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Next Permaculture Group meeting: is on Saturday, 3rd December, 10am to 12pm. Contact: permaculture@transitionmarlborough.org if you would like to join in.


Practical Permaculture for Transition Course

Several members of the Permaculture Group have been facilitating this 10 session training course in and around Marlborough for the past 4 years.  Here is the programme for this year's course:

Practical Permaculture for Transition Course Programme
Date Topic Facilitators Venue
19 March Principles, Ethics and Philosophy  Barney, Gerald, Milly, Sam Barney's house
9 April Design for Self Sufficiency Gerald, Alexandra Gerald's house
23 April Soil as a Living System Sam and Bridget Sam's house
7 May The Art of Composting Barney and Milly Barney's house
21 May Reducing heat loss, renewable energy systems Nick Nick's house
11 June Bee conservation and bee keeping Fee the Bee Ruth's house
25 June Biodiversity and natural pest management Sam and Bridget Allotments
 9 July A closed system with chickens Ruth Amelia's house
 Aug Visit to an organic farm    
10 Sept Forest gardening Jeremy Jeremy's house
24 Sept Low energy living Jane Jane's boat

Core Facilitators: Rachel and Barney Rosedale (Graduates of Bristol Permaculture Design Course, 2010) Gerald Payne (Graduate of Gloucester Permaculture Design Course) Sam Page (Farmer-Field School Trainer; ex Permaculture facilitator at Fambidzanai, Harare) Milly Carmichael (Composting Champion).

Time: 9.30am to 12pm on Saturday mornings, beginning on Saturday 19 March and ending on Saturday 24 September 2016.  

Cost: £35 (to be paid to Transition Marlborough) for full 10 session course (this price includes a free copy of 'Permaculture in a Nutshell' by Patrick Whitefield). Please note - you can join in any of the sessions that you may have to miss when we run the course again next year.

Venues: Private gardens and allotments in and around Marlborough. Visits to local organic farms 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 2016 course by writing to us via: permaculture@transitionmarlborough.org

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