Well the last few weeks have been focussed on preparing for running an Introduction to Permaculture Course, which along with another Lincolnshire based Permacuture designer, I ran at the weekend.
The Introduction to Permaculture Course followed a taster session, which Nick Vowles and I ran in August. That session was for the Lincolnshire Organic Gardeners’ Organisation.
This meeting, held in August, was also attended by members of the Lincolnshire Smallholding and Self-Sufficiency Club
and by members of Transition Horncastle, Louth and Lincoln. Here is a picture of the audience during the first session, Permaculture Ethics, taken by Nick
Audience at Permaculture afternoon
Nick and I were asked to teach the Introduction Course, which was held last weekend at the Riseholme Campus of the University of Lincoln. Twenty people came for the weekend, and judging from the feedback it went pretty well. As this was our first course, there were things that we can tweak to improve things, but the feedback was pretty good.
Here is a picture of us at the end of the weekend, taken outside the fantastic building that we were given to teach in.
Students on Introduction to Permaculture Course
I have to say that it was a fantastic place to teach, and I hope to get the chance to repeat it.
Preparing to teach something also helped me to broaden my understanding of Permaculture, which has already fed into my own plans to re-design my own smallholding. So I’m pausing with my current plans and taking a few more weeks to think about it.
If any of you would like to check out Nick’s blog, you can use the link below.
Now I need to find some good, cheap/free Landscape Design software, to use in my future projects.