Welcome to 2019  Permaculture Programme 

Workshops and Visits in 2020

 

Personal or Group Tours from  April to October  

Bookings for private individual or group tours of Foxfield LAND Centre (preferably midweek but some weekend slots available) are being taken now for April through to October. A donation of £5 per person towards costs is appreciated and bring questions/cameras/photos of own gardens if permaculture solutions sought! Usually lasts around 90 minutes.

 

Volunteering Opportunity

We are open to receiving occasional volunteers and can provide basic  overnight accommodation (more salubrious B&Bs available close by!) and meals for those seeking to learn more  and can offer their services on bigger projects or ongoing gardening activities, depending on season and our availability. Limited to 2 nights stay. Please contact Alison to discuss. Ongoing at the moment - Cob Building project, creating a structure for storing Apples & Roots OR for Mushroom growing.

 

Late Winter – Listening in Nature Sunday  February 23rd, 10am - 4pm

Experience the cycling seasons at Foxfield by connecting to the ever-changing plants, trees and wildlife living here. Each day throughout the year will show how our bodies are receptors to the wisdom and intelligence in Nature, by using simple body focusing techniques anyone can learn.  These days are available FREE to previous Emergence weekend workshop attendees, to give on-going seasonal development ,or otherwise £25 per day, discounts for group or multiple bookings, concessions for low waged. Bring veggie lunch to share in the Roundhouse.

 

Winchcome Seed Swap  Saturday 7th March, 10am - 12 noon

NOTE : - Guide Hall, Winchcombe, GL54 5LJ 
Swap your unused seeds for different varieties including some unusual vegetable seeds from Foxfield LAND Centre and seed from the Stroud Seed Bank. Contemporary and heritage seed varieties, donations excepted if you don't have any seed to swap.

https://www.facebook.com/winchcombeseedswap/

 

No-Dig Permaculture Basics    Saturday 4th April,  11am to 4pm

Get the theory of why no-dig  and the how to actually implement it when starting a permaculture veggie bed. Great for getting growing this season on a weedy patch or piece of lawn without killing off the life in your soil. £25, discounts for group bookings, concessions for low waged. Please bring packed lunch and warm clothes. Includes tour of Foxfield.

 

Spring – Listening in Nature    Sunday  April 26th  , 10am – 4pm

Experience the cycling seasons at Foxfield by connecting to the ever-changing plants, trees and wildlife living here. Each day will show how our bodies are receptors to the wisdom and intelligence in Nature, by using simple body focusing techniques anyone can learn.  These days are available FREE to previous Emergence weekend workshop attendees, to give on-going seasonal development ,or otherwise £25 per day, discounts for group or multiple bookings, concessions for low waged. Bring veggie lunch to share in the Roundhouse .

 

Emergence Weekend Retreat  Friday 22nd May  evening  to Sunday 24th May 4pm

These weekend retreats involve camping at Foxfield, all meals provided, and using the strawbale Roundhouse and outdoor facilities including compost toilet and solar shower. By practising a natural body felt sensitivity to plants, trees and wildlife we can develop a mindful ability to be present, with deep awareness and tenderness, to any emotional energy held within our bodies, which often then gently resolves without the need for repeating the old mental stories. Please see emergence-retreats for more details or phone Alison to discuss.  Places very limited. £168 all inclusive of camping and meals, concessions and bursary available for low waged.

 

Summer – Listening in Nature Sunday  July 5th,  10am - 4pm

Experience the cycling seasons at Foxfield by connecting to the ever-changing plants, trees and wildlife living here. Each day will show how our bodies are receptors to the wisdom and intelligence in Nature, by using simple body focusing techniques anyone can learn.  These days are available FREE to previous Emergence weekend workshop attendees, to give on-going seasonal development ,or otherwise £25 per day, discounts for group or multiple bookings, concessions for low waged. Bring veggie lunch to share .

 

Emergence Weekend Retreat     Friday August 14th evening to Sunday August 16th 4pm

 

These weekend retreats involve camping at Foxfield, all meals provided, and using the strawbale roundhouse and outdoor facilities including compost toilet and solar shower. By practising a natural body felt sensitivity to plants, trees and wildlife we can develop a mindful ability to be present, with deep awareness and tenderness, to any emotional energy held within our bodies, which often then gently resolves without the need for repeating the old mental stories. Please see emergence retreats for more details or phone Alison to discuss.  Places very limited. £168 all inclusive of camping and meals, concessions and bursary available for low waged.

 

Understanding Your Garden Ecosystem Saturday September 12th , 11am – 4pm

A tour of Foxfield with an in-depth look at soil creation, wildlife gardening, habitat creation, using weeds to your advantage and understanding what  weeds and other so-called ‘pests’ can tell you about your garden ecosystem balance. Mostly how to change your mind about problems and find the gardener/garden balance! £25 per person, discounts for group booking, concessions for low waged, please bring packed lunch.

 

Autumn – Listening in Nature Sunday -  October 4th   10am - 4pm

Experience the cycling seasons at Foxfield by connecting to the ever-changing plants, trees and wildlife living here. Each day will show how our bodies are receptors to the wisdom and intelligence in Nature, by using simple body focusing techniques anyone can learn.  These days are available FREE to previous Emergence weekend workshop attendees, to give on-going seasonal development ,or otherwise £25 per day, discounts for group or multiple bookings, concessions for low waged. Bring veggie lunch to share in the Roundhouse.

 

Hedgerow Basket Weaving Saturday 28th November, 10 am - 3pm

Get cosy in the Roundhouse in front of the log burner and weave a small basket made from materials cut from Foxfield garden including brambles! Bring packed lunch, refreshments provided.  Places very limited so early booking essential. £30 per person.

 

All workshops run by Alison Ensor at Foxfield LAND Centre, Gretton Fields, Glos. GL54 5HH which is accredited through the Permaculture Association UK. Alison is also a qualified and registered Healer with the Healing Trust.

 

Workshops prices are as listed and I offer a discount of 15% for family members who book and attend together
(ie partners or parent and teenagers) and low-waged/unemployed attendees. 
Children over 7 and under 14 accompanied by an adult, are welcome to attend workshops (no extra charge). Younger children can visit if fully attended at all times, we have open water and tools on site however, and cannot allow young children to attend workshops.
 
Ring to book on 01242 621152 or contact via website email or message me on Facebook.
 

 

 

 

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