PV-Wind Hybrid Systems and Mini-grids - a five-day course, Berlin

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Run by the Renewables Academy in Berlin, this course is designed for those with an interest in designing and installing larger off-grid renewable energy systems. The course teaches the fundamentals of hybrid renewable-energy systems. The emphasis lies on understanding the various technologies, estimating economic benefits, project planning and the interaction of system components such as PV modules, small wind plants, inverter-chargers and batteries. The course is aimed at an international audience and will be in English.

Dates: 
31 May 2010 to 4 June 2010
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Food growing Week - lots of courses!

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I am running a series of practical food culture courses focusing on Wild Food, Organic horticulture and permaculture design skills, in May.
For more info about the courses, and specific learning areas, please see the website.

Dates: 
3 May 2010 to 7 May 2010
More dates and times information: 
3rd may - Wild Food 4th may - Organic Horticulture 5th may - Soil 6th may - Spatial awareness 7th may - Seasonal awareness 11am - 4 pm every day
Contact Name: 
Stephen Watts
Telephone number: 
07507578885

Peoplecare and permaculture course

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This course is not about growing veggies its about growing YOU
An opportunity to nurture ourselves and explore ways to use permaculture to improve our lives, relationships, work and community.
Designing our dream homes Over the 6 days we will be co-creating a warm, nurturing heartspace to explore the personal and social aspects of permaculture.

This will be a group journey into how we can use permaculture principles and design methods to create harmony with ourselves, other people and the planet. Explore how to bring harmony into your life: reflect on your goals and gain energy and momentum to follow your dreams: and nurture yourself.

Dates: 
25 September 2010 to 30 September 2010
Teachers
Looby Macnamara, Jules Heavens and Stefan Geyer
Telephone number: 
01269 822786

Grafting workshop

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Niels Corfield from Leeds Permaculture network will be coming to Sheffield to teach a grafting workshop - how to graft your own fruit trees. If you have a successful graft you get to take home your tree! we will only know that in the spring when things start growing!

Dates: 
14 March 2010
More dates and times information: 
11am-3pm, bring lunch
Teachers
Niels Corfield
Cost: 
£10, or £7 unemployed concessions
Contact Name: 
Daniele or Pete
Telephone number: 
Daniele 07507686453 or Pete 07828583561

Mowing and Hay Making Workshop

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A chance to try your hand at mowing a conservation hay meadow, look at mowing techniques in more depth and learn about various hand hay-making methods. With an early start to catch the best grass conditions!

Dates: 
18 July 2010
More dates and times information: 
8am onwards
Cost: 
free to £20 depending on your experience
Contact Name: 
Michelle
Telephone number: 
07813 464990