[permaculture] Sept Oct Courses at Plants For A Future

Richard Morris pfaf at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Mon Aug 5 13:17:21 EDT 2002


Folk,
	I'd like to invite everyone to the following
courses and events happening at Plants For A Future this Autumn.

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Sept:
	Healthy Eating, a Raw Food Diet and Nutrition course.
Sept 13 - Sept 20: 
	Wetland Ecosystems, design and implementation.
Fri 20 - Mon 23 Sept: Shaping The Future 2
	Plants For A Future's Autumn Gathering - all welcome.
Weekends of 5/6 and 26/27 Oct: 
	Woodland Gardening Course.
Weekend of 19th/20th October:
	Green woodworking.

Wetland Ecosystem: design and implementation 
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First module Sept 13th - Sept 20th 
With Jay Treebough of Biologic Design

A unique opportunity to participate in the one of the most ambitious 
ecological wetland systems in the UK with the UK's foremost
wetland systems designers.
This course is the first step in a series of modules devoted
to designing and implementing a whole site water management systems
for Plants For A Futures 84 Acre site in North Devon. When completed
the system will become a showpiece for water management comprising
a series of swales, ponds and reedbeds and will include a 4 acre lake.
The water system will enable the whole site to be water
self-sufficient, with water harvesting and filtering for human 
consumption, grey water recycling and collection and distribution
of water for use in our various demonstration gardens.
A large variety of useful wetland plants will be used in all parts
of the design.

The First Module will focus on: 
·	Design and implementation of The Demonstration Gardens 
	wetland system.
·	Surveying and design for whole site.

Cost £150.00/week


Healthy Eating Course
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1st-2nd September 2002

With Sho and Dao 
of the Ecoforest raw food community.

Two days looking closely at nutrition and living foods
Comprising  a series of two hour talks:
·	Anatomy of Digestion
·	Bacterial Digestion
·	Health problems and Solutions
·	Sustainable lifestyle options

And
 Raw Food lunches prepared together

Cost £50 (a limited number of concessions are available)
 
The Garden of Love: Woodland Gardening Courses
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5th/6th Oct and 26th/27th Oct 2002
With Stephen Nutt And Plants For A Future

Two weekend courses inspired by Robert Hart and Ken Fern looking at 
design and implementation of a woodland garden within an existing 
woodland: "The Garden of Love" which is dedicated to the memory of 
Robert Hart (the pioneer off temperate 'forest gardening') and will 
form a central component at Plants For A Future's Education Centre.

Cost £50 per weekend (a limited number of concessions are available)


"Shaping The Future 2" the Plants For A Future Autumn Gathering
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20th-23rd September 2002

4 days activities and space with many possibilities including:
·	Creation and maintenance of Gardens
·	Developing wetland ecosystems
·	And other infrastructure development
·	hold your own workshops!
·	Exchanging skills, knowledge and ideas
There is no fee but Contributions in money or in kind most welcome


Green Woodworking
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19/20 October 2002

With Anthony Waters of  West Country Woodsmen.

An introduction to Green woodworking: harvest wood from 
Plants For A Future's 15 acre woodland, and then

Create chairs, stools, benches, coffee tables etc. using pole lathe 
Cost £75 a limited number of concessions are available

	See You Here!

		Rich

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