Date; June 17 2017, 10.00am – 4.30pm
Venue; May Project Gardens, South London, venue information.
Led by: Graham Burnett (Dip Perm Des)
Details; Design for active community transformation in our neighbourhoods with Permaculture! This one day workshop can either be considered as a ‘stand alone’ introduction to Permaculture ethics, principles and design, or else can be a lead-in to the more in depth full 72 hour Permaculture Design Course. The day is led by experienced permaculture teacher Graham Burnett (author and illustrator of ‘Permaculture- a Beginners Guide’) in partnership with May Project Gardens, a team of grassroots activists working to educate and empower urban communities to live sustainably.
Cost: £40 waged, £25 low income/unwaged Book now
About May Project Gardens
May Project Gardens was founded in 2009 with the aim of bringing communities closer together through ecological and ethical activities. The site has approximately 250sqm of growing space where a variety of fruits and vegetables are grown by individuals who volunteer their time to help keep the project going. The site was designed using Permaculture principles, advocating working with nature not against her to fulfil our needs, and great emphasis is placed on reducing waste and increasing efficiency. We have a medium sized polytunnel, a small herb garden, two large main crop beds, a wildlife zone (which includes a pond and a wild flower bed), a small food forest garden and four different composting systems.
The main aim of May Project Gardens is to bring communities closer together to act collectively. The project provides access to the tools necessary to educate communities about the issues that affect the environment and as a result the effects they have on those inhabiting the planet. May Project Gardens helps to demonstrate some of the solutions to these issues and encourages all to get involve and make a difference. We hold regular open days where anyone can come along and get involve either helping out in the garden, sowing seed, weeding, harvesting, etc. or help make some of the many produce we create at the garden namely jams, chutneys, and juices. We also deliver workshops and courses on a range of topics including Permaculture, composting, using recycled wood, wild food foraging, and fruit and vegetable growing.
What folk have said about previous courses by Spiralseed;
“Graham’s teaching style is open, relaxed, relaxed, positive and BRILLIANT – A natural educator, thank you!”
“If anyone is considering this course I would really recommend it”
“The course was terrific and was paced in such a way as to ensure maximum benefit”
“A wonderful weekend”
“I’ve done a lot of training courses and Graham is by far one of the best trainers I’ve had”
“I believe that we all left richer for the experience and, speaking for myself, happier and more hopeful. I am now just looking for an excuse to return, because the whole experience was just too good to have only once”