Wilf Richards - Diploma Tutor Profile

Experience, skills and interests
Skills, technical expertise and areas of interest: 

Land Management: veg growing, veg box scheme, compost / soil fertility systems and hen management

Admin Systems: accounts, networks and google groups

Community Development: facilitation and event design

Transition Towns: local food, social enterprise development

 

 

Areas of Permaculture Design Experience: 

Since 1996 I have been designing and implementing both private gardens and community gardens. From 2000 my focus changed towards Cookes West Wood, the smallholding that I manage with fellow co-members of co-ops - The Land of Roots and Abundant Earth. Here I have been involved with designs for our pasture management, veg box scheme, self foraging hen system, compost / soil fertility system, research design and admin systems.

I also have extensive facilitation and teaching experience. I have designed and delivered events, meetings and courses. I teach the Permaculture Design Certificate Course in Durham and am actively involved in the local Transition Durham group.

 

I have been the north east Diploma Tutor since 2010, developing a local teacher and diploma group, carrying out LAND tutorials and managing our site, Abundant Earth, as a LAND centre. I am now an Assessment Level Tutor and currently a member of the Diploma Working Group.

 

Tutorial information
Taking new apprentices?: 
Yes
Contact: 
Use the Email contact form or phone me on 07906 439084
Travel: 
Willing to travel anywhere in Northumberland or Co Durham. Travel expenses required beyond Durham. Arrangement by negotiation.
Default venue for tutorials: 
Either my home or a venue in Durham City
Type of tutorial offered: 
both group and individual
Offering tutoring in the following geographical areas: 
Northern England including Durham and Newcastle but will go from Lake District down to Manchester and across Yorkshire aswell
Diploma Tutor Location: 
Durham
United Kingdom
54° 46' 30.9" N, 1° 35' 5.4672" W
GB