Social & Personal Permaculture Design Workshop

19th Sept 2017   9.30-17.00

High Heathercombe Centre, Dartmoor

An opportunity to bring a project or issue you’d like to do some work on, get a different perspective on. You will be guided through the permaculture design process and come away with a clearer vision, and some guidance from nature and the principles of permaculture on how to achieve that vision, through a facilitated process.

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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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Active Hope

When: 2-day residential, evening 24th – 26th  October 2017

Where: High Heathercombe Centre, near Manaton on Dartmoor.

What: 2 Day workshop based on Joanna Macy’s ‘The Work That Reconnects’. This work will support you in finding inner strength and capacity to face the enormous challenges we face in the world today.

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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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