Gaia's Garden: Practical skills for sustainable food

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Gaia's Garden: Practical skills for sustainable food

Time: July 18, 2010 to July 22, 2010
Location: Schumacher College, Dartington
City/Town: Nr Totnes, Devon, UK
Website or Map: http://www.schumachercollege.…
Phone: 01803 865934
Event Type: short, course, -, residential
Organized By: Dyane Osbourne, Martin Crawford, Rhamis Kent, Nick Gooderham
Latest Activity: Jun 14, 2010

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This course provides an opportunity to learn and hear from practitioners at the cutting-edge of sustainable and community-based food production activities, whilst spending some quality time in the College garden.

At Schumacher the growing, gathering, preparation and eating of food are all essential parts of the Schumacher experience, integral to all our courses. Participants will work with the ground staff to learn about the challenges of producing food for a community all year-round.

Each day will provide a mix of talks and visits about sustainable ways of growing food and managing land, with time spent working in and enjoying the grounds.

Permaculture designer and teacher Rhamis Kent will talk to the group about his work in Detroit, where urban agriculture projects are transforming the post-industrial landscape of the city.
Local horticulturalist, Nick Gooderham will demonstrate his pioneering low-carbon, ‘minimum-tillage’ growing policy at School Farm.
Guided by Martin Crawford, participants will visit the forest garden project supported by the Agroforestry Research Trust.

For full information about this course and Schumacher College visit our website: www.schumachercollege.org.uk

This course is part of the Nature’s Feast collection of events which also includes:
Awakening our Relationship with Food – Sept 2010
Wild Plants of Food and Medicine – Oct 2010

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