Full Permaculture Design Course at Growing Together, Westcliff on Sea, Spring 2011

Announcing a full Permaculture Design Course to be held in Westcliff on Sea this Spring. The full 72 hour Permaculture Design Course is a vital stage in the development of understanding of permaculture ethics, principles, design processes and implementation techniques providing essential skills for the post-peak oil world. Held over 5 weekends at a venue less than an hour from central London, we will be running this course in partnership with Southend in Transition, Milton Community Partnership and Growing Together Dates: 7 – 8 May 21 – 22 May 4 – 5 June 18 – 19 June 2 – 3 July Times: 10 am – 6 pm, with optional additional sessions and/or social events on the Saturday evenings Accomodation: options for attendees from outside of the Southend area are available, more details to follow Cost: £450 – £300 depending on income, some concessionary places available, please enquire to Milton Community Partnership (see below) £50 secures a place Led by: Graham Burnett and guest tutors Full course details here For enquiries and bookings contact Milton Community Partnership or tel 01702 213264 Please note that booking of places for this course is NOT through Spiralseed, please contact the MCP directly, thanks … [Read more…]

Children’s Food Campaign: November 2010

The Children’s Food Campaign needs you! Help them: ·         End junk food marketing to children ·         Improve school food (there’s still a lot more to do) ·         Increase the teaching of cooking and food-growing at school ·         Bring back water fountains to places of play They believe that these changes can help to tackle childhood obesity. Now more than ever, they need a network of supporters to stand up to the junk food industry to protect children’s health. Sign up here … [Read more…]

Turning Anger Into Action – An introduction to inner city Permaculture, London E11

Turning Anger Into Action – An introduction to inner city Permaculture, London E11 Time: 9.30 October 2, 2010 to 5.00 October 3, 2010 Location: Leyton E11 (full venue details given on booking) This weekend introduction to permaculture will explore alternatives to lifestyles based on the exploitation of the earth’s resources, including sustainable design principles, permaculture ethics, organic gardening, creating community, ‘hands on’ practical experience and more with a particular focus on urban solutions. Please forward this to anybody who might be interested, thanks! — Graham Burnett www.spiralseed.co.uk www.grahamburnett.net NOTICE: thanks to the generosity of a friend and permaculture supporter who prefers to remain un-named, we are now able to offer 2 FREE OF CHARGE places on this course. This offer is open to anybody who wishes to be a part of this course who is GENUINELY UNABLE to afford a place otherwise. To apply for these ‘bursary’ places, please contact me via the Spiralseed website … [Read more…]

Forest Gardening introductory day at Manchester Drive allotments

On 1st May Milton Community Partnership in conjunction with Spiralseed and Southend in Transition are running a one day introduction to forest gardening workshop with SEEOG members Graham Burnett, Ron Bates and guest tutor Claire White at Ron and Graham’s forest garden plots at Manchester Drive allotments. For more information see http://westclifftransition.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/forest-gardening-one-day-course-manchester-drive-allotments/ … [Read more…]