Urban Growing

Introduction to Permaculture

Avon Wildlife Trust

Grow Wilder, 181 Frenchay Park Rd, Bristol, BS16 1HB

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Permaculture provides “embarrassingly easy” solutions to complex problems and is for everyone!

Find out how it can help you and the planet on this accessible, friendly weekend course. Spend time with like-minded people and leave with practical tools and tips, plus hopefully reassurance that there are lots of small but mighty things we can do to turn this climate and wildlife emergency around.

This weekend course is set up to be informative and inspiring, and will help you:

  • Understand the Ethics and Principles of permaculture
  • Learn eco’ observation and design methods
  • Understand natural systems and patterns
  • Share skills and knowledge with others
  • Enjoy reflective time in nature

The course gives you the opportunity to discuss important issues in a positive, creative and supportive space. Students have told us they find the small-group learning lively, participatory and thought provoking. You’ll get to join in hands-on work together, trying out down-to-earth techniques like no-dig lasagna-beds and self-watering pots. The course also starts you off on designing your own permaculture patch or project – straight away putting in to practice the learning you’ve gained!

A real ‘essentials of permaculture’, this course is great if you:

  • Need a springboard to start putting permaculture in to action for yourself.
  • Love wildlife but don’t know how to support nature in your own home – garden – life.
  • Are a gardening newbie or novice wanting more skills and confidence in organic growing.
  • Care about supporting health and happiness in your community, beyond the garden.

The training is certified by The Permaculture Association.

This course is led by Emily Howgate and Shila Brown of Muck & Magic. Both are permaculture practitioners and attentive facilitators, with experience working in national conservation groups and local community orgs.

£130 – £160

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