One day permaculture course suitable for beginners or those wishing to further their awareness of permaculture in practice. Permaculture is by definition a design science that suggests a new model of organising ourselves in the natural world and amongst each other. The 3 ethics of 'people care', 'earth care' and 'fair share' guide us through a journey of visioning as we use the design principles to create thriving systems that work with, rather than against nature.
Following a permaculture farm tour and introduction to the principles of permaculture, there will be an exciting range of workshops from local experts, including:
Soil Health - Lewin and Lucy from Combe Grove Permaculture
A personal and scientific journey into the fascinating world of soil. In this session we will unravel the basics of soil science and delve into the alchemy of soil creation. Why is soil health so important and what can we do to build better, healthier soil?
Biofertilisers - Keith and Hamish from Dry Arch Growers
Learn the ancient art of scything, a sustainable form of land management and method for harvesting biofertiliser ingredients. Followed by a practical session making comfrey and nettle liquids, which we rely on to feed our plants and nourish the soil.
Market Growing - Nat from Undercliffe Urban Farm
Exploring permaculture in practice through Market Growing. Nat has establishes 2 market gardens in Bath using permaculture principles to grow an incredible (and edible!) amount in small spaces, and provide local people with nutritious produce.
In between each session there will be breaks for discussions, refreshments and a delicious lunch from the land, freshly harvested.