Introduction to Permaculture

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Permaculture Taster Day
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Saturday, 9th March 2013
£30 or £20 (concessions for unemployed and senior citizens)

Permaculture Introduction Weekend
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27/28th April 2013
Residential rate: £120 or £100 (concession rate)
Non-residential rate: £100 or £80 (concession rate)

Both events are held at The Quadrangle

What is Permaculture?

By observing the natural world we can see a set of principles at work. Permaculture design uses these principles to develop integrated systems that provide for our needs of food, shelter, energy and community in ways that are healthy and efficient. We can use permaculture design methods to improve the quality and productivity of our individual lives, our society and our environment.

Come and learn in a fun and practical way about the many ideas and examples that have been developing in the worldwide Permaculture movement!

Permaculture design is a way of working with nature to make a better world for all. This course will focus on positive and creative responses to climate change and sustainability. Permaculture design uses nature’s principles to develop systems in our homes, gardens and work that provide for our needs in ways that are healthy and efficient.

We can use permaculture design methods to improve the quality and productivity of our individual lives, our society and our environment.
From the introduction weekend you can expect sessions on:

• Ethics and principles

• Design skills applied to food growing

• Examples of permaculture the UK and beyond

• An observation exercise

• Video case studies

• A practical exercise

• An overview of the permaculture network and your local projects.

• Next steps for you to design where you live.

Course will be facilitated by Alastair MacKenzie who has been working with permaculture design for 8 years, in London, Mexico and Devon. Plus a tbc co-facilitator!

If you have any questions or want to book a place, please send an email to alastair.mackenzie@gmail.com.

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Next Friends and Volunteers Days

Wishing you sunny autumnal wishes as we are currently blessed with golden lights reflected in beautiful warm colours of red and yellow leaves that are being blown around in front of our window.

On Saturday, 24th of November 10am to 4pm, we are hosting a Friends and Volunteers day at the Quadrangle Forest Garden.

We are planning to do some tending and gardening together and enjoy the beauty of this riverside forest garden gem! We’ll be preparing the trees for winter, mulching some grass areas to prepare for spring planting and making some compost heaps.

There will be a nice wintery soup and bread for lunch, and lovely tea and biscuits for tea breaks. Please check the website of the Quadrangle for the
address and for further details on how to get there by train.

Future friends and volunteers days will be in the following dates*

13th of December (CANCELLED!)
12th of January
9th of February
10th of March

*dates might change, please keep an eye out for updates on our blog.

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