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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.

Forest Gardening Workshop

Tuesday 7th February, 11am- 1pm

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

Forest gardens can give a multitude of yields while supporting biodiversity and a number of other ecological functions. With this session you will get an overview of the main characteristics of forest gardens, what to look out for when designing your forest garden as well as some practical skills for maintaining the existing forest garden at Glengall Wharf. for more info see http://www.sociallandscapes.co.uk/events/2017/2/7/forest-gardening

Paid permaculture job available in Lewes food forest

A paid, full time, live in position is available at Rodmell Food forest, East Sussex.

The full job advert is hosted on our website – http://wp.me/P3iye2-3b
Live in Manager required for Rodmell Food Forest, East Sussex. The role involves overseeing all aspects of the project from March to November 2017, including maintaining the existing food forest gardens and plans, managing the WWOOFer volunteers, liaising with the site residents. The successful applicants will have experience with permaculture design and organic growing techniques. Please send a CV of relevant activities and qualifications, and details of how you meet the above criteria to rogerross66@gmail.com by February 7th for consideration.

Alara Kings Cross Wassail Party

Friday 10th February 5pm–9pm

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Alara Wholefoods, 110-112 Camley St, London N1C 4PF

Now in its sixth year, Alara Wholefoods is once again bringing together Camley Street’s community (and beyond) for their annual Winter Wassail Party. Held on the Alara premises, the event takes place just a stone throw away from Camden and Kings Cross. Visit the Alara facebook event page to find further Wassailing information and RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1170382803042673/

Permablitz with the Quadrangle Trust

Saturday 11th February 10am

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The Quadrangle, Shoreham Road, Shoreham, Kent TN14 7RP

Come on over to Kent for this free event hosted by Natural Flow. We will do some permaculture gardening, learn new stuff together, have fun and get active in the Quadrangle forest garden. We are planning to bring more permaculture design thinking to this wonderful rural site only an hour from London with this permablitz and beyond so do come and join us. You will learn and practice the skill of taking hardwood cuttings and growing your own leaf mould. Fun winter activities that you repeat in your own garden and reap the benefits from in the following years to come. More information at: http://naturalflow.biz/permablitz-feb-2017/

Winter care for edible perennials in a permaculture garden

Sunday 12th February, 1pm-5pm

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Cecil Sharp House Permaculture LAND project, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden, NW1 7AY

Come and find out what you need to do in winter to prepare perennials for the best start in spring. Cecil Sharp House permaculture LAND project has a selection of edible perennials and in this training session you can find out what they are and how to take care of them in winter. The session will be a mixture of theory and practical work in the permaculture garden. £6/Free for regular volunteers.  For more info see http://www.permablitzlondon.com/event/winter-care-for-edible-perennials/
This is part of a series of sessions taking place through the year for people who want to learn more about plants and the practicalities of taking care of them in a permaculture garden. If you would like to become a regular volunteer at the garden email
csh-landproject@permablitzlondon.com

Winter Pruning workshop

Saturday 18th February, 10am-2pm

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Alara Wholefoods, 110-112 Camley St, London N1C 4PF

Learn how to prune apples and pears in a very urban orchard only a 10 minute walk from Kings Cross St Pancras! Lewis McNeill will lead the training on the Alara orchard trees which were planted between three & seven years ago, requiring both formative and remedial pruning, and will also cover general fruit tree management. Snacks and hot drinks provided and there’s a great cafe on site for those who’d like to buy a hot lunch. Bring sharp secateurs if you have them (all tools will be provided if not) and dress warm. Contact lewis@theorchardproject.org.uk for further details. There are a limited number of concessionary tickets available for £15.00. More info and booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-pruning-workshop-tickets-29020305515

Winter care for fruit trees in a permaculture garden

Sunday 19th February, 1pm-5pm

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Cecil Sharp House Permaculture LAND project, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden, NW1 7AY

The fruit trees at Cecil Sharp House Permaculture garden are grown with plants around their base that will support their needs. Come and find out what they are and the maintenance that is required during winter to ensure the best start for the plants in spring. The session will be a mixture of theory and practical work in the permaculture garden. £6/Free for regular volunteers.For more info see http://www.permablitzlondon.com/event/winter-care-for-fruit-trees/

This is part of a series of sessions taking place through the year for people who want to learn more about plants and the practicalities of taking care of them in a permaculture garden. If you would like to become a regular volunteer at the garden email

csh-landproject@permablitzlondon.com

Can You Hear the Sound of the Flowers? Dance performance

Thursday 23rd February, 8pm

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The Place, 17 Dukes Road London WC1H 9PY

Can You Hear the Sound of the Flowers is a dance project exploring permaculture and sustainability through movement and visual arts. The project aims to bring awareness to solutions and how we can act as a community towards a more sustainable future through engagement and creativity. More details https://www.facebook.com/events/194486071011385/

Free Permaculture Info Evening

Tuesday 28th February, 7:15pm

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Treadwell, 5 Tredwell Close, London SW2 3TL

Come along to a free info evening to find out more about our Full Permaculture Design Course that starts in April 2017. We will be looking at retrofitting a home in South London and visit a number of other permaculture projects in the area.
More information and booking: http://www.sociallandscapes.co.uk/events/2017/2/25/permaculture-info-evening

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. We are having a season of Open Money until April. Entry is free so what are you waiting for?

