Designing Edible Spaces - Evening Class

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Would you like to be:

* Growing your own food but feel you don’t have space or the time?

* Eating more organic food but think it’s too expensive?



This course run by Niels Corfield will give you the design skills and knowledge to transform your garden or urban space into an abundant, edible garden, that is full of food, friendly to wildlife, looks good, and needs little maintenance.

 

Cost: sliding scale from £80.

Book tickets here: https://goo.gl/forms/aSbBpPQK7JT1xxJO2

More info on the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2145699312379639



This course covers:

* Hands-on design skills

* Overview of edible plants and mushrooms

* Strategies for low maintenance & ecological growing practices

* Backyard animals 

* Soil, fertility & composting

* Water & irrigation options

* Applying ideas to your own space

* Creating a design for your own space



The course is suitable for beginners as well people with more gardening/design experience.

Dates: 
3 October 2018 to 28 November 2018
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8 week evening class course from 18:30 to 21:00 each week with half term after 4 weeks.
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Sliding Scale from £80
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Niels Corfield
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Regenerative Agriculture

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Agriculture is changing. A new brand of modern agriculture using Agroecology as it's guiding principle is gaining traction both on the ground and in academic circles.

Jairo Restrepo has been a lead teacher in the field of biofertilisers, bokashi micro organisms and chromatography for many years.

This 3-day Regenerative Agriculture course, led by Jairo Restrepo, will be specificllay structured to provide farmers and growers with the practical tools to create fertile systems using home made biofertilisers and minimal-cost pest and disease control methods

Synopsis:
This course combines the theoretical and practical basis for Jairo Restrepo’s Regenerative Agriculture. The main focus of Regenerative Agriculture is the health of the land and the quality of the food produced on the land. Jairo’s teaching style makes clear the how and why of regenerating biological fertility and mineral agricultural soils; and how this enables the viable production of healthy food that is affordable to consumers and profitable for farmers. His methods allow farmers to disengage from a dependence on external inputs.

The practical work covers production and application of organic fertilizers, bio-fertilisers, minerals, and micro-organisms (the ‘wines’ and ‘flours’ of Regenerative Agriculture) with a focus on producing these from locally available resources.

Who should attend:
Farmers and independent small-scale growers, food producers, food retailers, technicians, students. Anyone interested in sustainable rural development and environmental protection. Students, experienced growers and technicians looking to update and acquire ‘new’ knowledge and methodologies for promoting sustainable development in rural areas.

Please note: this course will be delivered in Spanish with a translator

Dates: 
10 May 2019 to 12 May 2019
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9.00 - 5.30pm daily
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Cost: 
£300 (Concessionary places available)
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Address: 
Lower Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9PA
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Freya Davies
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01594 860244
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Working with Lithium Batteries

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With distributed renewable energy becoming more common, there's never been a greater emphasis on the importance of storing electricity. Lithium-based batteries are being increasingly seen as a flexible and cost-effective storage solution. But how do they compare to other battery options, and what's the best way to use them?

You will:

  • Learn what energy is - how it works today, and what’s in store for the future
  • Understand the electrical basics: current, voltage, resistance, power, series and parallel circuits
  • Build your own USB power bank!
  • Understand how to recover and test lithium battery cells
  • Dig deeper into the energy dilemma - and possible solutions

No prior knowledge required!

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To book with Build Your Own Solar Charger and save £15 go here.

All profits reinvested into our social objectives.
Demand Energy Equality is a not-for-profit dedicated to increasing energy literacy, reducing energy demand and working with others to ensure equality of energy access.

