Forest Gardening

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Edible forest gardening is the art and science of putting plants together in woodland-like patterns that forge mutually beneficial relationships, creating a garden ecosystem that is more than the sum of its parts. You can grow fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, other useful plants, and animals in a way that mimics natural ecosystems. The aim is to create a low input, high output system that benefits people and the environment, providing a great range of products. A forest garden is designed and established according to site and the needs of the client.

Dates: 
3 July 2010 to 4 July 2010
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10am - 5pm, camping fee £5 per person per night
Teachers
Chris Evans
Cost: 
£110 - £85 (concessions) including all meals
Contact Name: 
Merav Wheelhouse
Telephone number: 
01694 - 751374

Coracle Making

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The course is three days during which you will make your own unique boat from a design based on the Irish Boyne coracle. No previous experience necessary. Make a frame from coppiced hazel poles, cover it with calico, paint it with bitumastic paint, make a paddle and learn to paddle it.

Dates: 
29 May 2010 to 31 May 2010
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Camping is £5 per night per person
Teachers
Rebecca Oaks
Cost: 
for 1 or 2 people making one boat £190
Contact Name: 
Merav Wheelhouse
Telephone number: 
01694 - 751374

Specific Aqua-Permaculture Design Course in English French Turkish

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Conception and practical realisation of an appropriate water network comprising small dams, ponds, swales, well, drains; so as to bring a permaculture solution to the water “problem”

Dates: 
2 October 2010 to 11 October 2010
Teachers
Steve Read
Cost: 
360€ (Europe) /500 YTL (Turkey)
Contact Name: 
Isabelle

A series of courses about Food and Sustainable Food production

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These Events run as a complete course, covering many of the core aspects of Organic Horticulture, and the core principles of Permaculture. Yet they can also be treated as individual sessions in their own right.

Dates: 
16 February 2010 to 11 April 2010
Cost: 
£10 for each individual session, £80 for the whole course
Contact Name: 
Stephen Watts
Telephone number: 
07960774732

Courses at the Garden Station

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Another fantastic programme of courses for 2010!

You will find many of your favourite courses of previous years, such as vegetable growing, watercolour, willow sculpture and festive crafts. But we introduce a range of new ones, too, which will capture your imagination: ‘Planet Panic’, ‘Tai Chi’ and ‘Hedgerow Drinks and Tonic Wines’, to name but three.

Dates: 
23 March 2010 to 8 December 2010

A restored Victorian railway station in a woodland garden.
Courses in Gardening - Environment - Art - Sculpture - Writing - Food
A Visitor Attraction - Garden, Woodland Walk and Art Exhibitions

Scything

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You will learn how to cut grass and weeds without the need of a noisy fossil fuel burning lawnmower or strimmer. The course will cover everything you need to know on how to use and maintain a scythe, leaving you with the skills and knowledge needed to mow anything from a small lawn to a meadow and even brambles, and also traditional hay making. Plenty of hands-on guidance from the tutor will enable you to leave as a competent scytheperson.

Dates: 
7 August 2010 to 8 August 2010
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Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 9.30am-3.30pm, with an optional 7am start for the enthusiastic!
Teachers
Simon Fairlie, Stephan Gehrels, Bryn Thomas
Cost: 
£80-£200