Events archive


Designers' Weekends - Programme continues

Following the successful weekend at Wilpshire in August we are now continuing to work up our programme of occasional practical design days and weekends, working with real clients on their properties. The events will be led by experienced permaculture designers in the north west and will be open to all who have an interest in improving their design skills. We are discussing opportunities with several clients and more information will be available soon.

Dates and venues are still to be confirmed, but you can already get more details of who should be there and the outline of the weekend

You can register your interest here or talk to Victoria Dewhurst on 07765 414 335


Advance notice - design weekend in Manchester at the Fallowfield Sectret Garden

This event with Angus Soutar is at the planning stage: link to Fallowfield Secret Garden Manchester. You can see preliminary  details of who should be there and the outline of the weekend. Contact us for more details.



Water in the Landscape: DIY surveying day

at Whalley Forest Garden near Clitheroe. Saturday 17th March 2011. Led by Angus Soutar,  Charlotte Dean and Chris Gathercole. Details


Design presentations

Design course completion presentations, morning of Saturday 18th February at Meridiane House, Chorley. Final course day with space for visitors. Several groups and individuals presenting, regional gather-in. If you want to attend as part of the audience, contact Angus


Full Permaculture Design Course at Clitheroe

 One day per month starting Saturday 21st January. Led by Angus Soutar more information here.


 Designers' weekend at the Whalley Forest Garden Site

26th and 27th November at Whalley, near Clitheroe. The next weekend in the series is a chance to be in at the start of a new forest garden.You can see preliminary  details of who should be there and the outline of the weekend. Contact us for more details.


Forest Garden Volunteer Weekend at Middlewood
 4-6th November. Details here.


Forest Garden Volunteer Weekends at Middlewood

2-4th September and 4-6th November. Details here.


International permaculture convergence (IPC10)

Wadi Rum, Jordan 19-22 Sepetember 2011

The IPC10 in Jordan will bring together some of the world’s most capable permaculture practitioners, teachers, visionaries and activists, enabling them to share their combined wealth of knowledge, experience and inspiration with the people of Jordan, each other, and the world at large. The result is expected to be increased efficiency at bringing permaculture’s strong tendency to get to the heart of water, soil, energy and other global problems — by dealing with their root causes in holistic ways — to the people who need it most.

The convergence will be followed by tours to sites of particular interest.

Preview here. Website here.



Permaculture skills at the Middlewood Trust

1-2nd October, final weekend - finishing off and going forward, Rod, Mark, Angus and Friends
More info.


 


Designers' Weekends - New Programme

This is to give advance notice of a programme of occasional practical design days and weekends, working with real clients on their properties. The events will be led by experienced permaculture designers in the north west and will be open to all who have an interest in improving their design skills. More information will be available soon. Meanwhile, you can talk to Victoria Dewhurst on 07765 414 335

The first weekend in the programme is now confirmed for 20-21st August -at Wilpshire, near Blackburn. The weekend will be led by Angus Soutar.  The owners are looking for suggestions for a small paddock that they want to see put to better use. There are already several developments on site that contribute to low inputs, so this is a good opportunity to learn about integrated design on an interesting East Lancs rural property. The property is near a station on the Blackburn - Clitheroe line. For more information, click here.


Permaculture skills at the Middlewood Trust

20-21st August, investigating the home zone, energy, renewables, Steve Beesley + other
More info

 Permaculture skills at the Middlewood Trust

  • 16t-17th July, the role of Water and sanitation, Mark Bamford and Steve Beesley
    More info.

Permaculture skills at the Middlewood Trust

  • 18-19th June, home garden to forest garden? Mark Fisher and Rod Everett
    More info


Summer holidays - Full 72 hour design course - Malta

We have had to postpone this course because the project is not ready yet. Apologies for this, but they want to be sure that everything is right for us and for them.   Watch out for more details. Led by Angus Soutar assisted by Peppi Gauci, at the Bahrija Oasis project, Malta. More information here, as it comes in.


