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Using Gardening to Address Social Isolation

Started by Growing Support May 3. 0 Replies

How You Can Help Tackle Social Isolation in Your CommunityRecent research shows up to 50% of older people living in care never go outside and they are twice as likely to experience severe loneliness…Continue

Mini community garden in Watchet

Started by charles birch. Last reply by Mrs Susan Calvo Oct 12, 2016. 1 Reply

On the 14th. of march we set up a very small veg. bed. see U tube" admirals corner incredidible edible"on the17th. of June we harvested the potatoes. they were first 'Earlies' and made just over 21…Continue

job opportuntiy

Started by Alison Hayward. Last reply by Alison Hayward May 30, 2015. 1 Reply

South somerset Mind (Yeovil) is looking for a horticultural therapist for the Vanessa project.The role is paid for 6 hours a week at £10 per hour.  Please phone Gill on 01935 474875 for further…Continue

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Surplus Produce

Started by David Croxton. Last reply by Caroline Lewis Sep 25, 2014. 10 Replies

As part of our InQEDible Edible Project, and as a member of the Incredible Edible Network, we are not only looking to grow crops on spare land in our local communities, but also to persuade our local…Continue

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South West Permaculture Convergence - this weekend!

Just a reminder that this Saturday 24 May is the South West Permaculture Convergence, a one day gathering for people from across the South West who are interested or already active in permaculture and applying design to their lives.

Taking place at Compton Dundon Village Hall near Street/Glastonbury. Its a massive bring your own lunch to share and participation by donation. (Ideally £10 to cover costs, but is sliding scale).

To book please visit: http://www.wildheartpermaculture.co.uk/?page_id=2941

Below is an overview of the workshops and activities taking place at the South West Permaculture Convergence this coming weekend:

Living Landscape Walk with Patrick Whitefield

Veteran local permaculture designer, Patrick Whitefield, will be leading a Living Landscape walk up the beautiful Dundon Beacon.

Permaculture Project Management with Gary Finch

Permaculture Diplomate from Dorset, Gary Finch will explore getting designs implemented in reality and how to more effectively manage your projects.

Patterns in Nature with Tess Wilmot and Ian Smith

Since the beginning, spiral patterns have described the evolution of stars and galaxies. From time out of mind, spirals have inspired and informed human art and expression. More recently, science has uncovered the wonders of spirals in natural systems, including our own DNA. Today, spirals help us to understand and respond to the dynamics of people and the projects that we design and deliver together.

Permaculture designer and teacher Tess Wilmot and social educator Ian Smith offer you a whistle-stop tour of their work around the prevalence and relevance of spirals in growing plants, people and projects.  If you want to get straight-to-the-point but with no straight lines, this is the session for you!

Permaculture, Social Justice & Community Organising

This workshop is a group skill share and discussion on how we can use permaculture for social justice and where design is placed in a context of wider radical social change. Facilitated by Tim Lawrence of Sims Hill Shared Harvest and the Walled Garden; an experienced community organiser and grower, permaculture practitioner & community organiser Nicole Vosper and Eleanor Fairbrother, a Community Development Worker in Patchway, Bristol, with previous experience as a lead grower on an organic farm for 3 years.

An Introduction to the Resilience Wheel

Moving towards a more resilient lifestyle involves so many interlocking factors that you can feel confused about the best way forward.

The Resilience Wheel brings all these elements together. This concept shows you what you can achieve easily, for example, and where you'll come up against limiting factors which are out of your control as an individual but can be overcome as a community.

Jane Walker, from C.R.E.W, will  be demonstrating how to use the Wheel to create your personal Resilience Plan.

Permaculture Research

Tom Henfrey of the Permaculture Association's Research Working Group will give an update on implementation of the  Association's research strategy, talk about how the design of the Transition Research Network draws on permaculture principles, and facilitate a discussion to help set future priorities for permaculture and Transition research.

Crisis Permaculture and Resilience

This workshop looks at mapping from a naturalist vantage point and building confidence in living directly from nature through in-depth study of the natural environment, as well as how we can use this insight to implement a model of permaculture solutions in Food, Water, Shelter and Energy can save lives and prevent disasters. With Louise Brookes of Earth Frogs.

5 Ways to Wellbeing

5 Ways to Wellbeing is an interactive people care workshop led by Marion Fanning, looking at a set of evidence-based messages aimed at improving the health & well-being of the whole population.

Permaculture in the South West

A participatory session working through a discovering, dreaming, designing and delivering design process exploring ‘What next?’ for the room full of inspiring people. Looking at a potential practical vision for mutual support and local help.

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