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Permaculture Design Course – Make A Life, Make A Livelihood

Sunday 1st October – Friday 3rd November


Quadrangle, Shoreham, Kent TN14 7RP
Permaculture is concerned with what truly matters, our most basic human needs, from clean water and healthy food to companionship and belonging, purpose and self-actualisation. It is a design approach that uses patterns and principles from natural ecosystems to help us meet our needs in cooperation with people and planet.
The Permaculture Design Course is a 72-hour, often life-changing experience, accredited by the UK Permaculture Association. This is a residential course with two separate residential weeks at the Quadrangle. Find out more here: http://www.sociallandscapes.co.uk/events/2017/2/3/permaculture-design-course-make-a-life-make-a-livelihood

Gardening with Nature at Cecil Sharp House Permaculture Garden: Pruning and taking cuttings

Saturday 7th October 1pm-5pm

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY
Come along to find out about pruning plants and taking cuttings. This time of year is a good time to take softwood and hardwood cuttings that will slowly develop roots over the winter. We will explain what the difference is between hardwood and softwood cuttings and how to take them so they have the best chance for success. See http://www.permablitzlondon.com/gardening-with-nature-training-sessions-in-the-cecil-sharp-house-garden/ for more details and booking

Come We Grow

Saturday 7th October, 6pm-1am

Cafe Cairo, 88 Landor Road,  Stockwell, London SW9

With May Project Gardens, acclaimed Musicians, MCs, performers and activists come together to awaken the eco-conscience through music, song, dance and collaboration. It’s a chance for everyone, regardless of language, culture or knowledge of environmentalism, to come together, have fun and be inspired to work together. See http://www.mayproject.org/ for more details

Outdoor and campfire cooking

Saturday 7th October, 10:30am-1pm

Oasis Nature Garden, Larkhall Lane, London SW4 6RJ

The team at Oasis Nature Garden will be taking you on a tour of this amazing space in the heart of Stockwell with woods, meadow, vegetable patch and ponds to explore, forage and learn about the abundance of food you can find on your own doorstep, then retreating to the campfire to learn to cook outdoors! Organised by Capital Growth. For all our coming training sessions please visit: http://www.capitalgrowth.org/training/

Abundance Day at Forest Farm Peace Garden

Sunday 8th October, 12-4:30pm

Forest Farm Peace Garden, end of Hazelbrouck Gardens, Forest Farm Allotments, Hainault IG6 2XL

Forest Farm Peace Garden to host “Abundance Day” to celebrate the bounty of summer harvest. Attendees will have a chance to listen to live music and take part in free workshops. for more details see https://forestfarmpeacegarden.wordpress.com/events/upcoming-and-recent-events/

Forest Garden Chutney and Chocolates

Sunday October 8, 10:00am-2:00pm

Edible Landscapes, Finsbury Park, London N4 2NQ

Join us to make your own vegan forest garden chutney and chocolates! These treats make excellent gifts if you can manage to avoid devouring them yourself. The workshop is led by our resident food genius Carolina Stupino, and will take place around the corner from us at The Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, London, N4 2HF. See http://www.ediblelandscapeslondon.org.uk/training

Permablitz London Design Guild

Every Monday 9th October – Monday 27th November, 7pm-9pm (8 sessions)

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY

Help design a permablitz and see it put into practice!
Permaculture designers from Permablitz London are holding a series of eight sessions, every Monday from 9th October until Monday 27th November to help with designs for future permablitzes that will take place at a variety of sites across London. All welcome: suitable for experienced designers, gardeners and complete beginners. You need to book a place if you would like to come along by emailing us at info@permablitzlondon.com.

