Courses, Talks and Workshops


                                                  Community Talk

An opportunity to hear about the work we do.

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Creating An Edible Garden

A fun, interactive workshop on how to create your own low maintenance, low cost, edible space.

A presentation and how to create your own edible garden with a chance to see the North Devon Permaculture Mobile forest garden! You’ll be able to touch, taste and smell examples of the plants we grow, discuss our experience’s of them and how we use them & why. There will be a chance to chat to us at the end of the workshop.

Suitable from age 10 upwards. Adults please accompany your children.

Date: June 15th

Location: Nature’s Nutrition, Bideford, EX39 2JW

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Cost: £10.00 (low waged £5.00)

Beverages included. (please contact us to book. Numbers are limited)

Introduction To Permaculture

Dates: May 17th, 18th & 19th

Venue: Wishtree, Devon, EX21 5JN

Price:

Full £250

Early bird by 30th March £200

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: £90

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.

Costs include a light lunch

The Sustainable Kid

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

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

Cost: £90 (July) or £170 (additional day booked)

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 reduced price 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:

Full £170

Early bird by 7th June £150

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:

Full £350

Early bird by 14th June £300

 

This is our first wellbeing weekend. We will be offering a chance for you to experience the environment of a peaceful and tranquil woodland to whilst being guided by experienced practitioners in Mindfullness, Herbalism and Somatic Movement.

Fion O’Neil – Somatic Movement Coach

Fiona is a body-mind-life coach, somatic movement practitioner, and permaculturist. Her work is informed by movement meditations, expressive arts, ecosomatics and living a Low Impact Lifestyle in an ordinary home. With an eclectic background across many walks of life Fiona brings together her broad base of professional skills and her personal life experience, to encourage and facilitate our personal and social resourcefulness in Becoming Attentive toward the changes we might want to see.

You can find out more about Fiona and the work she does by visiting her website here

Keegan Blazey – Mindfulness Facilitator

I originally come from South Africa, I’ve lived in the UK for four years now. I did my Mindfulness facilitator training in South Africa and have been training and practicing mindfulness for roughly ten years now. I am also a practicing artist, Permaculture Designer and part time English teacher to foreign students. I believe that a strong meditation practice is key to solving many of the worlds problems today, including some more pressing personal problems.

I will be giving a brief introduction to what mindfulness is, the benefits that you can get from a sustained practice of mindfulness and some simple ways that it links in with a philosophy like Permaculture.

Diana Lee – Registered Medical  Herbalist

Diana will be doing a walk around Wishtree , with a herb ID and tea & ointment demonstration. You can learn more about Diana by visiting her website here

Wenderlynn Bagnall – Permaculture Educator & Designer

Wenderlynn will be introducing Permaculture techniques she has used, through personal experience of dealing with anxiety and depression.  

Cost includes residential stay (camping only) and catering. (Evening meals at extra charge)

 

                                 Open Day at Bulworthy, Rackenford

Date: August 31st

Cost: Free entry

We’re really happy to be back at Bulworthy again. We’ll be showcasing our work this time rather than volunteering at the BBQ cafe. Come along for a day in the woods, see other projects and walk around Henson’s Wood, home of The Bulworthy Project

 

Building Resilience – The Basics

Date: September 28th

Cost: £90

An introduction to the practical basics of being resilient”. 

This course will cover some of the basic practices we have used living offgrid, to help build our own resilience.

Additional Information on our Courses

Bursary places may be available on some of our courses. Please contact us for more 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

To book and for more details please book using our contact page .

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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