Jun Making: a Fermentable Harvest

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This workshop is for experienced and new fermenters and looks at the process of making scoby (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), fermented honey tea (Jun) and also covers the use of local and exotic fermentable fruits, spices, and herbs, foraging and tasting produce.

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Dates: 
30 June 2018
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10am-3pm
Teachers
Bridget O’Brien and Dr. Charlie Brennan
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£10-£50
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Offgrid energy: Solar sound systems

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Learn the design principles behind 12V sound systems, and how to use solar energy to power them, whatever their size.

This half day practical workshop will explore how to put together a solar powered sound system for all occasions, from small speakers in the park to festival sound stages. Learn how to get the most bang for your buck, and create sweet sounds from pure sunlight. The workshop will cover all the basic equipment needed to build your own low-cost off grid power source.

  • All materials are included.
  • No previous experience required.
  • 11am - 4pm.

Book a place for £40 - concessions are available:
https://www.demandenergyequality.org/bookings/solar-sound-systems

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: 
17 June 2018
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11am - 4pm
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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Cultural Emergence Design Course -Canada

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Cultural Emergence is a toolkit for positive cultural change. This training will give you the confidence and skills to design any aspect of your life. We will be using the Design Web to create a design for ourselves as well as exploring how it can best be used in different scenarios. You will leave with a design for integrating Cultural Emergence into your life at many levels. During our time together we will focus on how we can dedicate our energy to finding solutions for ourselves and the world. This will be a richly nourishing, empowering and truly life transforming course.

Dates: 
28 September 2018
3 October 2018
Teachers
Delvin Solkinson

Permaculture for Professionals

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In this course we will apply ecological thinking & permaculture to the design of effective organizations that sustainably manage their spaces and resources. Join a group of international design consultants and together explore how we can apply the rules that make natural systems so productive to the workplace, changing how organizations plan, organize, make decisions, manage resources, and respond to change. Applying ecosystemic understanding can catalyze the transformation towards a future where humans have a regenerative impact on the planet and simultaneously better quality of life.

Curriculum Includes
- Principles of ecology, natural patterns & applications
- Design tools from: permaculture, ecological design thinking, systems science
- Workplace, social, and organizational applications
- Sustainable resource management: water, soil, energy, people
- Design exercises and case studies

About the Venue
Quinta do Vale da Lama, located near the south coast of Portugal, has been implementing Permaculture for 8 years. Camping accomodation with hot showers, indoor classroom & dining, vegetarian local/organic meals included in the tuition. More info: www.valedalama.net

About the Facilitators
The course is taught a by a diverse team including our local permaculture teacher, Lesley Martin from Transition Monchique, with 15 years' teaching experience, Hugo Oliveira from ORLA Design with an MA in Ecological Design Thinking, and Mirka Hlavacova, from the Vale da Lama education team.

Dates: 
10 June 2018 to 17 June 2018
Teachers
Lesley Martin, Hugo Oliveira and Mirka Hlavacova
Cost: 
500€
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(+351) 965 738 576

Designing Edible Spaces

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Productive, low maintenance, ecological, aesthetic, edible spaces

Would you like to be:
* Growing your own food but feel you don’t have space or the time?
* Eating more organic food but think it’s too expensive?

This course will give you the design skills and knowledge to transform your garden or urban space into an abundant, edible garden, that is full of food, friendly to wildlife, looks good, and needs little maintenance.

