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The London Permaculture Festival Needs You – Volunteer Shout Out!

London Permaculture Festival – Sunday 30th July 2017 – Cecil Sharp House, Camden

Come and get involved in organising the largest annual permaculture event in London. Help out with publicity or being part of the festival crew. We also need help on the cakestall and on the London Permaculture Network stall at the festival. For more information about the festival see: http://londonpermaculturefestival.com

There will be meetings at Cecil Sharp House from 7.00pm-8.30pm.
The meetings are approximately weekly and will be on:

  • Wednesday 7th June
  • Wednesday 21st June
  • Wednesday 5th July
  • Wednesday 19th July
  • Wednesday 26th July

If you would like to get involved, either beforehand or on the day itself, please contact Kayode at: info@londonpermaculturefestival.com

London Permaculture Network AGM

Sunday 4th June, 2:30pm

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

Join us as we make plans for the next London Permaculture Festival on 30th July 2017. The main business will be:

  • Reports on our work in 2016
  • Elections for committee
  • Preparing for the forthcoming London Permaculture Festival

Travel
Tube: Camden Town – 700 yards away. Rail: Camden Road – 1/2 mile away. Buses: 274 and C2 – stop almost outside. Bike: there are bicycle stands in the grounds of Cecil Sharp House and a bike hire terminal 2 mins down the road on Gloucester Avenue

Chelsea Fringe Permablitz Day: Co-gardening with Nature

Saturday 3rd June, 10am-5pm

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

For the Chelsea Fringe festival we will be at Cecil Sharp House Permaculture Learning and Demonstration garden inspired both by permaculture ethics and principles as well as by the folk adage: ‘One for the birds, one for the bugs, and one for me.’ We will be planting a variety of unusual decorative and edible perennials; establishing a half-barrel pond with edible plants and adding late season flowering plants for bees and butterflies. The day will include short workshops on: ‘co-gardening with nature – combined with garden tour’ (12 noon); ‘adding a small pond to your urban garden’ (3pm).
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

Training for Food Growers Working Group

Monday 5th June, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Impact Hub Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, London SW9 8PQ

This is the 3rd meeting of our working group in collaboration with Incredible Edible Lambeth and community growing spaces around the borough. The topics for June 5th include a presentation on existing accredited and other interesting non-accredited trainings and a training plan for the autumn 7 week course at Spires. Formore information see: http://www.sociallandscapes.co.uk/events/2017/6/5/training-for-food-growers-working-group

Introduction to sustainable beekeeping

Wednesday 7th June, 5:30pm–8pm

The Castle Garden,Green Lanes, London N4 2HA

Come and learn about the fascinating world of the honeybees. In this course we dive into the inner workings of the hive, seeking to understand more deeply how the honeybee super-organism functions. Organised by Capital Growth. For all our coming training sessions please visit: http://www.capitalgrowth.org/training/

Gardening with Nature training sessions in the Cecil Sharp House garden

Wednesday 7th June 5:30pm-7pm

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

Plants for free: taking semi-ripe cuttings
This training session will look at how to take semi-ripe cuttings. Taking cuttings is a way of propagating plants for nothing. We will explain how to approach taking cuttings and which plants are suitable to take cuttings from at this time of year. There will be a practical side to the session where we will then take some cuttings.

Introduction to Permaculture Design

Tuesday 13th June, 6pm–8:30pm

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

This evening will introduce Permaculture’s core ethics, principles and design tools focusing in particular on it’s relevance to horticulture and individual and community collaboration. Examples of both will be taken from the award-winning permaculture garden at Cecil Sharp House and Permablitz London’s social experiment in reciprocal edible garden makeovers. This workshop is organised in conjunction with Capital Growth. To book tickets for this event see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-permaculture-design-tickets-32433259753

Engaging children in wildlife and food gardening

Wednesday 14th June, 6pm–8:30pm

Oasis Nature Garden, Larkhall Lane, London SW4 6RJ

If you have a community garden, have children, or work with children come along to this session for ideas on ways to offer engaging and inclusive creative activities and experiences that encourage children to discover, share, and build on their understanding of wildlife and seasonal plants growing in the garden. Organised by Capital Growth. For all our up coming training sessions please visit: http://www.capitalgrowth.org/training/

Taking Softwood Cuttings skill share

Wednesday 14th June, 11.15am–12.15pm

Forest Farm Peace Garden, Hazelbrouck Gardens, Ilford IG6 2XL

Join us in the garden for a softwood cuttings propagation skill share. Ecotherapy Worker Fran will be showing us how to take simple cuttings from our lovely herbs, including spearmint, lavender and rosemary. All materials and tools will be provided and propagated, potted cuttings will be free to take or to leave with us in the garden to make new plants from! Free, all are welcome. See: https://forestfarmpeacegarden.wordpress.com/events/upcoming-and-recent-events/

