An introductory course in permaculture, usually over a weekend.

Permaculture holiday in Spain

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The Mensajero Foundation offers a course on permaculture, or sustainable agriculture, for those with little or no experience on the subject. The course is based upon the work of Patrick Whitefield.

It is a practical, hands-on course where you will learn the basic principles of permaculture by visiting farms and country homes where they work with these methods and carry out projects inspired by these disciplines.

There also will be the opportunity to take part in other complementary activities such as experiencing relaxation techniques, making traditional cheeses, Mediterranean cooking, visiting local villages, Chi kung, Latin dance, and more!

Maximum: 8 – 10 persons

For more information, prices, and bookings contact Fernando Moreno by email: at [email protected] Hope to see you soon!

Dates: 
6 September 2010 to 12 September 2010

Our intention is that you should enjoy a holiday and have authentic experiences in Spain including excursions to the National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and to the historic Moorish Albaicín district of Granada. We will stay in a private home, where there is a swimming pool for our use and where we will live together as an intentional community, learning and sharing together with a common vision.

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Introduction to Permaculture, North London

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The first in a series of exciting collaborations between
Cecil Sharp House, London Permaculture and Spiralseed. It will cover Permaculture ethics and
principles, introduce design tools and methods and include participants
being set practical tasks and design exercises.
Permaculture is about our relationship with our shared environment, about what nature can teach us and how best to apply what we learn. These ethics and principles can be applied in urban or rural settings.

Dates: 
13 June 2010 to 20 June 2010
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The course runs on 2 Sundays, the 13th and the 20th June.
Teachers
Graham Burnett and Stefan Geyer

The course will be
focused on applying Permaculture to the building and grounds of Cecil
Sharp House.

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Introduction to Permaculture, Argyll

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This one day workshop serves as an introductory session to the 72 hour design course which begins on 28 August and runs for one weekend a month through to January 2012 (last weekend of each month except December) We ask all students to undertake the Introduction day to ensure this is the right course for them and those that do will get preference for booking on the full course.

Dates: 
19 June 2010
Teachers
Lusi Alderslowe
Cost: 
£30
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Permaculture Introductory Weekend, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire

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This residential weekend introduction to permaculture will
include; sustainable design principles and ethics, organic gardening,
optional tai chi sessions, 'hands on' practical experience and more.
Organic food will be provided on Saturday and Sunday.

Dates: 
7 May 2010 to 9 May 2010
Teachers
Graham Burnett, Ken Kelso

Fen End Farm is a 117-acre mixed farm set in the ‘big-sky’ country
of the edge of the Fens, just 7 miles from Cambridge. Over the past 7
years the farm has been converted to organic production, a 6kw wind
turbine has been installed, and with the help of volunteers 3km of
hedge and 1000 deciduous trees have been planted.

Introduction to Permaculture

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On the course you will be equipped with practical techniques and strategies to apply permaculture design in your home, garden, work place and local community. With the price of oil and food escalating this design methodology will be invaluable in the future of energy conservation.
Over the two days we demonstrate how to apply permaculture ethics and principles to your design projects. We cover: the input and outputs of your home and garden, observational design, sustainable food growing, we will have two group practicals and watch two permaculture related DVDs.

We visit two permaculture projects in York: The Stables edible garden and The Lolliplot, a communal garden for children with hearing loss. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions.

Dates: 
29 May 2010 to 30 May 2010

Items to bring on the day are waterproof clothing and warm clothes for the visits, camera, notepad or paper, pens and pencils. Please bring food for a shared lunch.

Cost: 
£120 (concessions available)
Contact Name: 
Chris Chidlow
Telephone number: 
01904 629 936

Residential Introduction to Permaculture Weekend

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Informal, relaxed and participatory course including indoor and outdoor sessions including talks and discussions, slideshows, nature walks, visits, group work, practical projects, games. For a review of a previous course see:- http://www.permaculture-wales.org.uk/index.php/guest-writers/96-review-o...

Dates: 
4 June 2010 to 6 June 2010
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The cost of the course includes accomodation, two evening meals and breakfasts. Weekend courses are from Friday night (6pm onward arrival) until Sunday 5pm.

The farm uses Permaculture principles to guide its development. There are, amoungst other things apple juice, shitake mushroom log and willow enterprises based there and they run a variety of residential courses from cider making to living willow structures. It is a short walk to the beautiful River Wye and local pubs.

Cost: 
£110 - £65 sliding scale depending on income
Contact Name: 
Ruth O'Brien
Telephone number: 
07949 294364

Residential Introduction to Permaculture Weekend

Summary information
field_summary: 

Informal, relaxed and participatory course including indoor and outdoor sessions including talks and discussions, slideshows, nature walks, visits, group work, practical projects, games.

For a review of a previous course see:- http://www.permaculture-wales.org.uk/index.php/guest-writers/96-review-o...

Dates: 
17 April 2010 to 19 April 2010
More dates and times information: 
The cost of the course includes accomodation, two evening meals and breakfasts. Weekend courses are from Friday night (6pm onward arrival) until Sunday 5pm.

The farm uses Permaculture principles to guide its development. There are, amoungst other things apple juice, shitake mushroom log and willow enterprises based there and they run a variety of residential courses from cider making to living willow structures. It is a short walk to the beautiful River Wye and local pubs.

Cost: 
£110 - £65 sliding scale depending on income.
Contact Name: 
Ruth O'Brien
Telephone number: 
07949 294364