Courses and Workshops (2019)

Introduction To Permaculture

Dates: March 15th, 16th, 17th

Venue: Wishtree, Devon, EX21 5JN

Price: £200

Course Ref: IntroM

Our three day introduction course goes beyond the garden, offering insight into social permaculture and its benefits. It will give you an holistic overview, showing how the basic theory and the practical application of permaculture can be used in your garden, personal life, home & work; in your community and for wellbeing.

During the three transformative days we will use our wealth of experience and knowledge of living off-grid, working with our community, and our deep interaction with nature, to help inspire you into reframing your approach to how you live and work. We will look at how to design your garden and lifestyle using minimal resources and finances, the benefits of zoning and the importance of working with nature and networking.

We will introduce you to inspiring techniques we have used to build our own psychological resilience, as well as practical hands-on skills. We will link these together using permaculture design frameworks and storytelling, to help you flourish & thrive, and be empowered in times of challenge.

Permaculture is a natural design science mimicking the patterns of nature. Its solution-3based, systems thinking approach can be used to help build regenerative and resilient landscapes and communities. It brings together a set of specific, desired, elements. When these are designed to work together in an efficient way, they can help create sustainable economic and ecological, resilient and regenerative systems. This course will introduce you to all of this, highlighting the importance of the ethics and principles of permaculture and how permaculture can be used in whatever you do.

Our courses are interactive and fun, using a variety of free flow, game-based, indoor & outdoor sessions to deliver creative, rejuvenating learning. You will have an opportunity to tour Wishtree where we use permaculture to underpin how we think, live and work.

No knowledge of permaculture is necessary in order to attend this course. We welcome those aged 10 to 100+. Children must be accompanied by a responsible, caring adult.

Cost includes food and camping

7 Edible Plants You Can Grow At Home

Date: May 11th

Cost: £80

Course Ref: 7ed

We will introduce you to 7 of some of our favourite plants we have used and worked with. There will be an opportunity to see and be part of a practical demonstration of each plant.

We will show you how we have integrated them into our growing systems and why we have chosen them. You will learn about the benefits of each plant and other uses they have. Depending on weather conditions, there may be an opportunity to buy some or all of the plants included in this workshop.  By booking on this course you will get a 10% discount off the total sales of any plants you buy.

The Sustainable Kid

A course for parents looking to raise happy, free range children, ethically”

Date:  July 6th & August 29th (additional day)

Cost: £80 (July)

£150 (additional day booked)

Course Ref: SuKid

Expanding on our work with our Nourish and Flourish project, we will show you how to facilitate your child’s self esteem towards building confidence in themselves and developing positive wellbeing. The workshop will also help your child connect with and build confidence in the outdoor environment. Through nature-based activities, we will help you to facilitate and develop their love for the natural world whilst deepening your own connection to nature, and your child.

Using our skills and knowledge of Permaculture, and with the guidance of the ‘Children In Permaculture’ curriculum, this one-day workshop will act as an excellent foundation for your child’s preparation into formal education and social culture.

There will be an opportunity to attend an additional day with your child to share your learning. This will be held in the Summer holidays where both you and your child can attend to do activities together.

There is a 10% discount on the second day if you book on both one-day workshops at the same time.

Additional benefits of this workshop are networking with likeminded parents as well as helping to raise your own awareness of nature, and increase your wellbeing. You will also have an opportunity to be part of our ‘Permie Kid’ pilot project which we are currently developing.

This course is aimed at parents of children aged 2 – 5 years of age. The cost is inclusive of any materials we use.

Cost includes a light lunch.

Introduction to Permaculture

Date: August 17th and 18th

Cost: £150

Cost Ref: IntroA

This is the basic two day Introduction course as per the March course but without the social permaculture element. We will cover elements such as zoning, sectors, inputs and outputs analysis and how to apply the practical application of design.

Cost includes food and camping.

Building Resilience For Personal Wellbeing

Date: August 23rd – 26th (4 days inclusive)

Cost: TBC

Course Ref: BRw

Course content to follow

Building Resilience – The Basics

Date: September 28th

Cost: £90

Course Ref: BRb

An introduction to the practical and psychological basics of being resilient”. 

More details on this course content to follow.

Additional Information on our Courses

We offer 1 free place on all of our courses to those on low income or unemployed, when there are 6 full pay places filled. This does not include our talks. Please contact us for me details.

Unless otherwise stated, all our courses will be held at Wishtree, our Learning And Network Demonstration project (LAND learner for short) You can find out more about Wishtree by following this link

Please book all courses, workshops & talks, through our contact page quoting the course ref details.

Testimonials:

About our teaching –

“Good teachers. Had a wealth of experience and knowledge”

“Adaptive”

“Really felt I learned in an interactive Way”

“Kind, caring Creative…. lots of practical, not lecturing”

“Particularly inspired and empowered, rejuvenated to clarify and refine vision.”

“Equal amounts of practical and sitting. Didn’t feel like we spent too long on any one thing”

About value for money:

“Very generous to share, opportunity in creative ways, priority of sharing info, more than profit which is of huge value.”

“Good value for the combination of food/lectures on hand experience/resources and fun.”

“Good value”

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