Here’s an invitation to a new course offered by the Apricot Centre:
We are launching a new course with Transition Training on Resilient food systems – starting here in East Anglia at Wakelyns farm – an Agroforestry farm with diverse grain crops- “Permaculture in a straight line” I often refer to it ! Followed by a more urban flavour with the same course at Organic lea a 12 acre vegetable unit run on permaculture lines in Walthamstow and visiting the outlet at the Hornbeam centre in Leytonstone, with their cafe, box scheme, market stall and scrumping project.
Please pass this on to any one you think might be interested.
Orchard Barn runs volunteer days at the barn in Ringshall. They are currently making daub to insulate the barn roof – check out their website for more details and also for the “Working with the Wood” sessions, which may still have a few free places. Volunteer days take place most Wednesdays and are great fun and a good way to learn new skills. I had a few goes at using a “froe” when I went there a couple of weeks ago – not sure I’ve got the hang of it yet but it was interesting and made me want to do more. Highly recommended!
Orchard barn has just received a grant for rainwater harvesting – so look out for more exciting developments, courses and volunteer opportunities. Orchard Barn
People’s Community Garden – Big Garden Party!
Don’t forget to put the Big Garden Party in your diary – 27th July. This one should be even more fun as it’s their 5th birthday! The Transition Ipswich/ 30 Mile Challenge stall could use another volunteer or two to help things along. More news soon.