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Thu 24 Oct 2019
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Power of Growing
RISC, 35-39 London Street, RG1 4PS
Organised by: Food4families

Screening of Eat, Grow, Love which looks at how permaculture has been applied in 6 different locations around the world, including the RISC roof garden. Followed by presentation by Dave Richards on the benefits of community food growing using the experience of RISC’s Food4familes gardens. Free event. Part of Reading International Festival.

Sat 16 Nov 2019 9:30 am
- Sun 17 Nov 2019 5:30 pm
Introduction to Permaculture
Braziers Park, Ipsden OX10 6AN
Organised by: Braziers Park

You will learn how to create designs and systems for sustainable living in harmony with nature. Permaculture has been described as ‘the revolution disguised as gardening’ and has been used for everything from small gardens to large farms and communities, work projects, life plans, relationships and general problem solving. Permaculture tools bring innovative, ecological and methodical thinking to all kinds of situations and enable us to devise creative, thoughtful, sustainable and regenerative solutions.

Following the Permaculture Association curriculum tutors will guide an introductory exploration of the ethics and principles of permaculture through exercises and mini projects and create . During the weekend we will examine a varied range of large and small projects around the world as well as many on site examples and you will gain the skills to develop your own ideas into permaculture designs during the course.

The 2 day course is £150 including lunches and refreshments. Accommodation and other meals available at 3 tier rates.

Tue 21 Jan 2020
8:00 pm
Talk: Growing for the Kitchen Garden
St. Peter’s church hall, Church Road, Earley

Talk at East Reading Horticultural Society about growing for the kitchen garden.

You should arrive at 7:45 p.m. for an 8 p.m. start.

Thu 30 Jan 2020
7:45 pm
Talk: Clever Ways to Grow Vegetables
Village Hall, 17 Victoria Road, Tilehurst RG31 5AB

Vegetables are traditionally grown on allotments or a dedicated patch in the back garden. In this talk Martyn Cox will look at different ways of growing crops, from raising them in pots to creating an ornamental potager. There will be lots of information on interesting varieties and tips on making the most of every inch of space.

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