Do you seek to live compassionately without the unnecessary exploitation of people, animals and the environment? Are you concerned about climate change and future generations? Are you interested in changing how we interact with other species, ecosystems and our human communities? Then our Introduction to Vegan Permaculture Course is for you!
Beyond Vegan: Beyond Sustainable – Reducing your intake of animal products is a powerful and positive step towards a more compassionate lifestyle, and greatly reduces your environmental impacts. Yet even a vegan diet can have a high carbon footprint if still reliant on processed foods from industrialised agricultural systems. These often remove trees and forests from land in order to grow fossil fuel dependent annual crops, or rely heavily on imported products, cash crops and exploited labour. The Vegan way combined with permaculture design systems can create a world that is not just ‘sustainable’ but truly REGENERATIVE, restoring forests, repairing ecosystems, building soils, increasing biodiversity, developing local economies and addressing issues of social justice and animal liberation! Our forthcoming weekend course held in the beautiful setting of Karuna Insight Design Forest Garden is a unique opportunity to learn about Vegan Permaculture principles with instructor Graham Burnett, author of The Vegan Book of Permaculture and experienced Permaculture Designer. Places are limited, so don’t miss this amazing opportunity to apply Ecological Veganism to your life and world!
Venue: Karuna Insight Design, Shropshire. Set within an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) on the upper fringes of the ‘Long Mynd’, Karuna is an 18 acre low impact Permaculture and Forest garden demonstration site, where visitors, students and volunteers can directly explore and experience some of the possibilities that exist to help revitalise the British countryside (creation of a nature reserve) and to help the nation accommodate, feed and power itself in the most positive way. The project has become a highly valued unique working educational resource.
Dates: Sat 2 – Sun 3 September 2017
Cost: £150 to £180 (Sliding scale – pay what you can afford according to your income), includes food. Other concessions may be available, please enquire to the course organisers for further information.
Accomodation: Various options, including camping and nearby B&B, please enquire to the course organisers for further information.
Details: Applying permaculture design thinking to your cruelty free lifestyle, this weekend will focus on design skills – learning to see patterns in nature and in human and social contexts. It will give us the tools and confidence to take responsibility for our lives and actions whilst ‘doing least harm’ to our earth and her inhabitants, whether human or non-human.
This course will give participants;
- Ability to define the term ‘permaculture’ within a vegan context
- Ability to give a number of examples of non-animal based permaculture systems in action
- Ability to describe a number of examples of interconnections in human and natural systems
- Ability to state the ethics and principles of Veganic Permaculture
- Ability to develop observation and pattern recognition skills
- Ability to set personal permaculture-based design goals
- Experience in practicing permaculture design processes and methods
Who is this course suitable for?
Open to all – no previous knowledge or experience necessary. This course will be of particular interest to those who would like to know more about permaculture design without the use or exploitation of animals and the environment. Vegans and vegetarians are especially welcome, although following a vegan lifestyle is not a prerequisite for attendance!
Please note that this course is not organised by Spiralseed – all queries re. booking and accommodation should be made to the course organisers.
What folk have said about our previous courses
“I can totally recommend this. I’ve done 2 courses under Graham’s tutelage and have thoroughly enjoyed each one. The second changed my life (for the better) and gave me the courage to ditch a a job that was wearing me down, in favour of self-employment that has left me happier than ever before as an adult. The Introduction to Permaculture course I did opened my eyes and broadened my outlook. Worth it for that alone, but when you add in a weekend of fun with like-minded people – priceless!”
“Graham’s teaching style is open, non-ego, 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”
Can’t afford the course fees? Have a look at some ideas here or fundraise for your tuition with We The Trees!