Sunday, 29 July 2012

Forest Garden Course August 2012

Forest Garden Course

Friday 3rd August - Sunday 5th August at Cambridge Sustainability Centre

Forest Gardening is a way of using the natural systems and layers of a woodland to create a food-producing environment with minimal effort. An edible forest garden is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs, and can be tailored to fit any space.

 This weekend course will provide a theoretical overview of how to design, implement and maintain a temperate forest garden, including working on a practical planting design for a forest garden on the farm.

£80-£120 depending on income

For more information, visit the Cambridge Sustainability Centre website here

Permaculture Introductory Courses London 2012

Stepney City Farm    
Sept 11-12 (midweek)
Nov 17-18
For bookings contact Ros Bedlow:

Spitalfields City Farm    
Oct 6-7
For bookings contact Claire White:

Green Peppers Orchard NW1   
Nov 24-25
For bookings contact Cinzia Sarigu:

Hackney City Farm   
Dec 8-9
For bookings contact Kevin Mascarenhas:

Islington Ecology Centre, Gillespie Park, N5 1PH  
For bookings contact Cinzia Sarigu:
Dates TBA

The courses will be lively, participatory and thought-provoking. We will cover the basics of permaculture design and how this approach can be applied to individual circumstances in order to facilitate a move towards sustainability.

Cost: £120, concessions £60
Time Credits also accepted on selected courses

For more information about the courses and the teachers, please go the Permaculture Association website:

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

One day workshop in Permaculture Gardening

Sunday 3rd June 2012 - 9.30 for 10am start - finish at 4pm
The course will introduce permaculture gardening, and focus on how natural systems can teach us to garden sustainably by “Working with Nature”.

The day will cover:

No dig gardening
Perennial food growing
Polyculture food growing
Design exercises

This course will take place at a 16-year-old forest garden planted by Naturewise in the grounds of Margaret McMillan School, which is a wonderful example of how urban land management can support many beneficial relationships and produce many yields.

Course led by Claire White
Cost:  £50. Full fee   £25. Cons

For Information and Bookings Contact:

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

London Diploma Information and Support Day

Are you feeling a bit lost with your diploma and would like some guidance and support with peer support guilds?  Would you like to start but you're just not sure about the process?

Come along to the London Diploma Information and Support day at Grow Mayow on Sunday 22nd April, from 10:00- 14:00.  It is run by two diploma tutors, Claire White and Hedvig Murray.  The aim of the day is to refresh people who have started the process then got a bit lost, clarify the Diploma process up to those who are interested, and encourage beneficial connections between all of you.

The outline of the day:
10:00 clarify the process and answer any questions about the diploma
12:00 Shared Lunch to meet others considering and doing their Diploma
13:00 Peer Support Guild meeting/ tutorials 
14:00 End of the day

The cost is 'pay what you can' to cover travel costs, time and the venue.  If you would like an individual and group tutorial then this needs to be arranged directly with either tutor. 

Please email Hedvig know if you would like to come ( hedvigm [at] hedvigmurray [dot] co [dot] uk) , as we need to know how many people will be there.

Look forward to seeing you lots of you there, and please bring a contribution for lunch.  

Best wishes,

Hedvig & Claire
Its very easy to get to Sydenham on the Overground from Whitechaple, Highbury, Dalston and West Croydon, Its a 5min walk to:Grow Mayow Garden,in the park, on the corner junction of Bishopsthorpe Road and
Mayow Road
London SE26 4JA

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Forest Gardening Course 24/25th March 2012

This is a 2 day Introduction to Forest Gardening.

It will be an interactive course guiding you through the design of a food forest using permaculture tools - learn to work with nature to create abundance.

The weekend will be led by Claire White & Kevin Mascarenhas

we will be covering several aspects of forest gardening including:


Perennial foodgrowing

Choosing plants

Design considerations (including a design practical)


Time: March 24, 2012 at 9:30am to March 25, 2012 at 4:30pm 
Hackney City Farm
Goldsmith Row

London E2 8QA

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Introduction to Permaculture March 3rd/4th 2012

Seeking practical solutions towards a more sustainable lifestyle?

Permaculture uses whole system thinking to consciously create productive environments that working with the diversity, stability and resilience of natural systems. With these methods we can design for abundance, enjoy better health and well being, and empower ourselves towards more sustainable choices.

On this two day course, we will cover:

the ethics and principles of permaculture
useful design methods
observation skills
practical examples of permaculture thinking
how to apply these techniques to design your own space
a practical design exercise

Our teaching style will be lively, participatory and thought provoking. We hope that you will come away empowered and inspired to create your own meaningful solutions.

The cost for the course is £120 and concessions are available by arrangement

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Introduction to Permaculture course Feb 2012 - Spitalfields City Farm

An introduction to the basics of permaculture design & how this approach can be applied to individual circumstances in order to facilitate a move towards sustainability. This two day 'taster' weekend will create opportunities to actively learn about the ethics and principles of permaculture.

Over the weekend we will cover:

Origins of Permaculture
Ethics and Principles
Design methods
Examples of permaculture in practice
A practical exercise or walk
An overview of the permaculture network and how to find out more.

Permaculture uses whole system thinking to consciously create productive environments that work with the diversity, stability and resilience of natural systems.

The course is a stand alone course or gives you access onto various Full Design Courses (72hr+)
This is the second of twelve introductory courses based at East London City Farms and Green peppers Orchard in Camden.

Each course will be lead by members of the London Permacuture Network.
£95 - Individual income more than 18k/yr

£60 - Individual income less than 18k/yr

£45 - Concessionary Rate -
income less than 10k/yr