London Permaculture News for July
The London Permaculture Newsletter will continue to publicise events related to permaculture as they move online. Though we have to keep a physical distance to protect ourselves and others we can still stay connected online. Please continue to tell us about your online events by emailing email@example.com – see the bottom of the newsletter for more details.
Capital Growth Online Training
starts Wednesday 1st July, 6pm
The training programme has moved online for now. We’re running a mixture of short and longer workshops. Free short sessions of 45 minutes are run through Zoom and booking is required. If you can, a suggested £5 donation would be gratefully received towards the trainers time and expertise
Fermenting for Beginners with Rodrigo Chenkel from Organiclea; Wednesday 1st July, 6pm
10 Easy Crops for Beginners with Paul Richens; Wednesday 8th July 6pm
These longer sessions have a small charge (£5-10) to cover the cost of the trainers’ time. Bursaries are available if you’re on a low income or unwaged. For enquiries about bursaries or group discounts, bespoke training or site visits contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Yield, Small Space – make the most of your garden with Sophie Verhaegen from Growing Communities; Wednesday 15th July, 6pm
Foraging for Medicinal Plants with Rasheeqa Ahmad from Mobile Apothecary; Wednesday 22nd July, 6pm
More details and registration at https://www.capitalgrowth.org/training/
Hackney Herbal Online workshops
starts Saturday 4th July, 2pm
Hackney Herbal are a social enterprise specialising in creative events which explore the beneficial uses of herbs. We run a variety of herb-related activities in Hackney promoting mental health and well-being within the local community. We are now running online workshops covering topics like herb growing (indoors and outdoors), making your own remedies and using essential oils for skincare.
Herbal potions for your garden, Saturday, 4th July, 2pm
Essential Oils for the Home, Sunday 5th July, 11am
Essential Oils for the Mind, Saturday 11th July, 11am
Growing Your Own Herbs, Saturday 18th July, 2pm
Essential Oils for the Face, Sunday 19th July 11am
Essential Oils for the Body, Wednesday 22nd July, 6pm
Harvesting and using herbs to make remedies, Saturday 25th July, 11am
For more details, and registration, see http://www.hackneyherbal.com/workshops
Permaculture Association members’ social – July – Permaculture ‘in the home’
Wednesday 8th July, 7pm
Join us at our next social to meet and connect with other members. Register to receive instructions on joining the Zoom call. This month’s theme is permaculture ‘in the home’. Many of us have experienced disruption to how we use our homes during the pandemic. We’ll be exploring how to apply permaculture thinking to the home, and asking what ideas do you have for your home, what challenges are you facing and how could we help you to overcome them? More details and registration at
Vegetables you can plant now
Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden online workshop
Tuesday 14th July, 6.30pm-7.30pm
This workshop will go through vegetables you can plant now, in your garden, in pots or windowboxes. It will explain how to plant the seeds and take care of them and when to expect a harvest.
Email email@example.com if you would like to register for the workshop, further details: www.josiahbraithwaitecommunitygarden.org.uk
What is the Online Permaculture Design Course? – Free Online Info Session
Thursday 16th July, 7-8pm
If you are interested in taking the full Online Permaculture Design Course with Social Landscapes, but are slightly undecided as in what it involves, who the main teacher is, what you will learn and what will be required of you for certification, this online info evening is your opportunity to learn more. More details and registration at https://www.sociallandscapes.co.uk/events/2020/6/9/open-online-info-evening-what-is-the-permaculture-design-course-t2xyn
Seasonal herbalism: Exploring food as medicine and summer’s abundance
Northwick Park Community Garden online workshop
Thursday 23rd July, 6.30pm-7.30pm
This session is led by Medical Herbalist, Roisin Reilly BSc(Hons). In this workshop we will explore how the abundance of summertime plants can benefit common summertime ailments including common conditions such as Hay-fever, heat rash, bites & stings and sunburn. Many of the plants are seen as ‘weeds’ and Roisin will explain how to use and store them.
