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Wed 1 Nov 2017
7:30 pm
An Evening with Monty Don
Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH

Monty Don is a renowned gardening writer and BBC television presenter and the nation's favourite and most respected gardener. Hear him speak about his life and travels visiting gardens all over the world, what really happens behind the scenes when filming, about how he made his own organic garden from a bare field and how understanding and working with nature enriches and empowers us all.

Tickets cost £20.

Sat 18 Nov 2017
- Sun 19 Nov 2017
Winter Herbals Weekend – Making Winter Tonics & Christmas Presents
Braziers Park, Nr Reading OX10 6AN
Organised by: Braziers Park

With community herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad. Spend a cosy winter weekend at Braziers preparing for the season of darkness by concocting healing herbal goodies to support the immune system and to give as beautiful handmade Christmas presents. We will explore the kitchen cupboard of herbs and spices to learn about common food herbs that can help us through winter once prepared into effective medicines and learn about winter-specific herbal remedies to protect against viruses, manage flus and fevers and soothe chests through coughs and congestion. Make a warming syrup and a chest rub, blend a wintertime tea and learn how to create other healing medicines that will keep you going till spring and delight your friends and family.

£120 per person for 2-day course with lunch and refreshments provided (concessions available). Additional meals and overnight stay are available. Please note: there will be an additional charge for the ‘take home’ materials which will not be more than £10 to be paid directly to the tutor.

Sat 18 Nov 2017
- Sun 19 Nov 2017
Introduction to Permaculture
Braziers Park, Nr Reading OX10 6AN
Organised by: Braziers Park

A wonderfully inspiring weekend learning Permaculture basics – ethics, principles and design tools to re-imagine your life, your garden, farm, community or any project for sustainability, regeneration and abundance – its not just gardening!

The course will take place in the main house with Braziers lunches and refreshments included and accommodation available in the house – early booking required.

Course cost: £150 (includes tuition, talks, handouts, locally sourced organic lunches and refreshment breaks) some concessions available. More information can be found here.

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