Health and Wellbeing

Presenter: 
Alison Taylor

In this workshop we will look at how we can rise to the challenges of living together in an urban setting. How do we overcome isolation, poor quality and insufficient housing, while encouraging support of the natural environment and service provision?

Presenter: 
Richard James MacCowan

Biomimicry is the emulation of nature to find solutions to man-made challenges by looking at forms, materials, processes, functions and systems. Using this approach the presentation will highlighted the continued work by Biomimicry UK, alongside The Ecological Sequestration Trust, the Scottish Government working with the visionary charity Resonate Arts House to deliver a unique build that offers the community a place for tranquility, health and well-being and learning about the role of nature and can play in building resilient communities.

Presenter: 
Jo Barker

When I take people foraging, I have two principles that I hope to inspire them with: That there is food everywhere we go and there is food every day of the year.

In the forest gardens we pick at least 40 different plants everyday of the year for a soup or a salad, in the early summer it can double to over 80.

About

Jo trained as a Landscape Architect and did her first Permaculture Design Course within this training. She also works with people and the land as a Kinesiologist, health practitioner.  She started foraging 20 years ago when organic food was hard to find and expensive. Her love of plants continues to grow over the years. Since 2008 she has taken hundreds of people foraging and has been designing and maintaining forest gardens. She forages everyday.

 

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Roxanne Swentzell is a Native American from the tribe of Santa Clara Pueblo, located in Northern New Mexico, USA.  She is a well established artist showing worldwide but has been teaching permaculture principles since co-founding Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute in 1987.  She has been working with cultural preservation which includes, farming, seed saving, adobe building, alternative energy, animal husbandry, land restoration, pottery, weaving, food preparation, ...etc...

 

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Current - Co-ordinator at Living Witness, a Quaker charity supporting sustainable living.

Past - Director of Research, Oxford Commission on Sustainable Consumption; environment policy analyst at OECD; lead author on several reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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www.permaculture.org.uk

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I am the founder of Daily Acts, a permaculture-based organization and Board Chair of Transition U.S. We work with citizens, leaders, agencies and networks to provide community-based solutions, which harness the power of nature and inspired action to build leadership and local self-reliance. This ranges from installing food forests from front yards to City Hall landscapes to mobilizing thousands of sustainability actions as part of the Community Resilience Challenge, a Daily Acts program that has been replicated regionally and nationally.

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http://www.dailyacts.org/dao-home