Introduction to Permaculture
We are working in collaboration with Northaw Community Orchard to deliver 2 of our usual 3 day, Introduction to Permaculture course. You will learn how to use permaculture design in your garden and home. You will discover the holistic approach permaculture offers, and have a chance to work on a practical design of your choice, incorporating the permaculture techniques.
Some of the elements you will discover on this interactive, and transformative course:
What permaculture is?
Why use permaculture?
How to zone your garden for efficiency of use?
Understanding energy inputs
The importance of working with nature rather than against her
How to use permaculture for social situations
You will meet others who are sharing this journey with you, to make change to their lives, towards a better future. There will be a brief introduction to social our new Active Resilience for Community and Earth course.
The Introduction course is residential at the orchard, set in a residential, but rural location.
The course class room is a beautifully homemade yurt, which looks out on to the orchard. Sitting behind the yurt are the orchards bees. If you wish to stay over night, you can bring your own tent. There is a compost toilet with sink onsite. Both the yurt and toilet are surrounded by the orchard and nature reserve.
The orchard is located in the village of Northaw approximately 13 miles north of central London. Cuffley is approximately 3 miles from the orchard, with shops, supermarket and a coffee shop. There are one or two really nice, local walks and there may even be a chance to meet the Seed Sistas https://seedsistas.co.uk/garden-projects/
Our caterers for this event are an amazing local social enterprise,The Nestaurant. Kimmie and River offer fantastic, ethically sourced meat free food. Please see their Facebook pages for more info on their catering and what they do.
If you would like to include a donation towards our Permaculture and Mental Health project, please add this to your chosen payment option. This will help us to develop the important resources we need for supporting individuals & community with their mental health.
Directions to the orchard and other course information will be given once you are booked on the course. Max of 18 places available.
Dates: 13th &14th July 2024
Venue: Northaw Orchard
Time: Confirmed on booking
Three payment options. Cost includes vegetarian/vegan meal. Max 18 places available
Residential: (max 12 places only, if sharing a small tent. 6 if single occupancy)
This includes evening meal on Friday, breakfast and lunch Saturday and Sunday.
Non residential: (no breakfast)
Day attendance only. Lunch Saturday and Sunday.
Pay It Forward
Give someone else a chance to gain access to the course when paying for you own place. This gives those less able to afford a place, a chance to attend through your generosity.
You will receive 10% off our new course, Active Resilience For Community and Earth, as a participant of this course.