A practical introduction to Permaculture
At Lackan Cottage Permaculture Smallholding, Rathfriland, near Newry, County Down.
Permaculture explores practical ways in which we can provide food, shelter, energy & well being, for ourselves & our community, while also regenerating the health & wealth of this ecosystem of which we are a part.
In this weekend workshop we will work with some of the basic principles underlying permaculture design. We will explore their practical application at Lackan cottage where there are forest gardens, animals, water harvesting, woodlands, compost toilets, natural building, & more....
Participants will also get to grips with using the principles for themselves through some real life projects at the farm that need input.
We'll be on & in the landscape, connecting with our surroundings & with each other, we'll be starting from scratch, and coming back down to earth, working with nature to create simple solutions to meet our needs... In other words...
This will be a practical, heads, hearts & hands on workshop! so bring your wellies, and an open mind....
I'm delighted to be working with Steve & Claire at Lackan Cottage for this workshop.
It's a beautiful spot, and they've done a great job so far designing & working on the place from a permaculture perspective.
The 6 acre site includes wild & planted woodlands, pasture, hedgerows, forest gardens, vegetable gardens, chickens, horses, natural building, ponds, & much much more!
It really is a great example of permaculture design in practise. There's loads to learn here & Steve & Claires energy & vision is really inspiring.
I'm looking forward to spending some more time there, curious to see who will join us for the weekend & hopeful for fine weather!
The full cost for the weekend is 90 pounds, (30 pound deposit secures you a place)
Concession costs are available (let us know why you’d like to be considered for a concession)
And, as an experiment, we are also welcoming barter or part-barter for your place on the course. Do get in touch with questions, offers and suggestions!
79 Lackan Road, BT32 5HR Ballyroney, Newry And Mourne, County Down.
Participants are welcome to camp on site on Friday and Saturday nights, a secure camping area onsite, with composting toilets is available. so please bring a tent and plenty of warm bedding!
If you'd prefer to stay in a local B & B contact us & we will send you details of places in the area.
We will provide light lunches (soups) on Saturday & Sunday, a vegetarian meal on the Saturday night, and as much tea as you can drink throughout the weekend!
You are welcome to arrive from 4pm on the Friday.
The workshop begins on Friday 26th September at 7pm, so please arrive in plenty of time to set up your tent and settle in if you are camping.
It will run all day Saturday, with a light session included after the evening meal, We will finish up at 4 pm on Sunday 28th September.
A 30 pound deposit is required to secure your place on this course, please contact Steve stevepbyrne [at] gmail.com for payment details.