What's on this week in the permaculture world - Friday 28th October

Friday, 28th October 2011

Want to learn practical skills, get inspired, open your mind, fill your larder? Find out more on our weekly round up of events in the permaculture world.

Resilience Food Storage Workshop - East Sussex

Thursday, 27 October 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm 

The aim of this meeting is to form a group to develop an easy, affordable and practical food store for you and your family.

The group already have a number of ideas and invite you to join them at this meeting with your ideas and start to turn them into a practical programme that can be replicated. 

If you think that our globalised long distance food delivery system is vulnerable, the group invites you to think about how to have a food store to act as a buffer in the case of disruption. 

The Crown Inn, Lewes, BN7 2NA

Just Do It - A tale of modern-day outlaws - Screening - Derby

Sunday, 30 October 

"Smart, funny, adrenalised portrait of 21st century activism" Danny
Leigh, The Guardian

The world of environmental direct action has remained a secretive one,
until now. Emily James spent over a year embedded in activist groups
such as Climate Camp and Plane Stupid to document their clandestine
activities. With unprecedented access, Just do It takes you on an
astonishing journey behind the scenes of a community of people who
refuse to sit back and allow the destruction of their world.
Torpedoing the tired clichés of the environmental movement, Just Do It
introduces you to a powerful cast of mischievous and inspiring
characters who put their bodies in the way; they super-glue themselves
to bank trading floors, blockade factories and attack coal power
stations en-masse, despite the very real threat of arrest. Their
adventures will entertain, illuminate and inspire.

How to continue to view the Just Do It film: https://streamingmoviesright.com/us/movie/just-do-it-a-tale-of-modern-da...

DIY Wind Turbine Workshop - Greater London 

Wednesday, 2 November 2011 - 12:00am 

When it comes to electricity, Grow Heathrow is entirely off-grid, meaning all the electrical power used is generated on site.

With their friends at Cambridge Greentech, Grow Heathrow  has arranged a four day workshop to design, construct and install a small DIY wind turbine, using basic materials and tools. They'll be following the design guidelines laid out in Hugh Piggott's book: "A Wind Turbine Recipe Book".

To make this possible, we'll need to raise some funds. So Transition Heathrow is launching its first ever crowdfunding campaign. If you want to help energise Grow Heathrow for the winter, then use the Donate button on their website to make a contribution.

But that's not all! The workshop is designed to teach the skills needed to make your own wind turbine, and they're looking for people to join in. Participants will learn woodcraft, metalcraft, electronics, and more. The workshop will be over four days, from the 2nd to the 5th of November. If you'd like to attend, please email [email protected] or call our site number 07890751568.

We're hoping to raise £1000 in the next two weeks. We rely on donations to fund these kind of projects, so if you'd like Grow Heathrow to continue doing what it does, please donate what you can.

And if you don't have any spare cash, please send this on to someone who you think might! 

Grow Heathrow Vineries Close, Sipson

London UB7 0JG United Kingdom

Green Spirituality author meeting - West Midlands

Thursday, 3 November 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm 

We are delighted to welcome Chris Philpott, who will be giving a talk on his recently published book "Green Spirituality - one answer to global environmental problems and world poverty".

The main themes of the book are a combination of detailed information about global environmental problems and world poverty, along with solutions to those problems rooted in the spiritual teachings of different traditions. The book includes extracts from over one hundred interviews, with spiritual leaders throughout India, undertaken by Chris Philpott in 2002. 

See www.greenspirituality.org

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