New Courses at Apricot Centre and Orchard Barn + PCG news

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

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!

People's Community Garden - garden party 2012

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.

About Rona

I'm interested in orchards and in improving cycling facilities so that more people feel safe to cycle more of the time. I would also like to help exchange skills for green living. I helped start and continue to help run a community orchard on one of the allotments in south Ipswich. I also run a website on green living - This is a worldwide website and anyone with a skill to share or an insight into green living methods and ideas is welcome to submit articles.
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