Bountiful Bristol Bulletin


Bristol Permacultue Day School and Party! by nadiacatkinhillman
November 17, 2006, 5:42 pm
Filed under: permaculture, social, Workshops

Bristol Permaculture Group Dayskool and SW Convergence.

A chance for SW groups to network, share skills and ideas and celebrate all things Permaculture.
Sunday 26th November

At St Werburghs Community Centre, Bristol, BS2 9TJ
9.30am registration and opening meeting to 6.30pm then party till 11.30pm

Guest speakers to include Paul Mobbs – author of ‘Energy Beyond Oil’ on Peak Oil and its implications.
Maddy Harland – editor of Permaculture Magazine on ‘How to create a permaculture future’.
Nicky Scott – author of ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ on community composting
Dr Chris Johnstone – author of ‘Finding Your Power’ on positive responses to environmental crisis.

Plus Talks, workshops and discussions.
Slideshows on urban and global permaculture.
Practical workshops including willow hurdles, worm composting, green woodwork, brewing beneficial micro-organisms, natural household cleaning, bike repair and the inspirational ‘sock-darning for a sustainable future’
Tour of The Boiling Wells Youth Environment Project with scything demonstration.
Film showings including ‘Power of Community’- Cuba’s response to their enforced Peak Oil.
Wild Food and Tree Walk
Diploma networking
Visioning sessions for the future of the BPG.
A chance to find out about a range of local urban projects.
Book-stall from Bristol’s very own Eco-Logic Books.

Evening party – BYO (home made if possible!) drink. Great music including
‘Don’t Take That’ – the incredibly talented eco-pop covers band,
Earth lovin songstress Susannah Waters
and (hopefully) the allotment crooning Blue Sequoias – (tbc)
DJ’s and much dancing.
Bring an instrument, poem or obscure talent to add to the mix.

Entry £6
Meals provided by Kebele Kulture Project for £3 per meal or £5 for both. Vegan and gluten free catered for.

Please email dilemma@btinternet. com to let us know you’re coming (We need to let the caterers know about numbers)
For a map and directions see http://www.stwerbur ghs.org.uk/ info/contact. html
We can provide floor space for a limited number of visitors. Email bristol_permacultur e@yahoo.co. uk if you need space.

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I went along to this as a new member of this virtual group and had such a lovely day. Really fun infomrative practical workshops and inspiring speech from Maddy from Permaculture magazine – unfortunately missed Chris Johnstones but will now buy his book. From a place of often feeling overwhelmed about how life is I am feeling more hopeful through being linked in to a proactive creative force in the name of permaculture and Bristol is so great to be living in to action this stuff. On way home I was pushing (!) my bike up hill and I stood and looked at two ash trees bursting with seeds waiting to spread their abundance over the St Werburghs valley and beyond backed by a beautiful sky. May all beings realise their connection to life and take part in the great turning xx

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