Dates: 
19 August 2018
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11am - 3.30pm
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Ian Westmoreland
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Cost: 
£40 (concessions available)
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Unit C, 59 Ladywell Road, Lewisham, London, SE13 7UT
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Ian Westmoreland
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07980801959
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Build Your Own Solar Charger

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Create your own portable solar charger from re-used materials able to power phones and USB devices

  • Take your charger home at the end of the day
  • All materials provided, including charging components
  • Bring a friend and get 10% off
  • 95% of public workshop attendees rated our course as 'excellent' or 'very good'

 

You will:

  • Learn what energy is - how it works today, and what’s in store for the future
  • Understand the electrical basics: current, voltage, resistance, power, series and parallel circuits
  • Build your own fully functional solar PV panels
  • Understand how to test your panel and connect charging components to use your power on the spot
  • Dig deeper into the energy dilemma - and possible solutions

 

No prior knowledge required!
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To book with Introduction to Off-grid Systems and save £15 go here.

 

All profits reinvested into our social objectives.
Demand Energy Equality is a not-for-profit dedicated to increasing energy literacy, reducing energy demand and working with others to ensure equality of energy access.

Dates: 
15 September 2018
20 October 2018
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10am - 4.30pm
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Ian Westmoreland
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Cost: 
£75 (concessions available)
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Unit C, 59 Ladywell Road, Lewisham, London, SE13 7UT
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Ian Westmoreland
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Activating Cultural Emergence Germany

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Join Looby Macnamara, one of the co-founders and developers of the Cultural Emergence toolkit, for this pioneering experience to discover tools for positive cultural evolution. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the global activation and development of Cultural Emergence. This Cultural Emergence weekend course invites you to take the opportunity in following this natural rhythm of regeneration and turning your focus inwards. Give yourself the time to reflect, to compost what no longer serves you and to renew your energies and perspectives. During this course people will come together to ask the following questions:

How can we facilitate cultural change?
What do we want the new culture and new story to look like?
What part can we play in helping it to emerge?

Dates: 
7 December 2018
9 July 2018
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Teachers
Marie Louise Mederer
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Lulu
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Activating Cultural Emergence

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Join Looby Macnamara, one of the co-founders and developers of the Cultural Emergence toolkit, for this pioneering experience to discover tools for positive cultural evolution. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the global activation and development of Cultural Emergence. This Cultural Emergence weekend course invites you to take the opportunity in following this natural rhythm of regeneration and turning your focus inwards. Give yourself the time to reflect, to compost what no longer serves you and to renew your energies and perspectives. During this course people will come together to ask the following questions:

How can we facilitate cultural change?
What do we want the new culture and new story to look like?
What part can we play in helping it to emerge?

Dates: 
28 June 2019
30 June 2019
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Sliding scale between £125-190
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07786262864
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Introduction to Natural Building

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Houses and buildings are the "nuclei" of any site, through which the majority of energy and resources flow to be either wasted or maximized for best use. And yet, most permaculture courses barely touch on physical structures! We here at Atitlan Organics think that your house and other structures deserve a LOT more attention as integral and essential parts of your overall permaculture design. That's why we've teamed up with Abundant Edge to offer the Natural Building Course, a one-week course founded in the permaculture principles and covering all things natural building. From stone to cob to natural plasters, you'll learn a wide range of natural building styles and technique which can be put to use in any climate or region of the world. Learn how to reduce your footprint and maximize your efficiency all while creating beautiful, durable structures! We like to think of it as "Permaculture for Zone 0."

Each day is split into two parts: a hands-on practical in which you get the chance try out different techniques in natural building, and a classroom session which delves deep into topics such as stone foundations, building with cob, and troubleshooting design flaws.

A dynamic adventure awaits. We can't wait to meet you!

Dates: 
24 February 2019 to 2 March 2019
Teachers
Oliver Goshey
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Cost: 
$575
Address: 
Calle Tzan Puente
Contact name: 
Shad Qudsi
Telephone number: 
46814697

Introduction to Natural Building

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Houses and buildings are the "nuclei" of any site, through which the majority of energy and resources flow to be either wasted or maximized for best use. And yet, most permaculture courses barely touch on physical structures! We here at Atitlan Organics think that your house and other structures deserve a LOT more attention as integral and essential parts of your overall permaculture design. That's why we've teamed up with Abundant Edge to offer the Natural Building Course, a one-week course founded in the permaculture principles and covering all things natural building. From stone to cob to natural plasters, you'll learn a wide range of natural building styles and technique which can be put to use in any climate or region of the world. Learn how to reduce your footprint and maximize your efficiency all while creating beautiful, durable structures! We like to think of it as "Permaculture for Zone 0."

