren Doherty - Farm Planning Program 4 days 18-21 June 2019

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Darren is one of the leading teachers in regenerative farming, combining the disciplines of Keyline Planning, Holistic Management, perennial planting, building carbon in the soil, mapping, and market access.

Regenerative farming has been developed by key people over the last 70 years such as P A Yeomans, Bill Mollison, Alan Savory, Jairo Restrepo, and Andre Voisin, and is now becoming recognised as the key tool in combatting climate change. Darren Doherty has bought together their thinking into a cohesive programme that enables farmers to plan profitable enterprises that are not only resilient in the face of a changing climate, but help build soil carbon, rehydrate landscapes and create diverse systems . His work is based on solid practical experience across a wide range of production.

His current tour is taking in NZ, France, Spain, the UK, Sweden, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Mexico. The course is aimed at commercial farms, but of interest to anyone wishing to learn more about regenerative farming and healing landscapes. Previous courses in the UK have sold out, so early booking is advised.

Cost $595 To book follow the link at the bottom of the ragmans webpage or click here: http://www.regrarians.org/product/rexi4ragmans/

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Dates: 
18 June 2019 to 21 June 2019
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Starts Tuesday 18th and finishes Friday 21st June 2019
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$595
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Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, Gloucestershire
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01594 860244
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Introduction to Off Grid Energy Systems

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Learn off-grid design principles and gain practical skills to build future systems.

  • All materials provided, including charging components
  • Bring a friend and get 10% off
  • 95% of public workshop attendees rated our course as 'excellent' or 'very good'

You will:

  • Learn what energy is - how it works today, and what’s in store for the future
  • Understand the electrical basics: current, voltage, resistance, power, series and parallel circuits.
  • Learn to test and use 12V batteries.
  • Know how to choose the right components to build circuits to power phones and laptop chargers.
  • Receive advice for further circuit and systems design and build.
  • Dig deeper into the energy dilemma - and possible solutions

No prior knowledge required!

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To combine with a Build Your Own Solar Charger workshop and save £15 go here.

All profits reinvested into our social objectives.
Demand Energy Equality is a not-for-profit dedicated to increasing energy literacy, reducing energy demand and working with others to ensure equality of energy access.

Dates: 
19 May 2019
21 July 2019
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11am - 3.30pm
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Ian Westmoreland
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£40 (concessions available)
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Unit C, 59 Ladywell Road, Lewisham, London, SE13 7UT
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Ian Westmoreland
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07980801959

Build Your Own Solar Charger

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Create your own portable solar charger from re-used materials able to power phones and USB devices

  • Take your charger home at the end of the day
  • All materials provided, including charging components
  • Bring a friend and get 10% off
  • 95% of public workshop attendees rated our course as 'excellent' or 'very good'

You will:

  • Learn what energy is - how it works today, and what’s in store for the future
  • Understand the electrical basics: current, voltage, resistance, power, series and parallel circuits
  • Build your own fully functional solar PV panels
  • Understand how to test your panel and connect charging components to use your power on the spot
  • Dig deeper into the energy dilemma - and possible solutions

No prior knowledge required!
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To book with Introduction to Off-grid Systems and save £15 go here.

All profits reinvested into our social objectives.
Demand Energy Equality is a not-for-profit dedicated to increasing energy literacy, reducing energy demand and working with others to ensure equality of energy access.

Dates: 
20 July 2019
17 August 2019
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10am - 4.30pm
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Ian Westmoreland
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Cost: 
£80 (concessions available)
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Unit C, 59 Ladywell Road, Lewisham, London, SE13 7UT
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Ian Westmoreland
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Nurture with Nature - Permaculture for Children

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This one day workshop (10am to 5pm) is an opportunity to explore some of the many ways in which permaculture can inspire children, nurture ecoliteracy and open minds to make positive choices for the future. You'll learn ways in which to use green building, energy efficiency, permaculture design, soil, water conservation, forest gardens and much more, to inform and inspire our children. Using permaculture techniques, Morag and Evans will show us how to create a holistic framework for connected learning that is fun, engaging, healthy and transformative.

THE COURSE WILL GIVE PARTICIPANTS

Understanding of why permaculture (sustainabilty) education is so important for children

A toolbox of strategies and methods for teaching to different ages

WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

Teachers, parents, caregivers and education leaders. No previous experience of permaculture is necessary but an interest in how nature can educate is a must!

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR

Notebook and pen; outdoor clothing and footwear.

Hot drinks are available for purchase but bring your own snacks and lunch.

This course will take place indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.

ABOUT THE TUTORS

Morag Gamble and Evan Raymond live in their owner-built home at Crystal Waters Ecovillage, Australia, surrounded by their award-winning permaculture garden. They are educators, designers, advisors, speakers, writers and activists for earthcare, people care and fair share. They are founders of the Permaculture Education Institute, Northey Street City Farm and the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network.

