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Permaculture Design Course 2016/17

Design 4 A.C.T.I.O.N (Active Community Transformation In Our Neighbourhoods) is a different kind of permaculture course – positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us! D4A is about regenerative learning, enabling individuals, organisations and communities to come together over six weekends to create empowering solutions to the real world challenges we are all facing in these times of change.

Adapted from the Permaculture Association (Britain)’s PDC core curriculum, this is a person-centred, fun, lively and inclusive course, exploring and utilising concepts such as Systems Thinking, Holistic Design, Community Empowerment, ‘Whole Person’ Health, Skill Sharing, Critical Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, Right Livelihoods and much more. This course will be hosted at Furtherfield Commons in Finsbury Park, a new and exciting partnership project at the cutting edges of dynamic cultural change: “We believe that through creative and critical engagement with practices in art and technology people are inspired and enabled to become active co-creators of their cultures and societies.” Venue: Furtherfield Commons, Finsbury Park, London The course will be taught by Graham Burnett (Dip. Perm Des), Claire White (Dip. Perm Des), James Taylor (MSc. Human Ecology) and some great guest teachers.

Dates: 6 weekends, October 2016 – March 2017: 29 – 30 Oct 2016 19 – 20 Nov 2016 10 – 11 Dec 2016 14 – 15 Jan 2017 11 – 12 Feb 2017 11 – 12 March 2017 Cost: £390 – Individual, concessionary rate (unwaged) £590 – Individual, waged (income less than £25k) £790 – Individual, waged (income more than £25k) £790 –

Sponsored/organisation rate Book on the course at http://springintoactionpdc.blogspot.co.uk

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Permaculture Works Autumn 2016 – free downloads

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Permaculture Works Autumn 2016

Dear Reader,

We are emailing to share digital versions of the members’ newsletter. You should have received the paper copy through the post recently.

Download the PDF now to enjoy Autumn issue of Permaculture Works, your members newsletter.

You can also download this season’s free poster Permaculture design at home and in the garden, plus upcoming courses and events. Please share widely!

Bright Green Future – next generation of environmental decision makers | Permaculture Association

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Bright Green Future – next generation of environmental decision makers

Young people needed to take part in Bright Green Future, a new and unique programme to create the next generation of environmental decision-makers.

We’re looking for exceptional young people aged 15-17, with an interest in acting to reduce the impacts of climate change, to take part in a two year programme starting in September 2016.

Joining Bright Green Future will help young people to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to embark on a career path which could influence decisions on energy and climate change, and really make a difference to our planet!

Participants will carry out activities including:
• Local projects – running simple low carbon projects such as a school eco-day or green week, draught proofing workshop, energy auditing, renewable energy assessments, litter picking, film nights, lightbulb swaps and more
• Residential course – a four-day summer school to meet other participants and take part in workshops, talks and hands-on activities
• Training & learning – both face-to-face and online training sessions exploring energy, sustainability, and how to influence decision-making
• Work placement – a ‘policy and influence’ work placement or work shadowing opportunity at a professional organisation which influences local or national policy such as a local authority, a governmental agency, or an environmental and landscape planning body (including our partner organisation, the Town and Country Planning Association)
• Mentoring – help and support throughout the programme from a member of staff at the Centre for Sustainable Energy
Applications are now open to take part in Bright Green Future from September 2016. See www.bright-green-future.org.uk/join for more details. The deadline for applications is Sunday 17 July. An application form, a press release, a poster and further guidance, including a rough timetable and some frequently asked questions, are attached.

Bright Green Future is being run by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), an established and respected energy charity with a huge range of experience in delivering projects that involve: helping households to lower their energy use, addressing fuel poverty, supporting community energy, influencing energy policy, research projects, and much more. CSE staff will be on hand to support and mentor participants throughout the duration of the programme.

We’d be really grateful if you could help us to get the word out to young people, and those who work with them, by sharing this information with your local groups and networks, and by posting information about the programme on your website and social media channels.

Bright Green Future is part of a Big Lottery Fund project called Our Bright Future, aimed at empowering young people to lead progressive change in their communities and local environment. Seewww.ourbrightfuture.co.uk for more details

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Intro to Permaculture – Free OSU Permaculture Course | Open Oregon State | Online Educational Resources (OER)‏

Learn Permaculture Design for Free

Intro to Permaculture

Starts: May 2, 2016
Ends: May 30, 2016
Cost: Free

Visit the website for further information and to register your place today.

Permaculture design is a method of landscape planning that can be applied to anything, from a home garden or farm to a city block or entire village. This free permaculture course uses design principles from nature itself and takes into account such things as how indigenous people used the land; how water, fire and wind flow through the land; and how soil, water, vegetation, buildings and habitats can be managed in a stable and enduring way.

A multidisciplinary approach

Permaculture design is an ethically based, whole-systems design approach to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, permaculture design also touches on regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, technology, architecture and international development.

Learning outcomes

In this free permaculture course, you will learn about the process, ethics and principles of permaculture design while diving into climate-specific design elements through interactive technology, videos, graphics, and readings. The course is designed to benefit everyone regardless of your learning style, time commitments or available technology.

