Annual conference
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An introduction to permaculture (2 day course)

Starts: 20 April 2013 10:00
Ends: 21 February 2013 17:00

The Community Farm, Woodbarn Farm, Denny Lane, Chew Magna, Bristol, BS40 8SZ

We’re excited to bring Sarah Pugh out to the farm as the tutor for this weekend workshop. Her Introduction courses are an inspiring and informative exploration of the principles and practice of Permaculture. The experience will give you an understanding of the basic approach and simple ways to start using Permaculture in your garden, community and life.

You don’t need any experience, just an interest in gardening and sustainability and some enthusiasm for working towards a positive and productive future.
In talks, discussions and activities you’ll explore the ethics and philosophy and the basics of Permaculture design. On a short walk you’ll observe natural systems and useful plants and learn how to apply Nature’s wisdom to our own systems. A slideshow of projects and plots from around the UK will give an idea of the range of possibilities of Permaculture. There’s also a group practical session to put what we talk about into practice.

Tutor: Sarah Pugh
Sarah has been teaching permaculture courses for many years and her focus has always been on inspiring and involving people in designing and improving their local space, creating opportunities for communities to work collaboratively and to reconnect with nature, particularly in urban areas.
She founded the Bristol Permaculture Group (which now has over 600 members!) and runs a one year Practical Sustainability Course with Shift Bristol. Visit her website for more information.

For more information on this course and for details on how to book, please visit The Community Farm website.

Cost: £55 (members) / £65 (non-members)



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