Pruning for Winter

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9.30 am - 4 pm With Graham Bell and local horticulturalist Mark Heatley
Health & Safety, what to prune, how and when

Dates: 
6 February 2020
6 February 2020
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For further info Graham Bell 01890 88 2448 graham@grahambell.org
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See http://grahambell.org.uk/permaculture-courses/courses-ch
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The Garden Cottage, Lees Stables
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Graham Bell
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Children in Permaculture PRACTITIONERS Course

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This in depth course will give participants a toolbox of ways to engage children in permaculture using a holistic, creative approach which involves children in the whole process as a partner in their learning.

REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/28jQ71G4dmrUz6Qj6
MORE INFO: http://childreninpermaculture.com/events/cip-tot/

The aim of the course is for participants to have a thorough understanding of the Children in Permaculture pedagogy, activities, curriculum and permaculture design tools, such that they can create a portfolio for their next step towards becoming a CiP Trainer. The portfolio will include a Permaculture Design for a children's garden and a Session plan for working with children. Both these designs would be of the standard of a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design, and can be submitted as one of the ten designs for the diploma. On completion of the practitioners training course and the portfolio, graduates will be official 'CiP practitioners' which means that they will be able to work with children as 'Children in Permaculture practitioners' on courses, events etc.

It is for people who have completed a Permaculture Design Course (72 hour or approximately 12 day course) and the CiP two day introduction course (if you haven't completed this introductory course, it is on the 21st & 22nd April 2020 at the same venue).

The prices are:
Early bird:
Unwaged £150 (maximum 2 places)
Low waged (up to £13k household income) £350 (maximum 10 places)
Waged: £488
Organisations and Good wage: £613
To receive the early bird you must have completed the booking form AND paid at least the deposit (50% full fee) before 6th March 2020.

Bookings after 6th March are 20% higher:
Unwaged £180 (maximum 2 places)
Low waged (up to £13k household income) £420
Waged: £586
Organisations and Good wage: £735

REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/28jQ71G4dmrUz6Qj6
MORE INFO: http://childreninpermaculture.com/events/cip-tot/

Dates: 
23 April 2020 to 28 April 2020
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Starting at 12 noon on Thu 23rd April until 4pm on Tue 28th April. With celebration that evening and departure possible on Wednesday 29th. There will be a half day off on Sunday 26th.
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Gaye Amus and Lusi Alderslowe
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Early bird:Unwaged £150, Low wage £350, Wage £488, Good £613
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Apple tree grafting workshop

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We will show you techniques of grafting fruit trees and provide tools, rootstocks and grafting materials so that you can create your own apple trees. The price includes your grafted tree, but you can graft more for the cost of the rootstock.

Dates: 
29 March 2020
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10am to 1pm
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£15.00
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Bridge Farm, Snitterby Carr, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. DN21 4UU
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Patty Phillips
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01673 818272
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Engaging Children in Permaculture Introduction Course

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A two day course for school & nursery teachers, forest school leaders, nature kindergarten teachers, parents and other educators to engage children in all aspects of permaculture. Composed of both indoor and outdoor sessions we will learn how to spend times with children which are child-centred and/or child-led.

This course is a pre-requisite for attending the CiP practitioners course which follows (23rd to 28th April, see here: http://childreninpermaculture.com/events/).

We will find out how permaculture ethics and principles can be applied to education, in how we speak, the activities we engage in and in the spaces we design.

We will discover some great benefits of outdoor learning, including relevant research, and learn how to create session plans which engage the whole child: eyes, heart, hands and head, through active participation in a session learning about soil.

We will look at different garden designs both in school and home gardens and get involved in practical activity.

We will learn about the different activities that we can do with children and, more importantly, think about how the way we approach the child can enable us to think of infinite possible activities.

This two day training course is the product of the three year European ‘Children in Permaculture’ project in which best practice has been shared across the continent from Finland to Italy, Scotland to Romania:

​“The future of our planet depends on a change of consciousness, in which the people and the resources of the natural world are no longer taken for granted and exploited without considering long term impacts. Supporting children from early childhood to develop a sensitive, compassionate and cooperative relationship with each other and the natural world is a crucial step in generating this new consciousness” (p. 1, The Children in Permaculture Manual; Alderslowe, Amus & Deshaies, 2018).

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE: https://forms.gle/4iYdm8c8bNCQKHgS9

Dates: 
21 April 2020
22 April 2020
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9:30am to 4:30pm on Tuesday 21st April and Wednesday 22nd April
Teachers
Lusi Alderslowe
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Unwaged £40, Low waged £100, Waged £150, Good waged £200
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Pruning

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We will look at restorative pruning of mature trees, regular pruning of shaped trees and initial pruning of young trees.

