Transition Marlborough general blog

Practical Permaculture for Transition - an invitation to participate

Published by Sam Page on 04 April 2012




We are pleased to invite you to participate in 'Practical Permaculture for Transition'  

- a bespoke training course for TM members!    

Topics to be covered: 

  • Principles, Ethics and Philosophy
  • Renewable energy
  • Soil as a living system
  • A closed system with chickens
  • Biodiversity and natural pest management
  • Composting
  • Natural farming (Fukuoka Method) at Yatesbury Biodynamic Farm
  • Bee-keeping
  • Design
  • Orchards

NB: Arrangements are being made for participants to visit local organic farms during May and June.  

A speaker is being invited to talk about 'Group Dynamics and Collective Action'.  

This is a 'hands-on' course, participants will be expected to present their own permaculture designs by the end of the course.  

Participants who implement permaculture designs in their own gardens, according to the satisfaction of the Course Facilitators, will be awarded certificates.  

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; Permaculture facilitator at Fambidzanai, Harare)  

Time: 9.30am to 12pm every Saturday morning, beginning on Saturday 21st April and ending on Saturday 9th June, plus Saturday 1st and 8th September 2012.  

Cost: £30 (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).  

Venues: Private gardens and allotments in and around Marlborough.  Tea and coffee, with 'bring-and-share' snacks will be provided.  

Maximum number of participants: 10

Please register your interest here as soon as possible.