Permaculture Design Course for Community Gardeners

by misterjones2you in Newtown

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We build green, productive and resilient spaces in towns and cities. This campaign is to offer subsidised places for community growing volunteers on an up and coming Permaculture Design Course. The intention is to reward and invest in key volunteers who have contributed to community growing projects recently. We offer these courses at very competitive prices, however they are still out of reach of those on low income, who are often the same people who contribute most to these projects. We will seek to maximise the impact of your donation by using it to empower key community garden project volunteers

by misterjones2you in Newtown

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Permaculture Design Course for Community Growers

Permaculture is the fastest growing grass roots movement around the world. It is a design system based on observations of nature and serves to develop a universal pattern language for sustainability. Nature builds diverse and robust systems from local and natural resources.. things which are biodegrable and can be endlessly recycled. The need for a wider and deeper understanding of natural systems has never been more pressing than it is today and our aim is to empower as many people as we possibly can.

I am very involved in community growing.. this entails taking unused urban spaces and turning them into biodierse and productive spaces, using local waste materials and working with local people. The aim of the course we are offering in October is to invest and work with some of the key volunteers from several different community growing projects. Often those with time to donate to projects are people on low incomes and outside of full time employment. Our aim is to be able to offer training and support to key project volunteers by pulling in some external support via Crowdfunder.

It is hard to encapsulate what permaculture is a few words but it is far reaching and is both empowering and inspiring for those who study it and get invovled. We work with some of the leading practitioners in the UK and offer diverse and interesting courses which we often run on properties belonging to interesting community/permaculture projects. Plus we employ teachers from other projects, which allows us to cross support other initiatives whilst sharing the learning at the same time.

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We have a course in October, which will be specifically run with community growers in mind developing skills for those engaged in community growing projects. The £2000 we raise via here will allow key project volunteers to attend the 2 week intensive course at a greatly subsidised rate instead of the full cost of £600. 

Project Dirt

Crowdfunder are really pleased to have partnered with Project Dirt to bring you all the latest green projects looking for funding.

We are really pleased to be Crowdfunder& 39;s first project through from Project Dirt. 

To find out how Project Dirt helps green projects check out their website.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Attend a talk by passionate and knowledgeable permaculture teacher Steve Jones. Steve gives regular talks in mid Wales, Shropshire and Liverpool.

£20 or more

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£20 Reward

£10 off a raised bed system, designed and made at our community garden in Newtown. These durable larch raised beds are easy to transport and assemble.

£30 or more

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£30 Reward

Attend a full day seminar given by lead permaculture tutor Steve Jones on forest gardening and urban permaculture at Reading's award winning roof garden in the RISC centre. Details of this event at

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

You will be invited to a special open day either at our community market garden and horticulture training centre in Newtown, or to our compost course which we will be running at Treflach Farm near Oswestry in November. Yo can meet some of our team, learn some practical skills and find out more about permaculture

£60 or more

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£60 Reward

Guest delegate attendance to Our Sustainable Future conference in spring 2014, which includes invited speaker former Minister of State for the Environment Michael Meacher

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