It is by kind permission from the Mayhew family that we will have access to their well established orchards. There are a variety of trees in different stages of growth so there will be a lot to learn about here and plenty of opportunity for hands on experience.

This course will also cover tool use and maintenance and health and safety.

Please Note ; Pruning courses are always subject to weather and may be cancelled at short notice.

Dates: 
20 February 2020
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9.30 - 3
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40, 60, 75, 100... Depending on Income.
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Planning Your Vegetable Garden Workshop

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Start planning your vegetable garden - learn how to design and build raised beds for following the 'no-dig' system of organic growing. Discover which crops to grow, how to select seeds and when to start. This is the first workshop in series through the spring on Fridays and Saturday afternoons.

Dates: 
14 February 2020
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1.30 to 4.30 pm
Cost: 
£20.00
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Contact name: 
Helen Pitel
Telephone number: 
01453 762957

Permaculture Gardening Day

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Spend a day in a Permaculture kitchen garden learning about 'no-dig', organic growing methods. We will look at soil and fertility building,compost making, green manures and liquid feeding. Explore methods to get the most out of your garden - intercropping, polyculture, and vertical spaces. This is 'regenerative gardening', which helps restore the planet, captures carbon, provides a haven for wildlife and gives us healthy food. This is a day of inspiration and ideas - suitable for complete beginners and those who know a little bit about Permaculture.

Dates: 
4 April 2020
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10.00am to 4.00pm
Cost: 
£55 including a light lunch
Contact name: 
Helen Pitel
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01453 762957

Understanding Soils Part 1 and Part 2

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Two sessions on Saturday afternoons 2.00 to 5.00pm 1st February and 8th February 2020. This is an introduction to the amazing world of soil science- beneath our feet is a complex ecosystem which is bursting with life, and is the key to our own healthy nutrition. In session 1 we learn about soil components and test your own soil sample for texture. In session 2 we explore soil life in more detail, the complexity of soils and how we can keep them healthy. Includes pH testing of your own soil sample. We explore the threats to soil, and the important role it plays in storing carbon to counter climate change.

Dates: 
1 February 2020 to 8 February 2020
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Two Saturday afternoons 2.00 to 5.00pm. 1st and 8th February
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£25 for each session - total £50
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Helen Pitel
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01453 762957

Introduction to Off Grid Energy Systems

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Learn off-grid design principles and gain practical skills to build future systems.

  • All materials provided, including charging components
  • Bring a friend and get 10% off
  • 95% of public workshop attendees rated our course as 'excellent' or 'very good'

You will:

  • Learn what energy is - how it works today, and what’s in store for the future
  • Understand the electrical basics: current, voltage, resistance, power, series and parallel circuits.
  • Learn to test and use 12V batteries.
  • Know how to choose the right components to build circuits to power phones and laptop chargers.
  • Receive advice for further circuit and systems design and build.
  • Dig deeper into the energy dilemma - and possible solutions

No prior knowledge required!

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To combine with a Build Your Own Solar Charger workshop and save £15 go here.

All profits reinvested into our social objectives.
Demand Energy Equality is a not-for-profit dedicated to increasing energy literacy, reducing energy demand and working with others to ensure equality of energy access.

Dates: 
22 March 2020
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11am - 3.30pm
Teachers
Ian Westmoreland
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Cost: 
£40 (concessions available)
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Unit C, 59 Ladywell Road, Lewisham, London, SE13 7UT
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Ian Westmoreland
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07980801959
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DIY Bike Power workshop

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In this half day group workshop we will be providing an introduction to building basic 12v pedal-powered generators, and exploring how they can be used.

Together we will build generators that can turn human power into electricity with the addition of a regular bicycle, using simple materials and a range of hand tools. We will then set up the system and test it on a range of appliances, lighting bulbs and running a small projector using nothing but the energy provided by a couple of active human beings.

If you are interested in learning about renewable energy systems, this workshop will allow you to get hands-on access to bike generation technology. As with all our DIY energy workshops, you will learn what energy is and what it can do, and gain an understanding of the electrical basics: current, voltage, resistance, power, and series and parallel circuits.

The workshop will take place at the DEE studio in Ladywell, and will start at 11pm, and finish around 3.30pm.

  • All materials are included.
  • No previous experience required.

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To book with a Build Your Own Solar Charger workshop and save £15 go here.

All profits reinvested into our social objectives.
Demand Energy Equality is a not-for-profit dedicated to increasing energy literacy, reducing energy demand and working with others to ensure equality of energy access.

Dates: 
16 February 2020
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11am - 3.30pm
Teachers
Ian Westmoreland
Cost: 
£40 (concessions available)
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Address: 
Unit C, 59 Ladywell Road, Lewisham, London, SE13 7UT
Contact name: 
Ian Westmoreland
Telephone number: 
07980801959