Clothes Recycling Workshop

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Did you get a well meant but ghastly jumper for Christmas? If so, I bet you’ve stuffed it in the bottom of your cupboard! However, help is at hand. Come to this revamping workshop to hack it into bits, relieve some frustration and design it anew into a desirable, one off, ravishing creation. All you need to do is fish out the jumper from its hiding place along with any others that are lurking there too. We will be using lovely new Janome 525 Sewist machines. Bring: jumpers, some matching thread if you’d like etc.

Dates: 
13 February 2011
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10am-4pm
Teachers
Carys Hedd
Cost: 
£35/£40
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Forest Garden Permaculture Day

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A learn and do day!
We will be learning about the basics seven layers of this woodland edge system and the importance of perennial food plants. We will assist John in beginning planting up a forest garden at Rifleman Cottage.

We will learn about the origins, philosophy and basics of this Permaculture 'technique'. Claimed to be the most productive way to grow food and useful plants, it is a system of minimum work, maximum yields once established. It also has potentially unlimited yields as more and more diversity can be built into the system. We will also go foraging and see this as an essential skill for the 'forest gardener'.

Participants should feel confident in the next steps to creating and maintaining their own after this session.

Delicious lunch and refreshments included.

Dates: 
6 March 2011
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10am to 4pm
Teachers
Jo Barker & John Rudyard
Cost: 
£40
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Drylands management - Reforestation

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A weekend course to learn reforestation techniques & water use in semi arid environment, for different kinds of trees & crops.
During these days you will be living inside a low impact community in Southern Spain
Maximum of 10 places on the course, first come first served.
Refunds up to two weeks prior to course (minus 30euro admin fee).
No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.
Course attendees are eligible to a reduction of 20% of the normal price if whishing to stay at Sunseed for a period of 1-3 weeks before of after the course.
A 10% surcharge will be applied for air travel.

Dates: 
26 February 2011 to 27 February 2011
Teachers
Amme Hiser - Coordinator of Drylands Management at Sunseed
Address: 
South Spain - Almeria (los Molinos del Rio de Aguas)
Contact name: 
Patricia Canas
Telephone number: 
0034 950525770

Compost Course - One Day

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One Day course to learn how to make different kinds of compost with home & human waste for garden use.

The course will take part at Sunseed a low impact community in Southern Spain
Maximum of 10 places on the course, first come first served.
Refunds up to two weeks prior to course (minus 30euro admin fee).
No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.
Course attendees are eligible to a reduction of 20% of the normal price if whishing to stay at Sunseed for a period of 1-3 weeks before of after the course.
A 10% surcharge will be applied for air travel.

Dates: 
12 February 2011
Teachers
Kirsty Heron - Coordinator of Organic Gardens Department at Sunseed
Address: 
South Spain - Almeria (los Molinos del Rio de Aguas)
Contact name: 
Patricia Canas
Telephone number: 
0034 950525770

Forest Garden Design and Planting

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22nd January 2011
Swales. Surplus and realising resources, Design and Planting.
12th Feb
Edges. Polyculture. Canopy and eventual density. Planting
12th March
Rolling Permaculture and forest gardening. Observation. Polyculture and forest garden management. Planting

Dates: 
22 January 2011 to 12 March 2011
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A six day course held one day a month over six months to learn about forest gardening and the principles of permaculture. The workshops will include theory and practical hands-on activities to design and plant out the forest garden orchard area at the Meadow Orchard Project, London. You can attend one-off days or the entire course. Please RSVP which days you will definitely attend - each day is limited to 15 people. The course is £10 to cover venue costs.
Teachers
The course is led by Claire White, Kate Allardyce and Gemma Harris.
Cost: 
£10. per day
Address: 
Meadow Orchard Project (Behind Hornsey Health Centre), 151 Park Road, Crouch End, London N8 8JD
Contact name: 
Claire White
Telephone number: 
07899 843 061

Establishing a Forest Garden Practical Course

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A rare opportunity to not only learn about the theory behind forest gardening, but also to participate in the planting of one at a flagship established LAND network permaculture site. Please note: This is a course unlikely to be repeated at this venue as the planting is a one-off activity.

This practical hands-on course will inform & inspire participants to plan, establish and maintain a forest garden.

The five day course will cover:

A day of forest garden theory (& site visit to Martin Crawford's superb forest garden).

A day of designing the forest garden layout, using permaculture principles.

Half a day of tree planting & after care tuition.

A day of planting out the trees & shrubs.

Additional sessions on pruning trees & shrubs, plus propagation techniques.

And much, much more!

Dates: 
16 February 2011 to 20 February 2011
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9am to 5pm each day
Teachers
Aranya, Martin Crawford, Pat Bowcock & Phil Gamble
Cost: 
£250
Address: 
Litton Lane, Litton Cheney, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0EQ
Contact name: 
Mel Chambers
Telephone number: 
01271 817509 / 07768 193848

Edible Forest Gardening

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Having a highly productive but minimal maintenance food production system appeals to many people and a Forest Garden could be the answer. Whether your patch of land is small or large, bare or planted, the principles of Forest Gardening can be applied to good effect. Time will be spent in our 7 year old garden and there will be practical design opportunities too.

Dates: 
9 April 2011
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10am to 4pm
Teachers
Rachel Benson
Cost: 
£45, includes lunch
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Bent Willow and Rustic Chair Making

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Using willow and hazel grown on the farm, participants will design, make and take home a unique chair for home or garden. All materials and equipment provided, lunch included.

Dates: 
12 March 2011
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9.30am to 4.30pm
Teachers
Rachel Benson
Cost: 
£70 or £100 for two people to make a chair between them
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Bent Willow and Rustic Chair Making

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Using willow and hazel grown on the farm, participants will design, make and take home a unique chair for home or garden. All materials and equipment provided, lunch included.

Dates: 
12 February 2011
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9.30am to 4.30pm
Teachers
Rachel Benson
Cost: 
£70 or £100 for two people to make a chair between them
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Bent Willow and Rustic Chair Making

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Using hazel and willow grown on the farm, participants will design, make and take home a unique chair for home or garden. All materials and equipment provided, lunch included.

Dates: 
22 January 2011
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9.30am to 4.30pm
Teachers
Rachel Benson
Cost: 
£70 or £100 for two people to make a chair between them
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