A Taste of Permaculture

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Toryglen Community Base

179 Prospecthill Circus

Glasgow

G42 0LA

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Described as ‘revolution disguised as gardening’ – Permaculture – (Permanent/Agriculture/Culture) is understanding, replicating and working with nature to make our own lives more sustainable and resilient.

This taster course will introduce the concept of permaculture, with focus on ways to apply its core ethics and methods to one’s own life and projects. Ideas will be examined and developed using hands on, interactive activities to help participants better understand the personal and wider advantages as well as the vital importance of sustainable design and planning.

09:45 -Teas & coffee / set up

10:00 - Introductions; Why are you attending (go ‘round). Why Permaculture?

11:00 - Web of connections activity (wildlife and social webs)

12:00 - Skills Audit circle

12:30 - Lunch

13:20 – ETHICS, Earth care/people care/fair share, Using what is available (to minimise cost, effort, waste), Not replacing natural ‘labour’ with your own, Input/Output (Brick) Activity

14:15 - Break

14:30 - Case studies (Gardening, community events, kids and daily life), Design for our personal challenges and the bigger picture

Instructor’s Details - Lauren works for TCV – The Conservation Volunteers (a community volunteering charity) managing and training groups of adults across Glasgow and further afield, to improve green-spaces for people and wildlife.

As a zoologist, with a passion for nature and adventure, Lauren has travelled to India, Trinidad, Guatemala, Ecuador and Bulgaria to study local wildlife and traditional crafts.

Volunteering herself in the past two years as a Science Leader for British Exploring Society, Lauren helped young people engage with the amazing biodiversity of the Canadian Yukon wilderness and the high-altitude mountain regions of the Ladakh Himalayas.

Lauren is currently doing her diploma in Permaculture Design and has a natural affinity and love for herbalism after she became fascinated, in particular, with the amazing medicinal properties of plants underfoot and all around.

Camilo’s interest in food growing and wild food started when learning about foraging as a child. Curious about sustainable living, Camilo spent several months living and volunteering on permaculture farms in Taiwan and France. There he learned to think in terms of the permaculture design principles through their regular application in hands-on projects. To apply these ideas in an urban setting to help communities with the greatest need, he got involved in community garden projects in Albuquerque, New Mexico. These relied on growing locally-adapted native food plants using traditional methods.

Camilo now focuses on the design of forest gardens, one of the original inspirations for permaculture. Camilo recently oversaw the design and installation of one of these self-sustaining, edible ecosystems for the Yoker community of Glasgow.

What to bring with youNote pad & pen, your own mug, lunch or some food to share.

LocationToryglen Community Base

Catering – Please bring a pack lunch

Cost - £20



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