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Fri, 16 Jul


Chipping Norton

Introduction to Permaculture

In this introductory module led by experienced permaculture designer, Caroline Aitken, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about permaculture design principles and ethics and how to apply them to your daily life.

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Introduction to Permaculture
Introduction to Permaculture

Time & Location

16 Jul 2021, 09:00 – 17:00

Chipping Norton, A361, Chipping Norton OX7 6AL, UK

About the Event

Permaculture offers a way of creating spaces and systems that are driven by a set of design principles, inspired by natural self-sustaining systems and based upon the ethics of caring for people, the planet and our combined future. The permaculture design framework has inspired and been utilized as a practical way to design and manage agroecological farming systems by countless farms and other food growing spaces around the world.

In this introductory module you’ll have the opportunity to learn about permaculture design principles and ethics and how to apply them to your daily life, as well as being introduced to agroecological farming methods and techniques utilised in permaculture design. The course will include interactive workshops, inspiring talks, and a focused farm walk where you'll learn how to view cultivated and semi-wild landscapes through the lens of permaculture.

The course will be taught by Caroline Aitken with support from the FarmED team. Caroline runs Whitefield Permaculture, a design consultancy based in Devon. She has a background in market gardening, horticulture, smallholding and design and specialises in designing land systems.

This course is designed for anyone interested in practical approaches to dealing with food and farming sustainability challenges and will be particularly useful for anyone considering embarking on a Permaculture Design course (PDC). A PDC is planned at FarmED for 2022 and this course will offer participants a sneak preview of what to expect from this larger course next year.

The course takes place on Friday 16th July 2021 from 9am to 5pm.

Tickets includes refreshments and a light seasonal lunch from the FarmED Kitchen.

This event is a ‘Starter’ from the FarmED Programme Menu – a one day introductory module.

Tiered Pricing

Delivery of our mission is a collective effort and our values embrace inclusivity and diversity. We don’t want price to be a barrier to anyone visiting FarmED or attending our events. Read more about our tiered pricing policy here.

If cost is a barrier to you attending, then please do ask us for financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers free or subsidised

places to those that will benefit most.

GREAT Project Participants

As part of the project we can offer subsidised places to existing and aspiring farmers, growers and advisers in Gloucestershire to the suite of regenerative agriculture and agroecological transition courses at FarmED. To book, please select the GREAT ticket option below. You will be asked for a few eligibility details including evidence of your involvement in regenerative agriculture and your potential impact in Gloucestershire.

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