The Apricot Centre: Sustainable Garden Design with Permaculture
24 – 29 August 2015
The Apricot Centre for Sustainable living is a 4-acre organic orchard and training centre that offers courses in Permaculture and Horticulture and provides wellbeing services, care farming and seminars. This is a course for those who want to gain an appreciation of permaculture and how to apply it to designing sustainable gardens. It is an alternative offering to the longer more in-depth full 12 day Permaculture Design Course.
Attendees will walk through the full design process by actually doing it on a real site at Flatford Mill.
Willy Lott's Garden will be showcased, and there will be visits to Old Hall and The Apricot Centre to give a rounded perspective of different implementations of permaculture. The course will follow a pattern of mornings of theory and interactive exercises in the classroom, and afternoons outdoors looking at permaculture implementations and designing a selected site at Flatford Mill.
Bob Mehew will plan and lead the course with input and direction, from Marina O'Connell.
Full course details: http://www.field-studies-council.org/media/1635002/course-details-mehew-...
Bob Mehew and Marina O'Connell
24 – 29 August 2015
Entry level course
Capacity of the event
5 - 15
£313 for non-residents
£493 - £593 for residents, including all food
Full event details and booking at
Delegates will need to make their own way to the venue. See the travel page:
Residential course includes:
- Full board accommodation including cooked breakfast, picnic lunch, homemade cakes and an evening meal. Vegetarian and other dietary option available.
- Tea and coffee making facilities available throughout the day.
- Use of resources including library, workrooms, studios and the Centre grounds.
If you choose to be a non-resident on a residential course, the course will include all the above except accommodation and breakfast.