Introduction to Permaculture Weekend

Dave Kaspar talks about planting a fruit tree

Date

Next course spring 2018 (TBC) Email to register your interest

Venue

Days Cottage Orchard, Brookthorp, Gloucester

Intro

Permaculture takes nature as the model for designing human systems, be it a garden, a building, or even a website!

The Introduction to Permaculture weekend is ideal for those who aren’t able to commit to the full week design course but want to learn more about permaculture and sustainable living in a supportive atmosphere of like-minded folk. No experience is necessary, though an interest in gardening and sustainable living will help!

The course comprises of two days of talks, discussions and activities, during which we’ll explore the ethics and philosophy and the basics of Permaculture design. There’ll be plenty of outdoor activity, and a guided walk to observe natural systems and useful plants and learn how to apply nature’s wisdom to our own systems. We’ll look at examples of projects and plots from around the UK to give an idea of the range of possibilities of Permaculture.

The Introduction Course is held over a weekend. It is informal and participatory with plenty of time to talk and relax over a shared lunch.

You can stay at Days Cottage on the Friday and/or Saturday night if you wish. There are several on-site options available, including the Shepherd’s Hut with wood burner and campling. There is also a B&B nearby.