Each day is split into two parts: a hands-on practical in which you get the chance try out different techniques in natural building, and a classroom session which delves deep into topics such as stone foundations, building with cob, and troubleshooting design flaws.

A dynamic adventure awaits. We can't wait to meet you!

Dates: 
16 December 2018 to 22 December 2018
Teachers
Oliver Goshey
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Cost: 
$575
Address: 
Calle Tzan Puente
Contact name: 
Shad Qudsi
Telephone number: 
46814697

Introduction to Natural Building

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Houses and buildings are the "nuclei" of any site, through which the majority of energy and resources flow to be either wasted or maximized for best use. And yet, most permaculture courses barely touch on physical structures! We here at Atitlan Organics think that your house and other structures deserve a LOT more attention as integral and essential parts of your overall permaculture design. That's why we've teamed up with Abundant Edge to offer the Natural Building Course, a one-week course founded in the permaculture principles and covering all things natural building. From stone to cob to natural plasters, you'll learn a wide range of natural building styles and technique which can be put to use in any climate or region of the world. Learn how to reduce your footprint and maximize your efficiency all while creating beautiful, durable structures! We like to think of it as "Permaculture for Zone 0."

Each day is split into two parts: a hands-on practical in which you get the chance try out different techniques in natural building, and a classroom session which delves deep into topics such as stone foundations, building with cob, and troubleshooting design flaws.

A dynamic adventure awaits. We can't wait to meet you!

Dates: 
21 October 2018 to 27 October 2018
Teachers
Oliver Goshey
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no
Cost: 
$575
Address: 
Calle Tzan Puente
Contact name: 
Shad Qudsi
Telephone number: 
46814697

Small Commercial Aquaponics - 5 day Intensive Course

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LEARN ALL YOU NEED TO START YOUR OWN AQUAPONICS BUSINESS.
This is a highly intensive practical course with some very long and full days so ideally you should have completed the "AQUAPONICS Introduction Weekend", but if not extra support can be arranged to ensure you have the basics covered early on in the course.
You will have a mixture of time spent in the classroom with interactive lectures and practical sessions on our small teaching AP system, as well as hands-on opportunities on the build of our new commercial scale cold water Aquaponics system at the C.A.S.T farm.
Built into the course are series of flexible classes where we can critique (pro/con) many of the other successful larger scale AP sys in operation around the world, that will allow you to get the specific information you need to equip you to start your own project at a commercial scale.
Out of class support – IT communications to answer any questions, enquiries etc. learners may have leading up to, during and the post course period.
Support materials – Pre supplied notes and access to our Urbanag library.

Business Start-Up Option: For organisations this five day course will be working in groups, that can then be followed up with regular individualised business start-up coaching sessions over the following months to get you enterprise started.

Price = £650 for organisations or £475 for individuals. (we usually have a few concession places for low and unwaged)

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Note price does not include overnight accommodation or evening meals.

The course price does includes snack and light refreshments (tea and coffee) during the day.
On-site camping options are available on request.

Dates: 
28 September 2018 to 3 October 2018
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Friday 28th Sept 2018 arrivals from 16:00 and then at 19:00 introduction and individuals objectives setting. Sat 29th Sept to Tue 2nd Sept workshop sessions start at 10:00 and finish 17:30 and then after dinner there are optional evening group sessions and discussions. Wed 3rd Oct workshop sessions start at 10:00 and finish 14:00 followed by wrap-up and close.
Teachers
John Smith - UrbanAg CiC .. and .. Megan Berry - C.A.S.T.

On-site camping options are available on request.

Cost: 
£650 for organisations or £475 for individuals.
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