How to Build a Clay Oven

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Suits anyone over 16 years old.

Well End are offering another course to inspire Permaculture techniques.
How to build a clay oven for cooking pizza and bread etc.,

Walk through 2 acres of woodland to ‘Buttercup Meadow’ where we will be running a two day course on forming the stand/wood store and shaping and building a clay/loam oven.

Creative outlet so that you will be able to build your own oven in your own back garden.
Selecting suitable soils and materials. You can bring small pieces of pig netting or chicken wire that you can source, but not essential. All aspects of building an earth oven employing recycled materials covered.

The oven is economic and enhances anything you cook in it.
Experience the power of Nature in your hands!

see example on www.sustainableagriculturelondon.co.uk

Dates: 
20 September 2013
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Course starts at 9.30am till 4.30pm V/v lunch and refreshments included
Teachers
Richard Higgins
Cost: 
£70 please email your booking to [email protected]
Contact name: 
Richard Higgins
Telephone number: 
07983 439 171

Landscape Listening Skills with Mandala Yoga and Art

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The workshop is an excellent opportunity for those of you who are interested in finding out how mandala yoga and art can be used as a tool in your permaculture design box.

The workshop provides a link to permaculture by helping us fine tune our senses through the practice of mandala yoga with natural materials. This day will help increase and improve your landscape listening skills - a unique opportunity to sharpen your ability to note down details and be more aware of opportunities and challenges both personal and in your environment.

My interest in linking yoga as a valuable tool for permaculture designers is motivated by my belief that one of the most important skills necessary to be a good landscape designer is to be an excellent and observant landscape listener. There is no greater teacher in learning to co-create with nature than nature itself but to be able to read her we need to raise our awareness. Mandala yoga is part of that body of wisdom that successfully connects us to our natural environment and fine tunes our personal awareness of self and nature. For all interested in finding out how mandala yoga and art can be added as a tool in your permaculture design box pls visit

http://www.seamandala.co.uk/upcoming-events-1/learnlandscapelisteningski...

Invest in a day of creativity. www.seamandala.com

Dates: 
23 July 2011
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10:30am - 4pm
Teachers
Sea Mandala/Camelia Chinmayashakti
Cost: 
£15 deposit, £38 payment in full
Contact name: 
Camelia
Telephone number: 
07733553417

Smallholding with Dairy Goats

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This course looks at all aspects of small scale goat keeping including housing and feeding, breeding, herd health, milking, legal requirements. Based mainly in a barn and out on the farm, so wear warm/wetproof clothing and stout footwear.

Dates: 
8 October 2011
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10am to 3pm
Teachers
Patty Phillips
Cost: 
£60 including notes, refreshments and homemade lunch
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Rib/Frame Basketmaking

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Learn to make a small, round basket with a handle suitable for storing eggs or fruit. This simple technique was traditionally used by agricultural workers and travellers and can be made from a variety of hedgerow materials as well as prepared willow.

Dates: 
10 September 2011
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10am to 3pm
Teachers
Alison Walling
Cost: 
£60 including notes, refreshments and homemade lunch
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Willow Garden Structures

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Create elegant natural plant supports for your garden. Learn the different techniques you need to make an obelisk, a trellis and a low hurdle. You will have time to make one, usually two pieces to take home with you.

Dates: 
30 July 2011
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10am to 3pm
Teachers
Alison Walling
Cost: 
£60 including notes, refreshments and homemade lunch
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Making Soft Cheese on a small scale

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In the Bridge Farm dairy students will make our popular soft goats cheese and take some home. We will discuss the small scale making of other cheese and dairy products and recycling of waste. Wear clean clothes or bring an overall and clean shoes for the dairy. Bring a lidded container to take your cheese home.

Dates: 
12 July 2011
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16 August 2011 10am to 3pm
Teachers
Patty Phillips
Cost: 
£60 including notes, refreshments and homemade lunch
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Make Your Own Herbal Remedies

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Led by permaculture teachers and herbalists, we'll explore the site and surrounding forest on a guided herb walk - identifying, discussing and foraging for medicinal and edible plants (including some for lunch!).
Back at Hawkwood, we'll discuss the practice and theory of herbalism, and together we'll make
medicinal oils, salves and drinks for you to sample and take home.
This workshop will focus on seasonal flowers like St John's Wort, Yarrow and Calendula, and their benefits for skin and mood.

Dates: 
31 July 2011
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10am-4.30pm
Teachers
Nicole Freris and Caroline Molloy
Cost: 
£60/40/20 (waged/low waged/unwaged)
Telephone number: 
0208 524 4994

Biodiversity Days at Gortbrack Farm - other dates available!

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A series of Biodiversity Days are being run with funding from Local Agenda 21 and Kerry County Council. Each day will highlight different aspects of the importance of biodiversity (the variety of biological organisms in an area) in local organic food production:

Irish Native Plant biodiversity - Saturday 11th June
11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., cost – €10 per adult, €5 per child, family rates available

Local Organic Food Production - Saturday 16th July
11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., cost – €10 per adult, €5 per child, family rates available

Irish Native Animal biodiversity - Saturday  20th August
11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., this event is part of National Heritage Week Heritage Week, special entrance rates apply

Wild Mushroom identification - Saturday 1st October

Gortbrack and Ballyseedy Woods; 10.00a.m. to 5.00 p.m., cost €20 per person, places must be booked in advance as numbers are limited.

Dates: 
20 August 2011
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10.00a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
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€20 per person

Rifleman Cottage -Tree Bog Building Weekend

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Rifleman Cottage is hosting Jay Abrahams on a Tree Bog building weekend as well as a talk on WET systems. ( water effluent treatment system )

Dates: 
3 September 2011 to 4 September 2011
Teachers
Jay Abrahams
Cost: 
£90 per head includes lunch and drinks
Address: 
Rifleman Cottage, Faversham, Kent
Contact name: 
John Rudgard
Telephone number: 
01795 521638