Permablitz with the Quadrangle March 2016

group effort

group effort – permablitz June 14 at the Quadrangle

Ever been to a permablitz before?
Want to see how permaculture thinking can influence a forest garden?

Come on over to Kent for this free event hosted by Natural Flow. We will do some permaculture gardening, learn new stuff together, have fun and get active in the Quadrangle forest garden.

We are planning to bring more permaculture design thinking to this wonderful rural site only an hour from London with this permablitz and beyond so do come and join us.

You will learn and practice the skill of taking hardwood cuttings and growing your own leaf mould. Fun winter activities that you repeat in your own garden and reap the benefits from in the following years to come.

Free Takeaway: We are giving away soft fruit and cane fruit hardwood cuttings to all participants

The programme of events for the day will look like this:

Morning Session 11AM START

  • introduction to the day and a welcome cup of tea or coffee
  • working in the forest garden – learning how to take hardwood cuttings
  • we are giving away a cutting for each participant to take homw

Enjoying a plate of lunch

Enjoying a plate of lunch

LUNCH  We will provide some simple fare – hearty home made soup with bread and cheeses and hot drinks. Feel free to bring something to share with you as this is a community event.

Afternoon Session

  • working in the forest garden – mulching the fruit trees
  • learning the technique for growing your own leaf mould
  • Finally, retiring back to Shepherd’s Barn for tea and and Q and A session

5PM FINISH

Forest garden sharing

Forest garden sharing

What I enjoyed the most: Creating the structure of the day at the beginning was great. Moving between activities and ‘learning on the job’ rather than being ‘taught’ – student quote Permablitz June 14

Time and Date: before 11AM on Sunday 13th March 2016 
Cost: This is a free event
Venue:  The Quadrangle Trust
Address: The Granary, The Quadrangle,Shoreham Road,Shoreham, Kent TN14 7RP
Directions: Download your Quadrangle welcome pack.
Bookings: To register your interest, please contact The Quadrangle at hello@thequadrangletrust.com

Quadrangle are also offering optional camping with self catering and £10 pitch fee or dormitory accommodation. Please contact them to make your arrangements.

Turning compost

Turning compost – Permablitz June 14 at The Quadrangle

About The Quadrangle

Escape the city, take a short train ride to Shoreham in Kent, to the idyllic Darent valley. The Quadrangle Trust has lovingly restored the original farmhouse buildings developing a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere for retreats also serving as a centre for local community events. The trust is establishing a diverse and abundant 2 acre forest garden while its vegetable garden, orchard and bee hives are happily producing already.

Raised beds at The Quadrangle

Raised beds at The Quadrangle

Permablitz at Claude's place

Permablitz at Claude’s place

Permablitz is new in London, but you can find out about more events like this at the London Permablitz website. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn new stuff, make friends and get your hands in the soil. If you are interested in the roots and history of permablitz, then check out this website.

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