Topics/Solutions Covered on this Course
Food Production
* Edible Gardens, Forest Gardens & Edible Landscapes
* Edible Mushroom Growing
* Edible Hedges
* Fruit trees/bushes – varieties
* Home Orchards & Community Orchards
* Vegetable Gardens, Container Gardens, Covered Growing
* Vertical growing

Water Systems
* Ponds & Greywater
* Self-watering containers/sub-irrigated planters
* Rainwater & Irrigation

Animal Systems
* Backyard Chickens & Ducks
* Freerange and Rotational Systems
* Beneficial Insect Plantings

Soils & Fertility
* No-dig
* Composting Systems & Wormeries
* Natural Fertilising & Feeding
* Mulching & Weed Management
* Biochar
* Ecological Lawncare

Concepts Covered on this Course
* Designing
* Creating & augmenting micro climates
* Permaculture principles
* Vertical growing
* Mapping & surveying
* The Soil Food Web
* Composting
* Mulching
* Pruning

What you take away from the course
* Printed, full colour, 36-page A4 course handbook
* Digital A4 colour handouts on: soils, mushrooms, backyard chickens etc
* Digital presentations
* Digital resources and links

Who is this course for?
* Homeowners
* Allotment holders
* Gardeners
* Community Groups
* Building Managers
* Landscape & Maintenance Gardeners
* School teachers
* Schools workers

booking form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJY4GrYkfhW7RV4ctqooYuMDuKBv_e...

Dates: 
30 June 2018
1 July 2018
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09:30 - 17:00
Cost: 
£80 - £330
Contact name: 
Niels Corfield

Designing Edible Spaces – Bristol

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Productive, low maintenance, ecological, aesthetic, edible spaces

Would you like to be:
* Growing your own food but feel you don’t have space or the time?
* Eating more organic food but think it’s too expensive?

This course will give you the design skills and knowledge to transform your garden or urban space into an abundant, edible garden, that is full of food, friendly to wildlife, looks good, and needs little maintenance.

Topics/Solutions Covered on this Course
Food Production
* Edible Gardens, Forest Gardens & Edible Landscapes
* Edible Mushroom Growing
* Edible Hedges
* Fruit trees/bushes – varieties
* Home Orchards & Community Orchards
* Vegetable Gardens, Container Gardens, Covered Growing
* Vertical growing

Water Systems
* Ponds & Greywater
* Self-watering containers/sub-irrigated planters
* Rainwater & Irrigation

Animal Systems
* Backyard Chickens & Ducks
* Freerange and Rotational Systems
* Beneficial Insect Plantings

Soils & Fertility
* No-dig
* Composting Systems & Wormeries
* Natural Fertilising & Feeding
* Mulching & Weed Management
* Biochar
* Ecological Lawncare

Concepts Covered on this Course
* Designing
* Creating & augmenting micro climates
* Permaculture principles
* Vertical growing
* Mapping & surveying
* The Soil Food Web
* Composting
* Mulching
* Pruning

What you take away from the course
* Printed, full colour, 36-page A4 course handbook
* Digital A4 colour handouts on: soils, mushrooms, backyard chickens etc
* Digital presentations
* Digital resources and links

Who is this course for?
* Homeowners
* Allotment holders
* Gardeners
* Community Groups
* Building Managers
* Landscape & Maintenance Gardeners
* School teachers
* Schools workers

Dates: 
30 June 2018 to 1 July 2018
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Sliding scale
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Niels Corfield
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Introduction to Biodynamic Farming and Growing with Marina O'Connell

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In the Spring 2018 edition of Permaculture Magazine, Marina discusses the relationship between Permaculture and Biodynamics on her 34 acre farm in Devon. In the course below you will gain a further understanding of how you could use Biodynamic Preparations and methodologies and Permaculture together.

Biodynamic Farming was the first form of ecological farming system, arising in 1924. It has also proven to be one of the most sustainable forms of farming with the highest levels of soil biodiversity found on farms.

This course is designed for the gardener, grower or farmer who wants to find out more about the principles and practices of biodynamic systems in a simple and practical way. You will cover the context of biodynamic systems and the Demeter regulations; how to carry out the practices of biodynamic systems, the use of the preparations and the calendar on both a practical and theoretical way. You will look in-depth at how preparations are made by working with local biodynamic practitioners who will give an insight in to the preparations and their uses. The course will be held on a registered biodynamic farm and will enable you to carry out some basic biodynamic systems on your own land.

