Events and Courses

Permaculture Design Course 2017

The Permaculture Design Course is a practical course which has the potential to significantly and positively change your life. The Inkpot is a permaculture-designed, working farm. Hannah designs and farms for a living so you are getting a hands-on experience at an inspiring site where there is always another permaculture design on the horizon. However, permaculture is not just about gardening, farming or growing food: it is a design process underpinned by the Permaculture principles and ethics.

Start Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00
End Date: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 18:00

Summer Skillshare

Come to The Inkpot to meet other permaculture folks. Learn about exciting projects that people are involved in, learn from inspiring people applying permaculture to their lives and most of all realise that you are not the only permaculture person out there! There will be workshops on a range of permaculture related topics, a kids area, great food, great location and wonderful people.

Start Date: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 16:00
End Date: 
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 16:00

Cook the food you grow

On this two day course you will reap and forage all the main ingredients for our shared meals. All foraged food from the Inkpot's abundant land will be brought back to the kichen. We will then work together to create seasonal feasts using various cooking techniques that help maximise the goodness of the food while preserving vibrant flavours. We will look at what is required for a healthy balanced diet; how to use herbs both for flavour and medicinal gain and how to use flowers to enhance our salads.

Start Date: 
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 09:30
End Date: 
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 16:30

Artsy Craftsy weekend

Come along to the Inkpot for a fun and friendly weekend of sustainable arts and crafts. We will have a range of teachers covering knitting, spinning, drawing, crocheting, felting, We may have basketry and dyeing too depending on demand and availability. Bring along a project, start new ones, make new friends, eat fantastic local organic healthy food and enjoy the beautiful views whilst learning something new. A perfect weekend for the soul and the stomach!

Start Date: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 17:00
End Date: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 16:00

Permaculture Diploma weekend

A weekend for any permaculture diploma apprentices to come and work on their designs. Bring along any design you want to get going with or join in a design project here. We will work together through the process, have time for peer support guilds and a bit of 1:1 time with Hannah

Start Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00
End Date: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 16:30

Using Local Timber in building projects

Andy Reynolds is a long term practitioner of low impact living and is a keen promoter of self-reliance and the use of local materials and power. He has used locally grown and sawn timber in his business and home life.

This one day course is the perfect opportunity to look at the often neglected resource provided by locally grown timber and the many ways that it can be used in projects that surround the home.

Start Date: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 10:00
End Date: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 16:00

Preserving the Harvest

On this two day course you will reap and forage all the main ingredients for our shared meals. All foraged food from the Inkpot's abundant land will be brought back to the kitchen. We will then work together to preserve the harvest. This will cover such techniques as fermentation (from cider to sauerkraut); drying (apple and pear rings); jams, chutneys, pickling, oils and bottling. There will be lots of sampling along the way.

Start Date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 09:30
End Date: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 16:30

Off-grid Photovoltaic (PV) solar set-up

Andy Reynolds is a long term practitioner of low impact living and runs the family home in the Fens from wind, solar and wood. This one day course is the perfect opportunity to get involved in building a small solar PV system. It will cover both off grid battery and grid connected systems. Discussion and observation will be woven through the practical sessions, with the opportunity at the end of the installation to ask Andy any questions related to your specific application. 

Start Date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00
End Date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 16:00

Permaculture Design Course 2018

The Permaculture Design Course is a practical course which has the potential to significantly and positively change your life. The Inkpot is a permaculture-designed, working farm. Hannah designs and farms for a living so you are getting a hands-on experience at an inspiring site where there is always another permaculture design on the horizon.

Start Date: 
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 09:30
End Date: 
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 16:30

Introduction to Permaculture

This Introduction to Permaculture Design Course is the first weekend of the full Permaculture Design Course. It is a practical course which takes full advantage of being run at this venue. The Inkpot is a permaculture-designed, working farm. Hannah designs and farms for a living so you are getting a hands-on experience at an inspiring site where there is always another permaculture design on the horizon.

Start Date: 
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 09:30
End Date: 
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 18:00

Training of Teachers (ToT)

If you've ever wanted to inspire others about how Permaculture design can help with many different aspects of living on this planet in a sustainable way, then this is the course for you.

This course is suitable for all abilities including those who have just finished this Permaculture Design coure (PDC.)

The course covers:

  • tools and techniques for teaching
  • facilitating permaculture learning
  • the practicalities of convening and running courses

More in-depth information and booking details will appear here soon. 

 

 

Start Date: 
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 17:00
End Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 17:00