A two day hands-on workshop in Cloughmills Incredible Edible community garden, Co. Antrim.
With guest tutor Kathleen O'Hara Farren on 'Social Permaculture'.
Focussed on maintenance and development of the Permaculture gardens, working with/as community, using 'Social Permaculture' and exploring some of the basic concepts of a Permaculture approach.
This workshop will suit any keen or beginner gardener, anyone involved or interested in community gardens, anyone with an interest in fresh local food, those working in community and collaborative projects, and anyone who would like an introduction to permaculture through gardening.
We will cover these topics and more through mainly action-led learning as well as some classroom based sessions.
- What is Permaculture?
- How can we use Permaculture in the garden and socially, in our community projects?
- Useful perennial plants & forest garden systems
- 'No-dig' annual vegetable growing.
- Planting, Sowing from seed, Divisions, Cuttings.
- Preparing and eating the food we grow!
- Design, Planting and maintenance of a Permaculture garden.
- And more...
Places are limited to 15 people so please let us know if you are intending to join.
We are offering a sliding scale for this weekend:
Full cost: £60 (for salaried people or organisations)
Lower waged: £40
Unemployed and/or living within a 5mile radius: £20
There are also 1 or 2 'work-exchange places' free of charge in exchenge for helping to organise things the day(s) before or during the weekend. Please contact Patrick for more info on this
Tutors: Hannah Mole www.hannahmole.com plus guest tutor Katheen O'Hara Farren on 'Social Permaculture'
Booking in advance is requested to reserve your place:
Please contact Patrick +447786527732 or firstname.lastname@example.org for booking details
*Permaculture is a way of living which makes efficient use of our biological resources -water, soil, plants, animals etc.
With Permaculture we can design sustainable and regenerative human habitats.
In doing so we need to take a multidiciplinary approach to design, so while food, and how it's grown (and who grows it and where it is grown) is a major focus, so too is shelter, architecture, technology, production of other resources such as fibres and fuels as well as how we as humans live and work together.
In this course we will be focussing on perennial & annual food systems and working together in community.
**A Permaculture 'Principle'