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Weekends at Primrose Earth Centre

Residential 2-Part Weekend Course 2010:

Growing Sustainable Food Solutions

Gardening & Cooking for Life and a Sustainable Future

£220 / £180 concession per weekend – includes food & accommodation

Primrose Earth Centre, Felindre, Brecon Powys LD3 0ST

 

01497 847636; www.primroseearthcentre.co.uk

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Spring: 30th April – 2nd May

Designing organic and sustainable, natural food gardens

Building and sustaining soil fertility

Composting, utilizing waste, mulching, minimizing cultivations

Seed sowing and planting out

Exploring methods of growing and preparing food to maximize flavour, nutrients and energy

Foraging in the garden and the wild

Preparing a wild spring salad

Autumn: 8th – 10th October

Designing and maintaining a Forest Garden

Creating low energy food systems

Green manures and winter cropping in polytunnels

Backyard gardening

People-centred food systems

Methods of preserving:

a)    natural, low-sugar, unusual preserves from the garden and the wild

b)    dehydrating

Sprouting foods

Preparing nuts, fruits, roots and berries

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