Dates: 
12 April 2019
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10 am
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£20 ( Early bird)

Social Permaculture

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Tools for designing sustainable communities and organisations. 

This course will explore permaculture as a tool for designing communities and organisations. Social permaculture is about connection – between people, economies, and governing structures – and creating the conditions for humans to flourish on a societal level and to develop beneficial relationships with the ecosystems which sustain us.

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7 December 2019 to 14 December 2019
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Earth Activism & Social Permaculture

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Bringing together the energetic forces of Starhawk, Alfred Decker and two pioneering permaculture projects, La Bolina and La Loma Viva, this special gathering will take us on a journey of transformation - regenerating inner and outer landscapes to manifest a new earth paradigm.

With Starhawk, Alfred Decker, Alex Kruger, and members of La Loma Viva and La Bolina 

Dates: 
4 September 2019 to 11 September 2019
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Starhawk, Alex Kruger
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750-790€
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Empowered Communication // Nonviolent Communication Workshop

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An interactive, eye-opening and practical one day course in communication and creating positive change. Whether in your family and personal life, organisation, business or local community, or more widely on a global, systemic scale, the way you communicate and the conversation you have, shapes your world and the world we share.

Change can be good, but change can be scary. Sophie Docker, Nonviolent Communication and Restorative practices specialist, has developed this unique workshop where we will learn and practice skills where everyone’s needs are respected, where we can create change without making others wrong.

Using a toolkit of processes and communication techniques, Sophie will show us how to guide and lead the change, whether internal or external, with power and empathy; how to get the outcome we desire, with compassion and conviction, without giving up on what is important to us.

How we frame the challenges we face is fundamental to both the impact and experience we are likely to have. We will explore what is going on internally and within our relationships when we communicate, and learn to develop awareness that supports self-connection as well as deepening and enriching our relationships with others.

Dates: 
13 September 2019
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Sophie Docker
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£50
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Droxford Road, East Meon, Hampshire GU32 1HR
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Suz Lambert
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0170 823166
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The Wonders of Woodchip

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This workshop will explore some of the many practical uses of woodchip on farms. Including the management of on-farm resources for woodchip. We will explore and learn about different ways to use woodchip on a farm; including as a soil improver, woodchip compost, animal bedding and as a source of fuel. The day will finish with a tour of the Hampshire Woodfuel Cooperative’s woodfuel hub at Down Farm. http://downfarmodiham.co.uk/biomass-woodchip/

Dates: 
27 March 2019
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10:00 – 15:00
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FREE
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Working With Lithium Batteries

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From small mobile battery packs to household battery banks to electric vehicles to grid scale storage, we are relying more and more on batteries as a crucial party of our energy system. And with distributed renewable energy becoming more common, there's never been a greater emphasis on the importance of storing electricity.

This half day workshop will take a look at some of the everyday applications for lithium batteries, how they work, what differences there are between different types of lithium cells, what the risks and dangers are, and how the way they are used is changing. We will show how to recover lithium cells from old laptop batteries to build your own power bank, and explain how you might use them in your own DIY energy projects.

You will:

  • Learn what energy is - how it works today, and what’s in store for the future
  • Understand the electrical basics: current, voltage, resistance, power, series and parallel circuits
  • Build your own USB power bank!
  • Understand how to recover and test lithium battery cells
  • Dig deeper into the energy dilemma - and possible solutions

No prior knowledge required!

For more information on our courses go here.

To book a place go here.

To book with Build Your Own Solar Charger and save £15 go here.

All profits reinvested into our social objectives.
Demand Energy Equality is a not-for-profit dedicated to increasing energy literacy, reducing energy demand and working with others to ensure equality of energy access.

Dates: 
21 April 2019
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11am - 4pm
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Ian Westmoreland
Cost: 
£40 (concessions available)
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Unit C, 59 Ladywell Road, Lewisham, London, SE13 7UT
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Ian Westmoreland
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Solar irrigation for allotments and community gardens

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Learn the principles of designing, building and installing small off grid solar energy systems to power water pumps for irrigating crops, and more.

This half day workshop will explore how to correctly size your energy system to match your irrigation needs, and how to get the most out of it.

If you are interested in learning about off grid energy systems, this workshop will allow you to get hands-on access to basic low-cost components.

As with all Demand Energy Equality's DIY workshops, you will learn what energy is and what it can do, and gain an understanding of the electrical basics: current, voltage, resistance, power, and series and parallel circuits.

The workshop will take place at the DEE studio in Ladywell, and will start at 11am, and finish around 4pm.

- All materials are included.
- No previous experience required.

Book a place for £40 (concessions are available)
https://www.demandenergyequality.org/bookings/solar-irrigation-for-allot...

Dates: 
1 June 2019
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11am - 4pm
Teachers
Ian Westmoreland
Cost: 
£40 (concessions available)
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Unit C, 59 Ladywell Road, Lewisham, London, SE13 7UT
Contact name: 
Ian Westmoreland
Telephone number: 
07980801959