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Practical Permaculture for Transition Course
Several members of the Permaculture Group have been facilitating this multi-session training course in and around Marlborough for the past 6 years. Here is the outline programme for the 2018 course.
Course introduction, Ethics, Philosophy and links to Transition
|24 March||Exploring the Principles of Permaculture||Gerald and Milly||Marlborough|
|14 April||Permaculture design tools for living||Gerald||Marlborough|
|28 April||Soil as a living system||Jeremy and Bridget||Marlborough|
|12 May||The art of composting||Barney and Milly||Marlborough|
|26 May||Energy - understanding renewables||TBC|
|9 June||Enegy - Low energy living: reducing demand||Jane||K&A canal|
|23 June||Using biodiversity to manage pests naturally||Sam and Bridget||Marlborough|
|7 July||The Bee Roadzz - pollinators and flying insects||TBC||
|8 Sept||Forest gardening with chickens||Jeremy||Froxfield|
|22 Sept||Social permaculture and Cultural Emergence||Milly||Mildenhall|
+ August - date TBC - Open day visit to Shumei organic farm in Yatesbury
+ 13 October - end of course celebration and next steps
Rachel and Barney Rosedale (Graduates of Bristol Permaculture Design Course, 2010) Gerald Payne (Graduate of Gloucester Permaculture Design Course), Milly Carmichael (Graduate of Wales Permaculture Design Course 2013, Facilitator of Social Permaculture and Composting Champion), Jeremy Dawes (forest gardener, chicken system designer and student of soil life), Sam Page (Farmer-Field School Trainer; ex Permaculture facilitator at Fambidzanai, Harare)
Time: 9.30am to 12pm on Saturday mornings, beginning on Saturday 10 March and ending on Saturday 13 October 2018.
Cost: £60 for full 12-session course (this price equates to just £5 per session and includes a free copy of 'Permaculture in a Nutshell' by Patrick Whitefield and handouts pertinent to each session). Please note - you can join in any of the sessions that you may have to miss when we run the course again next year at no additional cost. Payment options will be offered on booking, including installments if needed.
Venues: Private gardens and allotments in and around Marlborough and neighbouring villages. A visit to a local organic farm will also be arranged. Tea and coffee, with 'bring-and-share' snacks will be provided.
Maximum number of participants: 10
You can book your place on the 2018 course by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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