Design 4 ACTION! Introduction to Permaculture Day

Saturday 17th June, 10am-4:30pm

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

Design for active community transformation in our neighbourhoods with Permaculture! 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 in partnership with May Project Gardens, a team of grassroots activists working to educate and empower urban communities to live sustainably. For more information see: http://spiralseed.co.uk/product/design-4-action-introduction-permaculture-day-may-project-gardens-south-london/

Weed identification and natural pest control

Tuesday 20th June, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Bandstand Beds, Windmill Drive, London SW4 9DE

Is it a weed or a plant? This is a common question that gardeners ask themselves when expecting seedlings to sprout. We will take a look at what’s growing in the garden and help you distinguish between the weeds and wanted plants. We will also explore natural pest control methods to help you protect your crops without polluting them. See http://www.sociallandscapes.co.uk/events/2017/5/5/weed-identification-and-natural-pest-control

Gardening with Nature training sessions in the Cecil Sharp House garden

Wednesday 21st June 5:30pm-7pm

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

Benefits of feeding with plant teas
This training session will look at the benefits of feeding with plant teas. As well as explaining the benefits, demonstrating how to make them, we will also be applying them to the garden.

Growing herbs for teas, remedies and natural cosmetics

Saturday 24th June, 10:30am–1pm

Cordwainers Garden, 182 Mare Street, London E8 3RE

The Hackney Herbal team will be sharing top tips for growing and blending your own herbal tea. The workshop will also talk you through the basics of how to turn herbs into remedies and natural cosmetics. Organised by Capital Growth. For all our coming training sessions please visit: http://www.capitalgrowth.org/training/
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/growing-herbs-for-teas-remedies-and-natural-cosmetics-tickets-32433506491

Introduction to Permaculture Weekend

Saturday 24th June – Sunday 25th June, 9am-5pm

Dial House, North Weald, Essex CM16 6GQ

Held at the idyllic setting of Dial House in west Essex, home to the political punk band CRASS, this residential weekend 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 weekend is led by experienced permaculture teacher Graham Burnett. For more information see:

Sheepy Shindig

Saturday 24th June – all day

Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, London E1 3DG

Sheep shearing will be taking place at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm – come and see sheep shearing in action and and find out what’s involved; each shearing will be accompanied by a talk so you can find out more about it. There will also be activities for children: make a sheepy picture with real sheep wool! All welcome, no charge to attend. See: http://stepneycityfarm.org/whats-on/events/

Organic Lea’s Hawkwood Nursery Open Day

Sunday 25th June, 12pm-4pm

115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

Site tours, regular skillshares and workshops on different aspects of our growing work. There is always coffee, cake and delicious lunch made with seasonal, local, fresh produce. And our farm stall has Hawkwood produce including salad, jams, pickles, vinegars and herbal teas for sale. See: https://www.organiclea.org.uk/

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?

Forthcoming events

Grow Well, Feel Well Summer Summit

Wednesday 5th July, 2pm-7:30pm

Cecil Sharp House, NW1 7AY

Join us for an afternoon of workshops, speakers and networking to learn more about health, well-being and growing food in the city. Capital Growth’s summer network event will cover a variety of topics suited for community organisers, home growers, support workers and anyone interesting in urban agriculture.

Speakers will include Brighton & Hove Food Partnership and attendees can choose two workshops to take part in, with topics such as mindfulness, garden design for accessibility, demonstrating a project’s impact, social and therapeutic horticulture, GardenFit and growing medicinal herbs. There will also be time to meet other growers and enjoy light refreshments in the garden. for more information see: http://www.capitalgrowth.org/grow_well_feel_well/

Gardening with Nature training sessions in the Cecil Sharp House garden

Wednesday 5th July 5:30pm-7pm

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

Container planting: ensuring healthy plants
This training session will look at how to maintain healthy container plants during the summer months. The session will include a practical elements where we will be applying the necessary feeds and teas to the containers at Cecil Sharp House. For more details see: http://www.permablitzlondon.com/gardening-with-nature-training-sessions-in-the-cecil-sharp-house-garden/

Sustainable Beekeeping weekend course

Saturday 8th July – Sunday 9th July, 10:00am–5:30pm

Hawkwood Nursery, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

This course is for anyone from beginners to experienced beekeepers who are interested in learning about more sustainable methods of beekeeping. See: https://www.organiclea.org.uk/

Gardening with Nature training sessions in the Cecil Sharp House garden

Wednesday 19th July 5:30pm-7pm

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

Maximising flowers for bees and butterflies
This session will look at different ways of maximising flowers for bees and butterflies and will include practical activities in the garden. For more details see: http://www.permablitzlondon.com/gardening-with-nature-training-sessions-in-the-cecil-sharp-house-garden/

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


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