Manchester permies are called upon to convene at 8.00 o'clock at the Commercial Hotel on Liverpool Rd, in order to drink beer (and other beverages), and give colleagues from all corners of our fair Isles a warm welcome.
Be warned though, that they have a busy weekend ahead of them, so many of them may want an early night (bless em). Also be warned
that there are likely to be bouncers on the door of the Deansgate on a Friday night, so wellies probably aren't your best bet on this particular occasion.
That's our vision for The Happy Pig – an old pig shed on a three acre permaculture demonstration site that we want to convert into a gift-based community space. We believe that in these strange and changing times, everyone should have access to all we need to re-connect us back to our land, regardless of what their income is. So whether it's home-brewing, no-dig gardening, permaculture design, forest gardening, or talks by the world's best and most inspiring thinkers, we think you all should be able to come and learn -for free! Read more »
Join us on our community allotment site and help us complete our strawbale community classroom whilst learning a new skill. Clay plaster is an old technique thats almsot a lost skill although its experiencing a bit of a come back. Its a lovely material that has many uses and in this case covering the straw on the inside on the building. The course is run by Straw Works - the leading straw bale building experts- and they will take us through a relaxed 3 day course covering theory and practical elements of clay. Also if youre interested in strawbale buildings they'll be open to any questions!
Tasty lunch included.
See www.wiganallotmentnetwork.org.uk for more info and to book.
Made by Jack Hill for his major project at Salford University. Features interviews with local permaculturists: Angus Soutar from the Northern School, and Jules Bagnoli.
The Northern School was set up in 2011 wiith the aim of providing quality training in permaculture design to the best of international standards.
Our main vehicles for this are the Permaculture Design Course and our Permaculture Diploma programme, which has the same roots as the UK Permaculture Association's diploma and the other top international permaculture diplomas. We are regulated by the Permaculture Institute of North Britain.
Everyday Growing Futures (13 minutes, 2013) is directed and produced by Caroline Ward and Erinma Ochu and commissioned as part of the Everyday Growing Cultures project (www.everydaygrowingcultures.org). This project is partly concerned with identifying citizen-led solutions to the current allotment waitlist crisis and is funded by the Communities and Culture Network.