Environmental Photography

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An introduction to using digital SLR cameras: Do you want to progress beyond Auto – mode? Learn how to make the most of the different settings, including manual, how to choose the best shutter speed, aperture, and depth of field. You will find out how to compose well and obtain the correct exposure, with opportunities to photograph nature, flowers and people within the beautiful environment of the Sustainability Centre.

Dates: 
29 May 2011
Teachers
Penny Rose
Cost: 
£70
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Eco-film Making

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Learn how to use a video camcorder to film environmental issues, edit your video using Final Cut Pro and upload it to the internet. Find out how to create a successful online video channel and get your films seen. Equipment provided, but feel free to bring your own.

Dates: 
23 April 2011 to 24 April 2011
Teachers
Paul O'Connor - Undercurrents
Cost: 
£155 npn-residential; £174.50 residential
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Scything course

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The scythe has been used in parts of the world since Roman Times. It is still being used in many countries today and is having a revival in Britain.

Join us on a day exploring how to use this fantastic tool.

The day will cover: how to set up the scythe, selecting the right blade for the job, altering the angle of the blade, how to sharpen the blade and, most importantly - how to mow with ease and flow!
Later in the day we will cover how to repair blades and have a go at Peening the blade with the Peening jig.

Austrian scythes will be available to use but if you have your own feel free to bring it along.

Lunch will be vegetarian/vegan from organic produce grown at karuna. Camping available by arrangement.

Andrea has been teaching scything whilst working for a conservation charity for over 5 years. 'In all the community spaces we work in we never use strimmers. We always use scythes - not for nostalgic reasons but purely practical - they produce no pollution, vibration or noise. They are enjoyable and sociable to use and a good scyther can scythe quicker that a strimmer - what more reason do we need to pick up a scythe when a job needs to be done!'

Dates: 
12 June 2011
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10-5
Teachers
Andrea Gilpin
Cost: 
£50 including lunch and refreshments
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Address: 
Karuna
Contact name: 
Merav
Telephone number: 
01694 751374

Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture in Bali

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This 7-day workshop covers the principles and basic practices of sustainable agriculture and organic farming. The training includes a field trip study to an established sustainable agriculture farm in Bali.

The course content covers developing sustainable farming techniques and designs, principles of integrated farming systems and intercropping, practical methods for natural weed and pest control and the SRI - Systems for Rice Intensification. IDEP's Chief Facilitator Sayu Mahayuni will facilitate this most important course in Bahasa Indonesia, that is open for any individual or professional interested in agriculture.

This course is limited to only 30 participated, so if interested BOOK NOW!

Course fees: 7,700,000 IDR/ person;
* Registration fee: 300,000 IDR/ person (inclusive of total course fee)

IDEP also hosts a variety of other courses, please look at their website for further details.

Dates: 
18 April 2011 to 22 April 2011
Cost: 
Course fees: 7,700,000 IDR/ person;

Introduction to hazel hurdling

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Alan Houseman, a local craftsman will be running the weekend,providing you with an opportunity to learn about the art of making wattle hurdles. Using simple weaving methods you will have a chance to practise splitting hazel and setting up a mini - hurdle with a very simple starting weave. By the end of the weekend you will have made a small hurdle to take home .

Dates: 
16 April 2011 to 17 April 2011
Teachers
Alan Houseman
Cost: 
£60.00 including refreshments and a light lunch
Address: 
FCLI, Tern Hill Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3PS
Contact name: 
Hannah Smith
Telephone number: 
01630 638696