***YOU CAN STILL BOOK A PLACE ON THIS COURSE! Visit www.sociallandscapes.co.uk ***
Since the lockdown started in March 2020, large numbers of people have been getting in touch to ask about growing their own food in an environmentally regenerative way. During the Summer, we responded to the community's needs and held online sessions teaching the basics of 'no-dig' gardening and Q&As to help get people started. These sessions were a huge success, and many people wanted them to continue throughout the growing season.
We have designed a course to run from Feb - Oct 2021 that will cover everything a person needs to get their garden growing, from absolute beginners to seasoned pros. Our principles and techniques are of the highest environmentally regenerative standards.
We will meet online at the start of every month. Each session follows this format:
- what to do in the garden this month
- focus topic (a more in depth look at a particular aspect)
- breakout rooms (a chance to share stories, ideas, questions)
- Q & A with SL's permaculture designers and teachers
We are encouraging people to sign up for the whole year, but individual sessions will be bookable too.
Watch a snippet of a previous session here:
'Social Landscapes is a London based community interest company working with community groups to reinvent the public space and supporting people to learn about Permaculture and sustainable food production.
We help you create places where people and planet prosper. Also the internet is a place and we're hoping to make good use of it with this course and our online forum to create a virtual learning community.'
Dan Priddle is a life-long learner and some-time teacher of Permaculture. His focus is on food-growing and wildlife gardening in the urban environment. He lives in South London.
Dre Ferdinand is a community-based wellness practitioner and a licensed social worker. She is committed to helping communities recover from systemic and intergenerational trauma and move towards self-sufficiency. Within her work, she strives to understand the intersections of food, wellness and social justice, particularly their relationship to ancestral knowledge and practices. Her practice entails working with healing modalities that connect to four components of life - movement, energy, sound and soil.
Mich Thill is the founding director of Social Landscapes and his passion lies in teaching permaculture and supporting the creation of more resilient, healthy lifestyles within our communities.