What's on this week in the permaculture world - Friday 4th November 2011

Friday, 4th November 2011

Want to learn practical skills, get inspired, open your mind, fill your larder? Don't paint the town red this weekend, paint it green! Find out more on our weekly round up of events in the permaculture world.

Got an event you want to share with the world? Email rozie [at] permaculture.co.uk and tell her about it. 

This is Rubbish, Forum and Feast - CAT, Wales

5th November, 09:30am - 10:00pm 

The Centre for Alternative Technology and This is Rubbish are working together to deliver Forum and Feast: an inter disciplinary food waste event that will feed both body and brain.

In the UK over 20 million tonnes of good food is wasted each year whilst 4 million of its citizens are unable to access or afford a nutritional diet. Tackling the problem at every stage of the food supply chain can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save consumers money and stop good food going to waste.

Forum and Feast will explore the issues behind food waste in the UK, find out about European and global food supply chains, digest the latest facts and figures, and investigate solutions that will help create a zero carbon Britain.

The forum, an engaging program of panel discussions, workshops, complimentary lunch, film screenings and exhibition, will be followed by an exceptional evening Feast: a three course sumptuous supper made from food that otherwise would've been wasted, served at a candle lit table, accompanied by live music and original entertainment.

Contact Sylvie on: 01654 705952

Email: [email protected]

For more information, click here to visit the Centre of Alternative Technology website

Natural 'Winter Wellness' Workshop - Bristol

5th November, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

echinacea.jpgLearn how to use herbs and essential oils to support your wellbeing this winter. Make & take home your own Winter Wellness Kit! Use herbs to support the immune system. Discover how essential oils can be used for winter wellness Creative, fun, hands on and informative workshop.

£45 per person including all materials and ingredients, recipe & info pack, winter time herbal teas and delicious home made biscuits

Run by Becs Griffiths, Medical Herbalist, and Gail Francombe who has her own Natural Skincare business, Goodness & Wonder

Contact Gail on: 07976 40382, or Becs on: 074123 99154

Venue: St Werburghs Centre, Bristol 

Pedal powered generators workshop - Buckinghamshire

4th November - 6th November

Description: Want to make your own emissions-free electricity, independent of fossil fuels and expensive solar arrays and wind turbines? Discover how to use your own bike as part of a small power station, capable of powering computers, stereos, TVs and other small household appliances. This method makes a great use of your bike when you're not riding it around town. During the weekend, you will find out all you need to know to assemble a bike-powered generator.

Contact Taryn on: 01296 714184 

Email: [email protected] 

Venue: Redfield community, Bucks

Web Address: www.lowimpact.org 

robin.jpgWildlife Watch Group, Homes and hideaways - Devon

6th November, 10:30am – 1:00pm

Investigate a variety of animal habitats on the country estate of Sharpham House. Do some den building and even a hibernating hedgehog home, all the while with a roaring fire to keep you warm. Meet outside the coachyard. This is a bargain activity at only £2 per person (Devon Wildlife Trust Members £1)

E-mail: [email protected]

High Carbon Farming, How to do it - Coventry

9th December - 9:30am to 5:00pm 

This course is taught by Regenerative Agriculture specialist Darren Doherty. Participants will learn the principles of innovative and ecological land management practices that both reduce fossil carbon use and are high on carbon sequestration.

For more information, click here to visit the Coventry University website

Naturally Christmas - Hertfordshire

10th November, 10:00am-7:00pm

Yes, that time of year is here again, bring on the mince pies! Naturally Christmas is a luxury gift shopping event specialising in the best of artisanal green and eco gifts, set within the elegant surroundings of Tewin Bury Farm.

To exibit, contact Sema Rubins on: 0208 349 5760

E-mail: [email protected]