We are pleased to announce that Natural Flow has developed a one day Introduction to Permaculture with the help of Farmeco in Nottingham. The course will be held on Saturday 23rd June 2012 at Farmeco.
Farmeco Community Carefarm is a third generation 265 hectare (660 acre) farm enterprise in Nottinghamshire, around 20km north east of Nottingham, managed by David Rose. His vision is to participate in creating a local food system that doesn’t cost the earth while improving peoples’ education and health. The farm is developing into a community hub that will create job opportunities while presenting a new model of what farming could look like in a low carbon future.
On this course, you will learn about:
- the ethics and principles of permaculture
- observation skills
- useful design techniques
- forest gardening
- sustainable building design features of the Ecocentre
We are particularly keen to share with you some of the interesting waste management techniques implemented by Natural Flow for the Ecocentre at Farmeco. We are cycling these waste products through composting, dilution and swale tree planting. The dry composting toilets were a great success with the children at the SELF festival last year.
In the evening, Farmeco invite you to join the community BBQ and clay shoot. You are welcome to camp overnight and enjoy the facilities of the Ecocentre. On Sunday perhaps you would like to take the farm trail supported by the RSPB.
On Saturday 23rd June 2012 at Farmeco, Screveton, Nottingham, NG13 8JL
Cost for the day: £40
For bookings and further course details contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07866 181797. Alternatively, you can go to the permaculture association website for further details and a contact form.
Here are some comments from the Introduction to Permaculture we taught a few weeks ago at Stepney City Farm in London.
your course already feels like the right first step on the road to learning more about permaculture for me! – Steve Pagett
I wanted to thank you and Kevin for all your help, support an dedication teaching us about permaculture. It was really a great weekend. I really enjoyed it; it changed me in ways that I don’t even understand yet! – Luis Ghisi Morales