What's on this weekend in the permaculture world - Friday 21st October

Friday, 21st October 2011

Thinking of going out and about this weekend? Every Friday, we'll be bringing you events, gatherings and the best of what's going on in the permaculture world. Don't paint the town red, paint it green!

The following events are mostly in the UK but we would love to be told about all events, including worldwide so get in touch! Email: hayley[at]permaculture.co.uk

Haddenham local food group - Buckinghamshire

26th October, 8pm

In the back room of the Rose and Thistle in Haddenham, there will be a meeting to discuss ideas and plans in forming a local food group to promote and expand the local food business. With so much uncertainty of what goes into the food chain and processing of mass produced foods, being able to talk to those who grow the vegetables, raise the livestock or make the chutney adds real value. Possible topics for discussion include the creation of a local food directory, improving mutual support opportunities between local food producers and retailers, grants and events.

To find the Rose and Thistle, click here 

Farming for the future talk with Darren Doherty - East Sussex

23rd October, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

At the Biodynamic Agricultural College, Darren Doherty, a foremost authority in Broadacre Permaculture design (large scale), will talk about how farms can become beacons of regeneration, working together with local communities for their joint collective future. He will share techniques for use on farms and by individuals for waste recycling, water-harvesting, rapid soil development, as well as other methods for managing land regeneratively on a broad scale. Darren comes from Australia and has extensive experience in Permaculture project design, development and management. He's on tour in Europe, so catch him while you can!

For more information visit: http://regenag.com

SW Wales permaculture convergence - Carmarthenshire

22nd October

This is an event for anyone interested in permaculture, plus family and friends. There will be walking tours, so make sure you dress up warm with wellies, it can get windy and wet! There will be a glut swap table so bring seeds, produce, plants, recipes, resources. Also bring food to share for lunch. The convergence will take place at the Coed Marros Coop, please ring in advance.

Booking and more information, phone: 01994 427 310 

GrowthBusters documentary screenings and global release - A community near you

GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth Trailer from Dave Gardner on Vimeo.

"GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth" is a documentary that uncovers and explores the root of the multiple crises we're facing today: our civilization's addiction to infinite growth on a finite planet. It will provoke much thought and discussion about the destructive addictions and myths we must leave behind, as well as the values we need to embrace, in order to become a sustainable civilization. Highlighting stories of hope, inspiration and alternatives to growth, the narrative will encourage people to actively pave the way for a better future.

To book a screening, to find a screening in your area please contact: [email protected]

For more info: http://www.growthbusters.org/ 

Home Harvest Farms Challenge Meetup - Vancouver

Saturday 22nd October, 6.15pm-9.45pm

Learn how to integrate affordable, easy and compact growing systems and approaches into your life no matter where you live. Enjoy music, beer and great company at The HiVE as well as taking part in the following workshops and talks:

Listen to Alexander McNaughton speak about Guerrilla Gardening in the city and show you how to build a simple winter coldframe.

Home Harvest Farms planters provide people with limited access to land, the opportunity to engage in micro-scale agriculture inside and around buildings. Our HHF Challenge encourages people to "get on with it" - starting today.

Lego Gardens and Bioropes are the fruit of over a decade of R&D and provide the affordable platform for vertical gardening as well as many other benefits. Michael Corbin is a phenomenal resource for urban agriculture and has committed his life to making growing food accessible and easily replicable.

Compost quickly and without unwanted smells and avoid attracting attention from wildlife by using Bokashi. Learn what Bokashi is and how it can help you. 

For more information: http://www.homeharvestfarms.com/events-3/