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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.
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.
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. http://www.projectdirt.com/