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Next week! Sunday 19th November
Booking at Irish Seed Savers
Permaculture Design is an ethical approach to planning and creating more sustainable ways of living. It's focus is on thoughtful arrangement of elements on a site for best functionality, efficient resource use, maximum resource production and minimum energy inputs!
It also offers a holistic way of thinking and seeing the world around us as completely interconnected, as such it is used in many contexts- education, community, health, land stewardship, and so on, - it really is a new-old practical paradigm shift!
This 1 day workshop will be based mainly on land based application of Permaculture design, it will offer a pragmatic introduction to the what and the how of Permaculture; an overview of the main concepts and principles and patterns involved and how to use them.
It will be of interest to
anyone wanting to understand the basics of Permaculture,
those looking to use Permaculture to design and ecologically manage a piece of land at any scale be it garden, farm, community or commercial
and those who work (or play!) in related areas that could integrate this approach such as landscaping, gardening, farming, waste management etc...
We will focus on getting to grips with the foundational principles, where they come from, how they are applied to a project
and some key design considerations that together will enable you to see your project from a Permaculture perspective; to think in patterns, to best place elements in your project for maximum efficiency, and to make the most of natural resources, and to work with rather than against nature.
It will be interactive, lighthearted, informative and applicable.
Booking at Irish seed savers
This is the full UK-approved Permaculture Design Certificate course, covering Permaculture principles and applications in both urban and rural locations. It has the same content and many of the same tutors as our summer intensive 12 day PDC but is more modular in nature and 7 of the 11 days are in Dublin City centre locations. (The aim is making a PDC more accessible for working people, parents, unemployed people, and for those for whom 12 days camping/glamping would be daunting.)
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September
Cost: 100 euro for non garden members, (with a 50 euro deposit option -pay balance on the day)
Click here to book your place - 15 places available.
A two day workshop with Permaculture teacher Hannah Mole and Flanagan’s fields’ community gardeners, supported by Slow Food Dublin. Focusing on using Permaculture design as an environmental approach to urban gardening and food production.
-Key Permaculture design concepts- Starting points, what to consider, natural design patterns.
-Key practical skills - composting, water harvesting, food growing, seed saving, etc
-Useful and Inspirational Ideas - upcycling, portable gardens for renters, visioning and community decision making, companion planting, and more...
Learning How to:
- Maximize the potential of small spaces
- Build and maintain low or no-cost gardens
- Produce fresh local food
- Design and create your own beautiful and productive urban - garden, yard, balcony or window sill!
- Design productive and functional urban landscapes.
Flanagans Fields Community Garden has been run by volunteers and gardeners from the local community for the last seven years. This garden is a great example of how community can benefit from urban greening and the regeneration of urban land. It has become a living site for experimentation, education and community gathering with an ever growing number of collaborators, volunteers and gardeners generously contributing their time, knowledge and passion.
‘Permaculture gardening goes far beyond ‘landscaping’ or maintaining a vegetable plot. In an urban context it works to integrate the abundant resources of people and community, city ‘waste’ streams, unique micro-climates, and more, with growing healthy and nutritious food locally, creating art and celebration, and building community in ways that are environmentally regenerative- providing refuge for pollinators (and humans!), contributing to air quality, responsibly collecting and using rainwater and so on, and on top of that, are beautiful too!’
In this workshop you will learn the nuts and bolts of a permaculture approach: the patterns and principles drawn from natural eco-systems which help us to design our own productive, functional, resilient and creative spaces.
It will be useful to anyone with an active interest in environmental and productive urban gardening or landscaping in a private or community garden and in public spaces.
*****************Advanced booking essential******************
Cost of workshop:
100 euro for non garden members
50 euro deposit option (pay balance on the day)
25 euro suggested Donation for garden members
Tea/coffee, Snacks and Lunch are provided both days
Contact details for more info:
Roisin 00353 85 8217318
'Satellite Satellite' is a nomadic arts initiative concerned with community outreach, education, environmental issues and the value of tradition. It is an incarnation of Satellite Studios which once had its home on the northside of Dublin.
12 day total immersion UK Permaculture Association accredited Permaculture Design Course
17th to 30th June 2017
This PDC at Carraig Dúlra Permaculture, embraces head, heart and hands-on learning, offering a transformative and immersive educational experience at this 4 acre Permaculture small-holding in the South East of Ireland.
