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Forest Garden and Permaculture Courses at Coed Hills

Jess Clynewood and Charly le Marchent are running some exciting courses this year at the wonderful Coed Hills Rural Artspace, where art and Permaculture come together in a beautiful rustic setting.

Forest Garden Courses

To book – please call Coed Hills Rural Artspace on 01446 774084 to reserve your place, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fees - £70 or £60 concessions.  Concessionary places are limited so please book early.  £170 if all three weekends are booked together.

Course times – each weekend course will run from 9 til 4, with an hour’s break for lunch between 12 and 1.  Please bring food to share.  Teas, coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Course contents :

 

January 30th -31st

  • Introduction to permaculture, history and ethics.
  • Forest garden principles.

Practical: planting windbreak and fruit trees.  Mulching of areas to be planted.

February 27th-28th

  • Beekeeping.
  • Water management – swales and fos douveries.
  • Microclimates, niches and diversity.

Practical: Planting of fruit trees, soft fruit and ground cover.  Mulching of areas to be planted.  Making  beehives.

March 27th – 28th

  • Mycology and the importance of fungi
  • Soil and soil structure.
  • Wild food and foraging

Practical: Planting of soft fruit, ground cover and perennial vegetables.  Mulching.

By the end of the course you will have a solid understanding of forest gardening principles, have gained a foundation in permaculture practice and been introduced to basic beekeeping and mycology, increased your practical skills and helped Coed Hills Rural Artspace plant it’s new Forest Garden.

What to bring -  Warm clothes you don’t mind getting a bit muddy, waterproofs and wellies, pens and a notepad, lunch to share.

Introduction to Permaculture -  March 13th-14th

Permaculture is a design system derived from detailed observation of nature that can help us design resilient, harmonious and beneficial human systems.

To book – please call Coed Hills Rural Artspace on 01446 774084 to reserve your place, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fees - £100 or £75 concessions.  Concessionary places are limited so please book early.

Course times – each weekend course will run from 9 til 5, with an hour’s break for lunch between 12 and 1.  Please bring food to share.  Teas, coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Tutors – Jess Clynewood and Charly le Marchant.

This course is an ideal taster for anyone who is considering taking a full Permaculture Design Course.  The weekend will offer a grounding in the ethics, principles and basic techniques of permaculture design.  The course will be taught using a variety of methods, including groupwork, discussion, games, videos, practical work and presentations.  By the end of the course you will have a basic knowledge of some of the permaculture ethics and principles, and be able to apply them to your personal situation to move towards greater sustainability.

What to bring -  Warm clothes you don’t mind getting a bit muddy, waterproofs and wellies, pens and a notepad, lunch to share.

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