Online Permaculture Design Course for women

The Permaculture Women’s Guild presents the first-ever online permaculture design course taught by all women, with added emphasis on the social and emotional applications of permaculture.

I’m privileged to be part of a team of over 40 female permaculture experts from around the world. Our team offers over 400 years of combined experience to bring you the most diverse, comprehensive, and socially-responsibe permaculture design course in the world.

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Early-bird enrolment begins February 15th

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Ribwort Plantain – Plantago lanceolata

Another favourite, as it’s another very common weed, yet so useful as a medicine and food. The best thing for stings, from bees to nettles. Also good for deep cuts and as a tea for coughs.

Somewhat inconspicuous and by some confused with grasses, as they hide amongst them, I’ve been struck by the simple beauty of the flowers as they emerge from the rosette for leaves.

Its seedheads remain for most of the winter providing food for Goldfinches and other seed-eating birds.

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Elder – Sambucus nigra

The Elder gives us the beautiful elderflower, great for cordial and elderflower ‘champagne’ and my favourite, the dried flowers used as a tea, especially good in winter. It brings a feeling of spring and warming comfort for colds. The Elderberry strengthens our immune system and is recommended at the onset of colds. Good as a syrup, it also makes a great jam and can be dried to use as tea.

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