What's on this week in the permaculture world - Friday 25th November 2011

Friday, 25th 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 tony [at] permaculture.co.uk and tell him about it. 

Raw Chocolate Alchemy workshop - West Sussex

Saturday 26th November, 1:00am - 5:00pm

Did you know that Chocolate, one of the world's most consumed products, is extremely beneficial when eaten raw? It can elevate your mood, alleviate anxiety, enhance a healthy lifestyle and it's delicious! This Saturday you could be working with the sacred cacao bean "food of the gods" and discovering the benefits of raw chocolate in an organic food lifestyle. During the workshop, renowned chef, Sarmado Sibley will be demonstrating some delicious recipes using this exquisite bean and not only will you be sampling these delights but also learning the art of how to blend raw cacao into your own creations.

Where? - The Hamblin Trust, Bosham House, Nr Chichester

Further info - Raw Love Life

Contact - 07757 766917

Forest Garden Shovelstrode, Christmas open day - Sussex

Friday 25th & Saturday 26th November, 10:00am - 4:00pm

yurt.jpgSoak up the festive atmosphere with roast chestnuts, mulled wine, mince pies and mistletoe. There will be woodwork, basket weaving and candle making demonstrations and holistic taster treatments. Plenty of green gifts to purchase including, course or yurt vouchers, antiques and textiles, home made preserves, beeswax candles, polish and beauty products.

Where? - Shovelstrode Lane, East Grinstead

Website - Forest Garden, Shovelstrode

Contact - [email protected]

The Power of Fire afternoon - Somerset

Sunday 27th November 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Explore ideas about working with and having fun with the energy of fire. There will be displays, demonstrations and hands on "have a go" sessions. You can learn about rocket stoves, see a mini wood gasifier working, fire up a wood-fuelled kiln and much more.

Where? - The Secret Meadow, Milverton

Website - Learning from the land

Contact - 01823 400696

Campaign against climate change demonstration - London

Monday 28th November, 4:45pm - 7:00pm

Monday 28th is the opening day of the Durban Climate talks. But who's responsible for blocking progress on a workable treaty for global action on climate?

The Koch brothers, owners of the second biggest privately owned industrial conglomerate in the US, have been identified as the biggest funders of climate disinformation in the US (overtaking ExxonMobil) and the main corporate instigators of the Tea Party movement. Target the 1% with 99% of the money and of the political power.

Where? - Outside the offices of Koch International, 130 Fenchurch St.

Further info - Campaign against climate change

National permaculture diploma gathering - Birmingham

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November

A major event for diploma apprentices, holders, tutors and senior tutors. The gathering will include workshops, lectures, master-classes and opportunities for apprentices to have tutorials and even accredit.

Where? - The Bilberry Hill Centre

Contact - [email protected]