Students who complete all course activities should expect to spend between two to four hours each week on course work.

Last chance to see this, plus 2 other gifts…

Hi, this is Geoff.

It’s been a while since I last reached out, so I’d love to share with you 3 of the things that have been keeping me busy.

FIRST, permaculture is BOOMING. I’ve been at it for more than 30 years, and even I get dizzy with the sheer variety of things happening. So I’ve decided to put together a short, bullet-point list of the 5 most fascinating things happening across the permaculture world, climate change, off-grid-living, beyond organic and similar things. Once-a-week, 9 am EST, 5 bullet-points, 3 minutes to read. A short, sweet, and fascinating way to welcome your weekend. Interested? Sign up here: http://start.geofflawtononline.com/friday-newsletter/

SECOND, my team and I launched a new website (just this week!) And to celebrate, I handpicked 9 videos to create a mini-course that walks you through the what, why, and how of permaculture. 6 ½ hours, including some NEVER BEFORE SEEN footage of the “Greening the Desert Sequel Site.” Also 100% free. Sign up here: http://www.geofflawtononline.com/

FINALLY: Four times a year, we open up Zaytuna Farm to the public and invite everyone to come experience off-grid living. If you can’t make it to this little patch of paradise near the Gold Coast, here’s the next best thing: An all-new, 45-minute video where I pull back the curtain about how the magic happens, from top to bottom. Everything laid bare for you to benefit from, replicate, and exceed.

This was prepared for Marjory Wildcraft’s “Home Grown Food Summit.” You can click below to watch my video and 7 other well-done Summit presentations for free for less than 24 hours (9 am EST, Wednesday) before they close free access.

Click to watch my free presentation

Cheers,

Your friend,

Geoff

Feel free to enjoy any one of these 3….or grab all 3 🙂

  1. Friday’s Fascinating 5” (I need a better name for this :)),

  2. 9 part, 6 ½ hour  “Permaculture Intro” video course,

  3. 45 minute behind-the-scenes presentation, available only for about 24 hours, here

ALL 100% FREE. My gifts to you for allowing me to share this incredible knowledge…

[Southend-on-Sea in Transition] In case you missed the film on ITV Anglia East…‏

In case you missed the film on ITV Anglia East (not available in Southend!) then here it is: https://youtu.be/-UGFqru02Ls

PLEASE VOTE – only 1 day left!!!!!!!!!!!https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/…/growing-together-sh…

To vote and for full T&C’s please visit – https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk
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Southend in Transition Community Plot Update

Hi there fans and friends of https://sitcommunityallotment.wordpress.com
We had our first plot visit this year and got a cunning plan of making it even better place to meet new people, enjoy nature and growing fresh, mood and immune boosting food.
Please see dates for Taster dates open to new people below. Just come in for a cup of tea and piece of cake to see the plot and decide then if it is something you want to get involved with. Bring a friend of family. We have a core group of growers so if you want to pop in now and again that’s just right.
This year we have our original plot to work on and are looking at working on a Family Plot so if you are in a blessed state, have that newborn or toddler please let us know so we can check some ideas with you what would make it an ideal place for you to bring your family to.
Taster days 2nd Sat and 4th Sun of the month, between 10-14, newcomers welcome:
Sun 28/02 Spring Clean- clean out the greenhouse, weed the beds and paths, mow the grass, turn out the compost bins and mulch
Sat 12/03 Soil preparation – Soil testing – Soil improvement
Sun 27/03 Last of winter harvest and lunch – making seed bombs
Sat 9/04 Seed, weed, read – Seed Swap and Spring poetry
Sun 24/04 Plant and rant – take a pot home
Sat 14/05 Seed and more weed – Make a of a bug hotel and take home
Transition Drinks – Transition Drinks – 25/02, 31/03, 28/04 last Thursday of every month, 19:00, Olde Trout Pub
Save my mobile and see you there.
What you can do now:
1. visit the plot Map for a Taster
2. forward to friends
3. if you have any tools, seeds, allotment stuff etc drop it off or let me know if you need it picked up. Thanks in advance.
4. have a look at recent pictures
5. suggest what events and activities would you like to see
Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko
07411457259

Local action
www.SouthendinTransition.org.uk and on Facebook

The latest SEEOG newsletter is now available

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The latest SEEOG newsletter is now available for download at http://seeog.org.uk/

[Permaculture Magazine] Today was the first day of our Design 4 ACTION…‏

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Today was the first day of our Design 4 ACTION Permaculture Design Course at Morbeck Farm near Wickford with the One Love Foundation – when discussing the course with the organisers earlier in the week we decided that installing a wood burner in the portacabin classroom would be a good afternoon practical project, however it was actually the first thing we did this morning as it was so cold nobody could sit around for any sessions! Normally we start the course with some icebreaker/group bonding type sessions – this was a REAL icebreaker however, and a great design challenge/team building project as well as illustrating the need for flexibility and adaptability in the PDC curriculum… It took longer than expected and a few sessions had to get shunted, but I’m sure we’ll catch up – looking forward to day 2 tomorrow!

 

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