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Introduction to Permaculture course

Introduction to Urban Permaculture course
Saturday 11th and Saturday 18th February

Permaculture is the philosophy and practice which forms the basis for the Transition movement – that we can work together with nature not against it.

This two day course will outline the principles of permaculture design and how it can be applied to all aspects of sustainable living, including food growing, water use, waste and buildings. The course will include the chance for us to make a site design for one of our new food growing spaces – the garden at Highgate Newtown Community Centre.

Although we aim to make most Transition events free, the course will led by accredited Permaculture Design teacher Rakesh Bhambri, so on this occasion we will be asking for a fee of £40 to cover our costs. We have some concessionary places available for those on low incomes. Children are welcome to attend for free.

Please email transitiondp@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.


About saraayech

I'm a mother of two, living in London in the UK, writing a vegan recipe blog. I also work as an environmental campaigner and am currently on a years maternity leave.


3 thoughts on “Introduction to Permaculture course

  1. Sara,

    I may be interested in helping out Seedy Saturday event on 24th March for Transition
    Dartmouth Park if you give me some more details. I am a governor at Eleanor Palmer Primary School and we have a growing area (2 years old) that might be of interest as it could form a good model for other schools given it is integrated into the classroom curriculum and is focused on growing food that the children then eat. As they say, get them interested when they are young and you are half way there.



    Posted by Tim Peake | February 13, 2012, 11:30 am
    • Hi Tim,

      We’re holding the Seedy Saturday to promote the food growing project we’re about to start, to teach people a few basic gardening skills, to network with other local growers and groups, and to swap seeds.

      It will be held at Highgate Newtown Community Centre (NW5) where our first public food growing site will be.

      The event will be a mixture of stalls from growers showcasing what they do, swapping seeds and offering some advice/an activity e.g. planting beans, showing people how to tell what kind of soil they have etc.

      We’re hoping to have a few workshops in the garden, and we’re also inviting a few relevant speakers.
      The community centre cafe will be serving an organic, seasonal lunch.
      So we think it will be a really fun and exciting event.

      Any help would be great. Would Eleanor Palmer like a stall, Maybe with some pictures of your growing space, and an activity for kids like planting peas?

      Posted by saraayech | February 13, 2012, 1:34 pm
    • Also Tim, if you email me at transitiondp@gmail.com I would like to put you in touch with our kids group who are staring a gardening club at Brookfield school.

      Posted by saraayech | February 13, 2012, 1:36 pm

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