Sunday, April 20, 2008

Permaculture design course updates

I have updated the courses section on the Chickenshack website
and will add more over the next few days. We have had quite a lot of inquiries over the last few days, so people who have not confirmed need to get back in touch. I will email everyone who has contacted me in a few days with details anyway.

We are busy planting trial beds for the poly-veg practical, and are generally getting the site ready. Having been away in London contending with the Ideal Home exhibition and finishing off the last of the school gardens I was building, I am finally home again for the duration and can concentrate fully on getting ready for the course. It starts in just three weeks! but I am sure we will be ready in time.

permaculture design course 2008

I have updated the course pages on the website, i hope they are more informative. The course is booking quite well, there are 16 places available in all and we have 10 firm bookings and there are another 6 people indicating a strong interest and several more possibles currently. So if you are thinking of booking please get in touch and let us know you are interested - if you have not paid a deposit then please make sure awe are expecting you. Its looking like we will have a small bursary fund available to subsidise course fees especially for local residents, so again please get in touch if you are interested but are worrying if you can afford the fee.

The key tutor this year is Chris Evans, a hugely experienced permaculture teacher, with 20 experience on rural permaculture projects in Nepal. Chirs last taught on a course here in 1997, so we are very excited having him back again. (He and partner Looby have recently had a baby so we are waiting confirm how many days they are available for). As well as Chris and Looby we will be working with Chris Dixon, a permaculture teacher based in North Wales