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Permaculture and Community Gardening

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Permaculture and Community Gardening

Cloughmills Incredible Edible, Co.Antrim

1st & 2nd April 2017

A two day interactive and hands-on workshop in Cloughmills 'Incredible Edible' community garden. Focussing on using Permaculture to help us design, set up, maintain and manage community gardens that work in synergy with nature -and with human nature!

With tutors Hannah Mole, Suzie Cahn and Patrick Frew.

This workshop is for you if you

✔are involved with, or interested in community gardens and community growing,

✔are working in community and collaborative projects,

✔have an interest in fresh local food, and integrating this with community.

✔would like an introduction to permaculture through the lens of gardening and community.

✔are a keen or beginner gardener looking to garden in harmony with nature.

The workshop is an introduction to Permaculture which all are welcome to join us for this weekend and no prior experience is necessary.

The workshop will cover

  • What is Permaculture? -ethics, principles, patterns, design.
  • Permaculture in the garden -reading your 'landscape' and understanding patterns to help assess, plan and develop a garden for maximum efficiency & diversity & minimum maintenance.
  • People in Permaculture- thinking like an eco-system; how we can work well together in inclusive and productive community groups.
  • Practical skills in the garden – including sowing perennial plants from seed, building clay oven, and working in the forest garden.


Standard fee: £60 + eventbrite booking fee

Organisation/high wage: £80 + eventbrite booking fee

Concession: £40 (5 concession places available) + eventbrite booking fee

Cost includes lunches made from the garden produce, hot drinks & snacks, and course notes.

Venue: Cloughmills community garden is 4 year old community-led initiative which embraces Permaculture design as it's core aproach to all aspects of the project.

There is a strong focus on using the garden for a wide range of activities, beyond gardening. The projects responds to diverse community needs and provides an inclusive space for everyone in the local community.

In particular, the garden is leading the way in the field of community food initiatives and social and therapeutic horticulture.

We also support open sharing of good practise through hosting visiting groups, providing courses, training and networking events in order to help other similar projects develop successfully.

Cloughmills Communty Action Team are the drive behind this unique multi award winning grass roots project, awards include 'Country File growing hero' award (Patrick), and Calor gas village of the year award.


Hannah Mole: Permaculture teacher, designer and gardener....www.hannahmole.com

Suzie Cahn; Permaculture teacher, director of carraig dulra, community activist....www.dulra.org

Patrick Frew of Cloughmills Community Action Team.

Enquiries please contact Patrick +447786527732 and to book.

Booking: Please book via the eventbrite page or by contacting Patrick directly.

*Permaculture is a way of living which makes efficient use of our biological resources -water, soil, plants, animals, humans, etc. It is based on learning from how natural eco-systems function and designing outr lives to be in harmony wth natural processes.

With Permaculture we can design sustainable and regenerative human habitats.

In doing so we need to take a multidiciplinary approach to design, so while food, and how it's grown (and who grows it and where it is grown) is a major focus, so too is shelter, architecture, technology, production of other resources such as fibres and fuels as well as how we as humans live and work together.

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