Dates: 
16 March 2019 to 17 March 2019
27 April 2019 to 28 April 2019
Teachers
Marina O'Connell
Cost: 
£250
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Address: 
Huxhams Cross Farm, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6AA
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Rachel Phillips
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07540445851

Make an Organic Clay Bread Oven with Gordon Clarke

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n this 3 day course you will learn how to build a beautiful organic oven, built on a stone plinth and made from woven willow and clay from the land. You will spend 3 days designing and creating the oven with renowend architect Gordon Clarke. You will explore bread making fro around the world, from flat breads baked on stones or in ash pits, to ovens carved into the banks of streams. You will have the chance to look at extreme ovens, drawing upon Gordon's years of experience in guerilla kiln building. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a ceremeonial lighting of the oven on the last day.

Lunches will be provided by Wendy Cook who has a lifetime of experience with biodynamic cooking. There will be the opportunity to attend a further biodynamic cookery course with Wendy later in the year.

Dates: 
24 August 2018 to 26 August 2018
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Apprentice Teachers
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£120.00
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Huxhams Cross Farm, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6AA
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Rachel Phillips
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Water and the Agricultural Farm ( Biodynamic) DEVON

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In agriculture and horticulture we care for plants and animals in the context of the farm or garden as a wholeness within bigger ecological systems. This leads to the idea of a farm as an organism with its own organs and where the parts influence the whole and the whole influences the parts . There is one element that is physically present in every organ, every organism, and that is water. In this workshop we will seek a greater appreciation and understanding of water and water quality. We will do this in a direct and experiential way. How does it show itself in the land, how does it reveal its nature in movement and form. We might then ask what is good water ? Can it be seen as a source of nourishment? as a medicine?

This will inevitably lead on to questions about how we handle water in different situations but hopefully we can avoid the prescriptive and cultivate a feeling for appropriate ways of working with it. The weekend will include many interactive flow experiments , observations of the way water flows at Huxman’s Cross. There will be a presentations and discussions on the farm organism and around the idea of a 3 foldness in water.

As far as we know this sort of workshop has not been done before so the whole event will be an experiment . We trust the water will speak a little into this space and we look forward to hearing seeing what it says.

Dates: 
13 July 2018 to 15 July 2018
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course runs from 4pm on Friday to 1pm on Sunday
Teachers
Simon Charter and Kai Lange
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Cost: 
£120.00
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Huxhams Cross Farm, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6AA
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Rachel Phillips
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Compost Masterclass

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Discover the latest thinking and innovation on creating compost and managing soil fertility in the garden.
Practical demonstrations, composting science, top tips and good practice for producing the best quality compost quickly and efficiently.
Nicky delivers a lifetime’s study and practice with boundless enthusiasm and insight. For anyone involved in growing at home, commercially or with groups.

About Nicky Scott AKA Dr Compost
Dr Compost is a specialist in food waste composting solutions and has set up many systems in Devon schools as well as National Trust properties, prisons and other institutions. He has been employed by local Authorities in promoting Home composting and gives talks and runs workshops. He helped develop various in vessel composting systems including the Ridan and the Scotty HotBox which is made in Devon and sells through www.proper-job.org.
Dr Compost has also been advising and training Community Farms helping set up straightforward composting systems that can be understood and used by multiple users. He has a long background in organic growing, working with schools, community groups local authorities and businesses on changing our perception of waste and prefers the term resource.
He is also the chair of Growing Devon Schools partnership connecting children and teachers with outdoor education. See www.growingdevonschools.org.uk
He is the author of several books on composting including How to Make and Use Compost The Ultimate Guide, Reduce Reuse Recycle and Composting For All

Dates: 
9 June 2018 to 10 June 2018
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9.30am to 4pm
Teachers
NIcky Scott
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£95/£75/£45
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