Forthcoming events

Introduction to Permaculture

Sunday 5 March, 10.00am-4:30pm

May Project Gardens, 158 Middleton Road, Morden, SM4 6RW,

This one day workshop can either be considered as a stand alone introduction to Permaculture ethics, principles and design, or else can be a lead-in to the more in depth full 72 hour Permaculture Design Course. The day is led by experienced permaculture teacher Graham Burnett (author and illustrator of Permaculture- a Beginners Guide) in partnership with May Project Gardens, a team of grassroots activists working to educate and empower urban communities to live sustainably.
Booking and more info http://spiralseed.co.uk/product/design-4-action-introduction-permaculture-day-may-project-gardens-south-london/

Free Workshop –‘Permaculture and People Care’

Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 11am–1pm

Forest Farm Peace Garden, Hazelbrouck Gardens, Ilford IG6 2XL (5 mins from Hainault tube)

Come along for our open morning event, look around and enjoy our free workshop on “Permaculture and People-Care” with Susannah Hall, active in Permablitz London, a talented gardener and permaculture designer. The workshop will introduce you to the basics of permaculture, and to some ideas about how you could apply it in your daily life and work. It will be followed by a walk around the garden and shared lunch (optional).

This event is aimed at all interested in taking part in our Buddy Volunteer Training in March 2017. You can get a chance to see the garden, meet the staff and volunteers and learn more about our ecotherapy programme. More details https://forestfarmpeacegarden.wordpress.com/events/upcoming-and-recent-events/

Apple Grafting Workshop

Saturday 11th March, 10am-2pm

Edible Landscapes, Finsbury Park, London N4 2NQ

Learn how to graft apple trees using the ancient ‘whip and toungue’ method with a knife. Once you’ve learned this reliable technique you’ll be able to create new trees year after year for next to nothing! Lewis has grafted many 100’s of fruit trees over the last seven years and has even taught school children the method successfully! You can see him in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaK7EJxYl2k  Contact lewis@theorchardproject.org.uk for more details.

Seed planting for flowers for bees in a permaculture garden

Sunday 12th March, 1pm-5pm

Cecil Sharp House Permaculture LAND project, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden, NW1 7AY

If you would like to learn about growing plants for bees from seed then come along to this session that will teach you about which seeds are best to plant to produce flowers for bees later in the year. The session will be a mixture of theory and practical work in the permaculture garden. £6/Free for regular volunteers
This is part of a series of sessions taking place through the year for people who want to learn more about plants and the practicalities of taking care of them in a permaculture garden. If you would like to become a regular volunteer at the garden email
csh-landproject@permablitzlondon.com

Design 4 ACTION! Permaculture Design Course

starts on the weekend of Saturday 18 March

Finsbury Park, London

London’s Permaculture Design Course – Design 4 ACTION (Active Community Transformation In Our Neighbourhoods) is a different kind of permaculture course – positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us! 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. Takes place over 6 weekends, March to May 2017; 18 – 19 March, 1 – 2 April, 15 – 16 April, 29 – 30 April, 13 – 14 May, 27 – 28 May 2017.
Booking and more info http://spiralseed.co.uk/product/design-4-action/

A 2-day Introduction to Permaculture Course at Sutton Community Farm

40a Telegraph Track, Wallington, London, SM6 0SH

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th March

This course introduces the basics of Permaculture and shows how this fascinating design methodology can profoundly change the way we look at the world and engage in it. The course gives participants an understanding of the diverse uses and applications of Permaculture Design and its immense potential of turning scarcity into abundance. More info http://www.sociallandscapes.co.uk/events/2017/3/18/2-day-introduction-to-permaculture-at-sutton-community-farm

Joel Williams: Creating healthy and vibrant soil

Sunday 19th March, 1pm-5pm

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden, NW1 7AY

Practical ways to build soil life with plant diversity, composting & compost teas

Compost is alive! It is a living fertiliser teeming with a vast, diverse and thriving community of microorganisms. Compost is so much more than just organic matter and nutrients. It is this ‘living’ component of compost that makes it such a remarkable soil conditioner. Understanding compost from a living perspective is crucial toward producing a compost of premium quality. The role of composting and compost tea production as tools for management of the soil food web will be the overall focus of part 2 in this series. Building on part 1, this workshop will take a much stronger practical and hands-on focus. This workshop, organised by Cecil Sharp House LAND Project, is the second of a series of three workshops about the soil-food-web, and how we can work with it to build healthy, productive soil. You can attend all three, or just one or two. For booking and more details see http://www.permablitzlondon.com/event/joel-williams-creating-healthy-and-vibrant-soil-part-2/


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