Karuna LAND skill sharing summer event
A chance to gather, learn, teach, make friends, eat, drink, make music, have fun....to have a real meeting with like-minded people.
Earthshare skills event: July 7 2012
Cost: £8 , includes one superb vegetarian meal.
Activities include Superadobe earthbag building methods, making soil and making use of small spaces for cultivation.
Advanced bookings essential as food is being provided,
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Morning - start 10 am introduction & networking followed by a short presentation and tour of the karuna project.
*Lunch & drinks provided. Organic Vegetarian food grown on site.
Afternoon - 2- 6pm: a choice of various workshops (short & long) - practical land based skills, with emphasis on discovery and hands-on experience to arouse interest.
Social evening round a campfire (weather permitting ) in the barn, making our own music , sharing good company, homemade wine and cider.
Olugbala Kokumo,the inspirational solo artist,musician/composer will be with us to entertain, inspire and develop communication skills, Individual self expression & concentration. So what ever your level of music skill bring your own acoustic instruments, get inspired and celebrate.
1. Earthbag Building
Julian Faulkner from the earthbag construction company, Small Earth, leads this 3 hour introduction to the rammed earth technology developed and pioneered by the Iranian-born architect Nader Kahlili. Known as Superadobe, tubes of woven polypropylene are filled with locally sourced earth and coiled, much the same way as a potter coils a pot, into energy efficient, timber-free buildings that are an affordable and creative solution to housing need. A brief explanatory talk followed by a practical building session giving participants hands-on access to a technique that can provide wind, flood, fire and earthquake-proof shelter almost anywhere on the planet.
2. Making soil
Jon & Cheryl have a smallholding where the natural soil is very thin and largely polluted with lead. Over the last 10 years they have built fertile areas to grow edible plants. To do this they have used several methods of converting wastes to soil. We will make a raised bed by the no dig method.
3. Productive small spaces
Wade Muggleton, a regular contributor to Permaculture Magazine, developed a small ex-council house garden (80ft x 40ft) into a PC garden and LAND centre. He will demonstrate & talk about how to maximise home production.
Karuna, Picklescott, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6NT. Basic camping facilities available on 6 & 7 July (£5 per person per night). lunch & refreshments provided *(if you stay for the social evening please bring musical instruments/ food/ drink/snacks to share).
Karuna Permaculture Project