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

Peening and Sharpening Workshop

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A sharp blade is essential for easy mowing. This workshop we will look at setting up a peening station, peening and sharpening techniques and repair of the inevitable nicks and dents. Got a peening jig or anvil you have never set up? Wood blocks will be available to set up your equipment, then take home. Come along to get your blade sharper then new!

Dates: 
11 July 2010
More dates and times information: 
10am-4pm
Teachers
Philip Batten
Cost: 
£40
Contact Name: 
Michelle
Telephone number: 
07813 464990

Tool Handle Making Course

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Learn how to make you own tool handles from the resources around you! Nick and Barbara of Coppice Wood Collage will lead this workshop, showing how to make tool handles from coppice wood. From cleaving and shaping coppice poles to fitting the finished handle – come along and have a go! Philip Batten will demonstrate how to make simple but effective scythe handles (snaths) from hedgerow wood.

Dates: 
28 March 2010
More dates and times information: 
10am-4pm
Teachers
Nick and Barbara of Coppice Wood Collage, Philip Batten
Cost: 
free
Contact Name: 
Michelle
Telephone number: 
07813 464990

Eastside Roots 8 week gardening course, Bristol

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Three of our ESRoots Gardeners will take you through all the basic gardening techniques, fruit n veg growing, composting/soil, propagation, planting for year round interest - basically everything you need to get you going in your own garden/allotment this year!

Dates: 
17 March 2010 to 12 May 2010
More dates and times information: 
8 evening classes & 2 Saturday practicals
Cost: 
£80
Contact Name: 
Joe or Nick
Telephone number: 
Joe 07840 059 079 or Nick 07508 603 123