A hand -out will be included with this session, covering the stated topics and basic recipes and remedies, including a cooling balm recipe. For further details see www.northwickparkcommunitygarden.com/news-events and to register for the workshop please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping your plants watered
Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden online workshop
Tuesday 28th July, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Come along to this workshop to learn about ways you can keep your plants watered in the hot weather. The workshop will cover different ways to irrigate your plants and to maintain the moisture in the soil.
Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden, email email@example.com if you would like to register for the workshop, further details: www.josiahbraithwaitecommunitygarden.org.uk
Permaculture Association – Trustees Wanted
closing date Friday 18 September 2020
At this critical point for the future of the planet, the Permaculture Association (Britain) has adopted a new, ambitious strategic plan. We’re looking for new trustees that share our values & commitment to achieving a sustainable & flourishing future. We are looking for individuals who share our commitment, energy and passion for meaningful change. Would you like to join us?
The skills and experience we are looking for are set out in the trustee recruitment pack available on our website. However, your energy and commitment are just as important to us and full training is available. As an inclusive employer we recognise that our volunteers need to reflect better the communities in which we live and work. We encourage applications from all sections of the community. We’re committed to creating an organisation that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.
Trustees are required to attend monthly online Board meetings and bi-annual face-to-face weekend meetings. They will also be invited to join one or more of the Board’s sub-committees. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible so that we have a chance to meet and discuss the post in advance of elections at the Annual General Meeting. Ideally, please apply before 18 September and not later than 16 October.
For more details and to complete an application please visit www.permaculture.org.uk/trustee-vacancy
Permaculture Magazine Prize
Closing Date 31st August 2020
The Permaculture Magazine Prize is for individuals, communities, businesses, groups and organisations that can demonstrate inspirational work over more than three years.
We encourage entries from anywhere in the world. We are looking for permaculture projects that are:
Regenerating damaged land; Enhancing habitat and biodiversity; Helping people to gain practical and community skills; Adding value to produce and developing local economies; Building community, creating social glue and greater economic resilience; Modelling new ways of cooperating and new cultural paradigms
Permaculture Magazine wants to specifically award money to permaculture projects that reach ordinary people and demonstrate best practice permaculture both in terms of ecological and socially / culturally innovative design. Any project can apply if it has been functioning for at least three years and has established its place within its community.
For more details see https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/2020-permaculture-magazine-prize
Designing for Resilience : Foundations of Permaculture Online Course
Learn the basics of permaculture, with the Foundations of Permaculture course from the Permaculture Association. It will give you a basis to do your own designs and apply permaculture, helping your life and others. You can complete the Foundations of Permaculture course and any of our shorter modules, such as the Design Frameworks module, at your own pace. Sign up to receive email updates to hear when the full course goes live and when we are looking for a new group of testers (who will benefit from significantly discounted course fees).
More details at https://permaculture.org.uk/permaculture-course
Grow Your Own – free download
Spiralseed’s newly revised and reprinted edition of ‘Top of the Crops – How to make Your Edible Garden Grow’ is available as a free PDF download for the duration of the COVID-19 Lockdown period, in the hope that folks will find it a useful and empowering beginners guide, building confidence and encouragement to play a part in food security solutions for ourselves and our communities – Another world IS possible! Go to https://spiralseed.co.uk/ for the download.
21st Century Permaculture Radio
Archive programmes available at https://www.mixcloud.com/21stcenturypermaculture/
Brighton Permaculture Trust
Head to the Brighton Permaculture Trust. Check out their website for news of courses, events and Permaculture by the sea. Courses are currently being rearranged, and they are are working hard to rearrange events, venues, and tutors.
London Permaculture Network – Interactive Project Map
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I get events and webinars in the LPN newsletter?
If you want your webinars, online events, and announcements to be in the London Permaculture Network newsletter (sent out at the start of each month), please email them to us, at email@example.com before the 15th of the month, and they will go into the next month’s newsletter.