Introduction to seed saving

Saturday 14th October, 10:30am-1pm

St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ

This training will cover the basic knowledge of growing, collecting and storing seeds from a plant, organically. This training is open to everyone. No gardening experience is required. Organised by Capital Growth. For all our coming training sessions please visit: http://www.capitalgrowth.org/training/

Compost Workshop

Saturday 14th October, 9.30am-4pm

Sutton Community Farm, 40a Telegraph Track, Wallington, SM6 0SH

Come along and find out how composting is vital for healthy soil, reducing waste and can save you money too! If you’ve never composted before, or are looking to improve your existing composting come along and join this practical session on our working farm. See http://suttoncommunityfarm.org.uk/events/compost-workshop-saturday-14th-october-9-30am-4pm/ for more details

Permablitz at Glengall Wharf Garden

Sunday 15th October, 10am-5pm

Peckham, South London

This is our autumn permablitz at Glengall Wharf Garden. The forest garden there has developed over the last four years since our first permablitz there. Come and find out about the plants in the forest garden where we will be laying a lasagne mulch, adding an irrigation system for the plants, rebuilding a pond and adding some new plants. There will be mini-workshops on the excellent range of forest garden plants in the garden, the benefits of using a lasagne mulch, setting up an irrigation system and preparing a pond.
RSVP Essential: if you want to come along you need to let us know so we know numbers and we can give you all the specific details. Contact us here

Growing with Nature : Autumn Season

Sunday 15th October, 11am-4pm

Edible Landscapes, Finsbury Park, London N4 2NQ

One-day introduction course in organic food growing with inspiring teacher Martine Drake. Learn all the basics in a day: this course will teach you how to grow food in harmony with nature, with a focus on cultivating during the Autumn and Winter. We will also cover the subjects of Permaculture and Forest Gardening. For more information and booking see http://www.ediblelandscapeslondon.org.uk/event/growing-nature-autumn-season

Merton Fruit Festival

Saturday 21st October, 1pm-6pm

Mitcham Community Orchard and Gardens, Field Gate Lane, Mitcham CR4 3AL

Volunteers needed! It’s October 21st and it’s Apple Day! Come and celebrate the fruit heritage of Merton with live performances, apple-related shenanigans, fun, food and drink. Mitcham Community Orchard and Gardens is the perfect place for a fun festival. Set in the heart of Mitcham, it is a beautiful oasis of local creativity with chickens, an orchard, a wildlife pond and dozens of berry bushes. For more information see https://www.theorchardproject.org.uk/events/festival/

Permablitz at Forest Farm Peace Garden

Saturday 21st October, 10am-5pm

Hainault, East London
Come along for our autumn permablitz at Forest Farm Peace Garden. We are going to be developing an area of the forest garden to be planted with unusual edible perennials, mulching and planting green manures in preparation for winter. We are also going to be constructing children’s play and exploration elements for the garden: a log trail and giant bamboo chimes. There will be mini-workshops on green manures, protecting the soil-food-web over winter and combining plants according to permaculture guilds.
RSVP Essential: if you want to come along you need to let us know so we know numbers and we can give you all the specific details. Contact us here

Sustainable cut and edible flowers for enterprise

Saturday 21st October, 10:30am-1pm

De Frene Market Garden, Sydenham Garden, 35a De Frene Road, London SE26 4AB

Sydenham Garden enables people to improve their quality of life, social interaction and physical and mental health in a supportive community environment. Organised by Capital Growth. For all our coming training sessions please visit: http://www.capitalgrowth.org/training/

Introduction to Forest Gardening

Tuesday 24th October, 6pm-8:30pm

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY

A Forest Garden is a designed agronomic system based on trees, shrubs and perennial plants. These are mixed in such a way as to mimic the structure of a natural forest – the most stable and sustainable type of ecosystem in this climate. In this session you can discover how to implement these principles within an urban context and beyond.  Organised by Capital Growth and Cecil Sharp House Permaculture LAND Project

Design 4 ACTION Permaculture Design Course

Saturday 28th October to Sunday 11th March 2018

Furtherfield Commons, Finsbury Gate, Finsbury Park London N4 2NQ

London’s Permaculture Design Course – Design 4 ACTION (Active Community Transformation In Our Neighbourhoods) is a different kind of permaculture course – urban focused positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us! Led by experienced Permaculture teacher Graham Burnett and others, D4A is about regenerative learning, enabling individuals, organisations and communities to come together over six weekends to create empowering solutions to the real world challenges we are all facing in these times of change. For more information and booking see https://spiralseed.co.uk/product/design-4-action/

