Workshops,Visits and Open Day in 2018
Workshops prices are as listed and I offer a discount of 15% for couples who book and attend together ( ie partners) and
low-waged/unemployed attendees. The Open Day is free and a drop in event without any need to book.
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
Permaculturing Your Polytunnel or Greenhouse
11am - 3pm
A look at how to
extend the growing season in your greenhouse or polytunnel without using any heating. How to collect rainwater and irrigate without time and effort on your part or reverting to mains water. We will
look at quirky ways to increase the sustainability of your indoor growing space, interesting crops to extend the season, a novel look at weeds and all things permaculturey.
Price £30 per person (accompanied kids under 12 free) and includes a tour of Foxfield and refreshments. Places limited so please book early.
Saturday April 28th –
Making Cob and Plastering a Roundhouse
11am - 3pm
Come and learn how to make cob
from clay, sand and straw which can be used for a pizza oven, rocket stove or in this case, to plaster the inside walls of our new strawbale Roundhouse. This will be messy so wear old clothes and wellies for trampling unless you fancy bare foot! Gloves will be
Price £30 per person (accompanied kids under
12 free) and includes a tour of Foxfield and refreshments. Places limited so please book early.
Saturday 26th May –
Open Day 11am - 5pm FREE
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, compost toilet and a brand new strawbale Roundhouse new for 2018. 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).
Saturday 9th June –
Making friends with Weeds and Wildlife 11am – 3pm
This day will look at all the ways we encourage wildlife into the garden to increase biodiversity, how to really work with and not against nature in all its guises. Learn the
purpose of all aspects of nature in your garden eco-system and thus understand its contribution or message in term of the
balance in your system. Weeds are a fantastic unused resource - learn how to keep them in balance, use them, eat them, mulch with them... Guaranteed to make you come away with ways to stop the battle
and start the co-creation on your patch!
Price £30 per person (accompanied kids under 12 free) and includes a tour of Foxfield and refreshments.
Places limited so please book early.
Sunday 1st July -
Making a Straw Basket 11am -
Have fun making your own straw basket to take away with you. Perfect for
collecting eggs or harvesting berries. Easy and quick to learn, with the novel twist of a new use for bindweed! Please note this is not basket weaving as such, but let me know if you are
interested in hedgerow basket weaving for a later course.
Price £30 per person (accompanied kids under 12 free) and includes a tour of Foxfield and refreshments. Places limited to 4 people only, so please book
Date to be decided -
Natural Dyeing from the Garden 11am -
Friends from the Oxford Guild of Spinners and Weavers would like to run a
course at Foxfield on making natural dyes for dyeing wool. Using plants and weeds they find in the garden they will demonstrate the techniques creating beautiful natural colours in wool. This is a
day for spinners, weavers, felters, knitters and novices alike. Are you a would be' wool crafty person? Why not have a go at spinning on a wheel or drop spindle while you're here amongst some
friendly experts, you'll probably be hooked from the start as I was!
Please note this is unconfirmed yet but I will keep a list of interested people so please respond if you fancy it.
Prices to be confirmed. Will include a tour of Foxfield and refreshments as
Sunday 23rd September –
Cider and Pizza Making 11am -
We have been making cider with a homemade scritter and press for several years. Come and have a go, bring apples if you have them, and
containers to take some juice home to make your own cider with. Learn how easy it is to make cider and other hedgerow and garden wines, try some of ours (sips if driving!) and make your own pizza to
cook in our woodfired cob pizza oven for lunch (ingredients provided).
Price £32 per person (accompanied
kids under 12 free) and includes a tour of Foxfield and refreshments. Places limited so please book early.
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
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.