 Permaculture skills at the Middlewood Trust


Full 72 hour design course - Lancaster

One Saturday per month,from 7th May. Led by Angus Soutar. More details here.



Permaculture skills at the Middlewood Trust

  • 16-17th April   Design Process; The first weekend of a series of six for graduates of the 72-hour course. More info.


Full 72 hour design course - Chorley

Led by Angus Soutar assisted by Ann Kolodziejsk and Emma Leaf-Grimshawi. One Saturday per month, you can join in from Saturday 12th March, at Meridiane House, Chorley. Good public and car transport links.  More information here.



Permaculture design workshop

A weekend of hands-on permaculture design at Greave House Farm
Led by Angus Soutar
18th and 19th Septemeber 2010

Joining instructions - directions, what to bring - further details

Suitable for anyone interested in permaculture design, of particular value to those building up their design portfolios for the permaculture diploma. Further information

Find out more about Greave House Farm



EuPC 10 (European Permaculture Convergence) will take place from the
17th to 19th August 2010 in Nethen in Belgium /Grez-Doiceau (near Brussels). 

After that  (20th to 22nd of August) there will be a Permaculture Festival. The convergence is for graduates of the 72-hour course, the organisers' website is  here or e-mail us.
 

Site visit at Middlewood - 15 August

Visit organbised by Transition Clitheroe. Contact us for details of how you may join in

You can combine this with a visit for the Middlewood Dance Day om the Saturday.



Make your own maps
Follow-up day 7th August 2010

A workshop on how to gather information on a piece of land without the need for expensive instruments and formal training. The event will be held at Greave House Farm, north of Sheffield.

More infomation here.


Lammas Forest Gardening Weekend at Middlewood
30/07/2010  to 01/08/2010

The final Sun Festival forest garden weekend, out of
a series of four organised at Middlewood Permaculture Trust, is scheduled
for the weekend at the end of July / beginning of August. More information
on the weekend will be posted on this page in the next few days:
http://manchesterpermaculturenetwork.howcreative.co.uk/node/817


Tour of Old Sleningford Farm
Sunday 25th July 2010

An opportunity to join in with people from Transition Clitheroe and Transition Bolton in a visit to this brilliant smallholding near Ripon. Another chance to see local food in action. Includes a visit to the exciting Forset Garden currently in development.

See more about the Farm here.

Contact us for details of how you may join in


Make your own maps
17th and 18th July 2010

A weekend workshop on how to gather information on a piece of land without the need for expensive instruments and formal training. Our map-making sessions show you how to create hand-drawn maps, and include the use of simple, traditional drawing instruments. The event will be held at Greave House Farm, north of Sheffield.

More infomation here.


Full Permaculture Design Course in Clitheroe, 2010
With a focus on transition town processes and low carbon sustainable communities.

Feb 7, 14, Mar 28, April 25, May 23, June 27. Subsequent dates to be
arranged.
Led by Angus Soutar.  Cost:  £240, concessions available.

More information is available here.
For bookings and enquiries contact Chris Gathercole


Full Permaculture Design Course in Bolton

Dates have been fixed through to next summer: 12 December, 9th January, 6th February, 6th March, 10th April, 8th May, 5th June. The first day has already passed, but you may contact us for details of how you may still join in. More about the course here.


IPC9 International Permaculture Convergence in Malawi (follow it on the blog)


Full Permaculture Design Course / Introduction to Permaculture in Bolton

Starts Saturday 7th November 2009 in Bolton, details available here.
 


Permaculture at Stonehead Cottage

 Barefoot surveying and site mapping "Part 1" with Angus Soutar, Saturday 22nd August in the Wyre valley. Details here


North West Graduate Convergence 2009

All graduates of the Permaculture "72 hour" design course are invited to the North West Regional Convergence that will be held on Saturday 1st August 2009. More details here