Halloween Fun

Sunday 29th October, 1pm-3pm

Glengall Wharf Garden, 64 Glengall Road, Peckham, SE15 6NF

Join in the Halloween fun at Glengall Wharf Gardens, with bonfire and pumpkin carving. for more details see https://burgessparkfoodproject.org.uk/

Orchard Project Apple Harvesting Events

throughout October, throughout London!

October means apple harvesting! Join the Orchard Project at events across London to harvest this delicious bounty! For more details see https://www.theorchardproject.org.uk/events/

Apple Harvest Get Together, Sunday 1st October, 10.30am–3pm, Stanmore, North London
Apple Harvest Get Together, Tuesday 10th October, 10.30am – 3pm, Ewell, Surrey
Apple Day Horton Country Park, Saturday 14th October, 2pm-5pm, Horton Country Park Epsom & Ewell
Apple Juice Bottling with the Orchard Project, Monday 16th & Tuesday 24th October, 10:30am-5:30pm, Herne Hill
Apple Pressing & Craft Cider Making, Sunday 22nd & Monday 23rd October, 10:30am-5:30pm, Herne Hill
Apple Harvest Get Together, Tuesday 24th October, 10.30am–3pm, Waltham Abbey
Apple Harvest Get Together, Wednesday 25th October, 10.30am–3pm, Mill Hill, North London

Cafe Cairo

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88 Landor Road,  Stockwell, London SW9

Every last Thursday of the month is South London Permaculture Cinema at Cafe Cairo. Doors open at 7pm, the evenings flow can be viewed on www.facebook.com/BrixtonEdge. Showing Eco films for change, promoting permaculture action in London, facilitated by Lola an evolving permaculture artist. Entry is free so what are you waiting for?

London Permaculture Network – Interactive Project Map

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The London Permaculture network has launched a map of permaculture, and permaculture-friendly projects in London. Go to http://www.londonpermaculture.com/map/ to see it. Use the map to guide yourself around the projects in your local area, and the whole of London.
This map is still being developed, and we would love your project to be included! If you would like your project added to the map please contact us at info@londonpermaculture.com

Forthcoming Events

Pruning fruit trees and bushes

Saturday 4th November, 10:30am-1pm

Oasis Nature Garden, Larkhall Lane, London SW4 6RJ
The team at Oasis Nature Garden will be taking you on a tour of this amazing space in the heart of Stockwell with woods, meadow, vegetable patch and ponds and orchard to explore and learn about the techniques needed to prune your own fruit trees and bushes properly and safely. Organised by Capital Growth. For all our coming training sessions please visit: http://www.capitalgrowth.org/training/

Tonics & Teas: Fermentation workshop with Rachel de Thample

Thursday 9th November , 6pm-9pm

Jenius Social, Studio 8, The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Street, London N7 8GR
Tonics and teas have long been hailed as remedies for all manner of ailments and illnesses, and for their amazing health benefits. In this session you’ll learn to make drinks to fight colds, balance your gut flora, boost your immune system, and feel ready to take on the world. Your ticket includes a light, vegan supper of soup and sourdough. Organised by Capital Growth. For all our coming training sessions please visit: http://www.capitalgrowth.org/training/

Introduction to Permaculture

Saturday 11th November – Sunday 12th November

Arc Hall, Hoathly Hill Community, West Hoathly RH194SJ
The Introduction to Permaculture is a weekend course giving you an overview of permaculture, its key design tools, case studies of permaculture people and places and some practical activities. You have the opportunity to try out permaculture design tools on a project of your choice: here you will have design support and go away with your first permaculture design. After this course, you are ready to get started in permaculture! For more information and booking see http://www.sunrisepermaculture.org.uk/portfolio/introduction-to-permaculture/


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