Permaculture within Diverse Communities Taster Day: Principles to Regenerate the Land and Enrich Our Groups

Saturday 25th October 2014

From: 10.45am-5pm

£20 /£12 concessionary rate for up to six people (e.g. Full time students; On benefits, State pension etc. Waltham Forest residents only)
Advance Booking ONLY

Permaculture is a practical system for regenerating the earth and communities. By drawing on principles and patterns in nature, permaculture has empowered people worldwide to develop dynamic, resilient projects that work with nature, rather than against it. Whether the home and garden, community space or one’s own life and career, permaculture can be applied to each situation.

This one day workshop is about ecological and social healing. It will give a taste of both permaculture and working with social diversity. Together we will explore and open up ways to work together effectively, to recognise our differences and our common ground and to discover how permaculture and contemporary group approaches can support our vision to co-create more conscious, real and productive relationships between one another and the land.

The exact content of the workshop is yet to be finalised but potential areas include:

– What is permaculture?

– Introduction to permaculture ethics & principles

– Social permaculture: Nature in us

– Diversity: Feeling our own shoes and stepping into the shoes of the other

– Conflict: an opportunity for growth

– Strategies for collaborative decision making

Workshop Facilitators:

Shumaisa Khan (Permaculture Designer & Sustainability Tutor, Routes of Wholeness)

Muzammal Hussain (Permaculture Designer & Group Facilitator, Routes of Wholeness)

Organised in collaboration with The Mill & Hedge Herbs.

Snacks will be provided. Teas available for donation; bring a packed lunch.

We actively invite members of Waltham Forest community groups to join the workshop – all spaces are to be held solely for local residents until 1 month beforehand. Participant numbers are limited. If you know you want to participate on the course, we recommend you book as soon as possible in order to secure your place. Registration forms are welcome from all areas. However Waltham Forest residents will have priority until one month before the workshop. A limited number of concessionary places of £12 are also available for Waltham Forest residents unable to afford the full fee. We also have two places of £5 (available by application on a needs basis for Waltham Forest residents – please let us know if you would like to apply).

If you live outside of Waltham Forest, your booking form will be acknowledged when received and processed from 25th Sept with places being offered according to availability at that time (full fee only for those outside Waltham Forest).

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Permaculture within Diverse Communities Walthamstow