Welcome to 2019  Permaculture Programme 

Workshops,Visits and Open Day in 2019

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. The Open Day is free and a drop in event without any need to book. 
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.
 
All events run by experienced permaculturist  Alison Ensor, at accredited LAND Permaculture Demonstration Centre - Foxfield, Gretton Fields, near Gretton, Gloucestershire, GL54 5HH unless otherwise stated.
 
Ring to book on 01242 621152 or contact via website email or message me on Facebook.
 

Saturday 16th February - 9am - 12noon  Winchcombe Town Hall          Winchcombe Seed Swap

Come and support Winchcombes first ever Seed Swap, organised by Zoe Brooks member of Stroud Community Seed BankSwap flower and vegetable seeds whether bought or home-saved  or give a donation in exchange for seeds. You can swap seeds you don't need for those you do and we already have over 240 seed packets available, plus there will seeds available from Stroud Community Seed Bank and some of Alison's favourites saved from Foxfield LAND Centre, such as Alexanders, heritage Rye grain and Vegetable Mallow.

See Zoe's website for more details.

 

 

Saturday 27th April  11am-4pm                                   £28                      Clay Oven Building

See how easy and fun it is to build a wood fired clay oven from the clay dug out of the garden, some sand, straw and old bricks. We'll also fire up an existing oven to cook pizza for lunch! You will get muddy so wear old clothes!

 

 

Saturday 25th May     11am - 5pm                                  FREE                    Open Day    

Come and have a tour of all the permaculture happening at Foxfield LAND Permaculture demonstration centre and see how you could be making changes to live more positively. We have solar thermal hotwater, solar PV electricity, wood burning cooking, an electric car and various permaculture projects such as a self-watering polytunnel, no-dig vegetable garden, mini reed bed, wildlife ponds, chicken and duck forage garden, solar trampoline hot-tub, new composting toilet and a brand new strawbale Roundhouse. See permaculture in action and get some simple ideas to take away, and have a cup of tea and a slice of cake to make the day (donations to the Permaculture Association).

 

 

 

Wednesday 21st August  11am-3pm           £15 per adult & child      Foxfield Family Fun Day!

Aimed at kids and bigger kids (adults!) to come and have a day of fun whilst learning all about helping wildlife and the planet. Explore Foxfield's wildlife, get creative recycling rubbish into something useful, make your own apple juice, get some food growing, make a straw basket, build with mud....Lets get the next generation inspired by nature!  Concessions available.

 

Sunday 1st September 11am-4pm                                £25                            Cob Building - making a Root and Fruit store

Another chance to learn the skill of making cob - by puddling garden clay, sand and straw and help us build a new thick walled, well insulated structure for storing our apples and vegetables over winter in a frost free and rodent free environment. This will get muddy so wear old clothes and bring your wellies!

 

                                    Site Visits and Tours

I offer personal tours of Foxfield LAND Permaculture Demonstration Centre if booked in advance. There is a charge of £5 per person, which includes a personal explanation of the project designs and any questions answered. Most people visit for at least 90 minutes and we put the kettle on for you too!

 

Foxfield LAND Permaculture Demonstration Centre -

Foxfield, Gretton Fields, near Gretton, Gloucestershire, GL54 5HH.

Please ring to book private tours on 01242 621152 or contact via website email.

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