The interconnection of our carefully chosen tutor team provides a diversity of perspectives from living examples of “Permaculture in practice”. Their years of experience and wisdom weaves together with all the Permaculture theory and design you would expect from the core curriculum of a UK Permaculture Association accredited Permaculture design course.
Course fee is on a sliding scale:
Standard fee (waged): €1000 // €1200 good waged // €800 low waged //
There are also a limited number of places for unwaged people at €600; these are funded by the standard and good wage fees above.
Carraig Dúlra is an approved training provider with Irish social welfare. Irish residents in receipt of a social welfare payment may be eligible for a training grant for the PDC from their local social welfare office of up to €500. Get in touch with us and your local office as early as possible as processing these grants takes from 4-6 weeks depending on the office. To secure a place you will need to pay a minimum of €100 by arrangement. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact us for more information or if you have any questions about our fee scale.
The carefully designed education environment of Carraig Dúlra, the tutor team and course content will empower you to apply Permaculture design to your own garden, household, farm, business, community project and even your own life path.
This course is fully accredited by the UK Permaculture Association Permaculture Association Britain, which means that on successful completion of the course participants will be awarded an internationally recognised Permaculture Design Certificate which will enable you todevelop your practice as a Permaculture design consultant, or educator through your own practice and with the option of continuing your professional development via a Diploma in Permaculture design
Back again for the third time by popular demand -this Introduction to Permaculture workshop in Co. Mayo focuses on working with so-called 'marginal' land.
We had a really fun and productive weekend in March, and we are looking forward to this, the last of the season in Mayo April 29th & 30th.
Reflecting on the February and the March workshop, participants said....
'Thanks to everyone involved, for making this a worthwhile weekend.
Highly to be recommended for content, practical work, food ( wish I
could have tasted some of the fantastic items, including the beetroot
brownies), & teamwork'
'Really enjoyed the weekend and got a good strong foundation of permaculture and how it fits into the landscape'
'Thankyou you all for a wonderful and inspiring weekend.. I'm hooked!!! '
For bookings and workshop details please see the Tir na nOg website and any queries or questions about the workshop just give us a shout!
A truly 'green' alternative saint patricks weekend, As part of The Living Land Series.
Celebrating Ireland -our beautiful and unique climate and landscape, and our culture of community.
Learn from nature to live and work in tune with this island and it’s abundant natural resources.
Use Permaculture design -a practical approach to creating productive and functional eco-systems for garden, farm, community and beyond.
Two day workshop with Hannah Mole and Istvan Markuly
Cost: 100 euro including lunch both days.
Contact: Please email email@example.com for booking details and further information.
It's been a very busy start to 2017! I haven't been finding much time to keep this updated, there is SO much happening all over Ireland, it's brilliant! Sowing seeds of Permaculture across the country...
So just to check in, here's a quick summary for you of upcoming events for the next couple of months -more details about the courses are here,
11th & 12th 2 day workshop Introduction to Permaculture on marginal land at Tir Na nOg, Co. Mayo
18th & 19th 2 day workshop Introduction to Permaculture, at An Sanctoir, West Cork -more details coming soon- email to express your interest.....
1st & 2nd Permaculture and community Gardening at Cloughmills community garden, Co. Antrim
29th & 30th 2 day workshop Introduction to Permaculture on marginal land at Tir Na nOg, Co. Mayo
Sunday 7th International Permaculture day -what shall we do?
20th-21st 2 day workshop D.I.Y Living and Permaculture Design at Lackan cottage farm Co. Down.
17th-30th Annual 2 week intensive Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Carraig Dulra in Wicklow
In addition to the courses and workshops there are LOADS of events and courses with other teachers going on around the country, including the wonderful annual Permaculture Gathering which will be in Donegal this year in August 11th - 13th, there are run-up events to that on site so keep an eye on the Permaculture Gathering facebook page for updates...
And of course the Permaculture Ireland facebook page is a good place to be for getting notifications of events of all sorts around the country....
Apologies to those of you who have signed up to my non-existent mailing list... It's on the to-do list along with a lot of other things, but It's getting closer so hopefully you will receive news straight to you email in the near future!!
In the meantime please feel free to email me with any news or inquiries... I am always happy to hear from you and do my best to respond promptly!
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