Organiclea: *two day ‘Introduction to Permaculture’ course*‏

Interested in learning more about permaculture design?
Saturday 20 September and Saturday 27 September, 10-5.30

Organiclea’s work – from the soil upwards; the plants, people, working ways, and essential infrastruture, have been informed by permaculture design learning. This has meant bringing nature’s patterns and cycles into the food-garden, joining dots in our outreach and enterprise work, and understanding the strength of community connections in the webs that we are a part of….

We are running a *two day ‘Introduction to Permaculture’ course* offering an overview of permaculture principles, design methods and processes, and an opportunity to see examples of permaculture design implemented in the garden and beyond. It will be at Organiclea’s Hawkwood Nursery site in Northeast London.

This is a two day course:
Saturday 20 September and Saturday 27 September, 10-5.30

The course will be taught by a group of Organiclea practitioners, a team that includes growers, enterprise and community development workers. It will include plenty of space for practical, participatory and thought provoking contribution from all!

Cost £120/£80/£40. See our course fee guide (also pasted at the bottom of this email) for details of how concessions apply.

To book on this course please go to our registration page at
The ‘finding us’ page gives directions to the site. Contact with any questions about the course. Once registered you receive a course information sheet with learning and logistical details.

For a little extra insight into how permaculture informs us along the garden path, see one of our grower’s blogs from March 2011, ‘By Nature':
“Perhaps the defining principle of organic gardening is “work with nature, not against it”. The extreme opposite of this might be seen to be agro-industry’s genetic modification and vast monocultures: gimungous resources – human, environmental , economic – poured into fighting against the nature of things, with inevitably toxic results all round. At the other end of the spectrum: wildlife gardening, foraging, and forest gardens, demonstrate that letting things be, with a few timely interventions, can generate riches beyond the dreams of the maximisers…. ” read full post at:

… Hoping to see you also somewhere along the garden path!

*Course fee guide

We endeavour to make our courses as accessible as we can by offering a sliding scale. Applicability is described below.

The highest fee is for those on an income over £15,000 per year

The second fee is for those on an income below £15,000 per year

The third fee is a full concession for anyone with savings less than £3000 and receiving any of the following benefits:

Income Support

Employment and Support Allowance (income related)

Employment and Support Allowance (contributions based) – IF there is no other household income

Jobseekers Allowance (income based)

Jobseekers Allowance (contributions based) – IF there is no other household income

Pension Credit with Guarantee Credit

FULL Housing Benefits /Council Tax Benefits

Asylum Support: People in receipt of asylum support or who have no recourse to public funds, and no other household income.

Course fees are used to cover tutor costs, materials used and premises running costs. Administration is carried out on a voluntary basis by a number of people.

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Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

A few weeks ago SEEOG members Sharon, Vic and Carole joined the Southend in Transition Community Allotment minibus to the Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning in North Essex.  After a warm welcome from our host for the day, Tony, we firstly toured the centre building and planning/ teaching rooms. Here are a few of Duncan’s photos….