Creating a Sustainable Smallholding | Feb 12-13 | Portugal (View for more dates)
Joined: Jan 24, 2011
[center]A two-day course covering the essentials needed for an endlessly rewarding adventure. [/center]
This course has been specifically designed for people wishing to buy land upon which they intend to create a sustainable lifestyle. Whilst being a positive fulfilment of long-dreamt plans, this change of lifestyle can also seem quite daunting when you are suddenly having to recognise and accommodate your needs successfully. The subjects covered in the course include –
Land Observation and Evaluation - learning to "read" your landscape. The Permaculture Perspective - an introduction to the principles and design methods of this holistic approach to sustainability.
Soil - how to assess and improve it.
Sustainable Living - developing self-sufficiency in food and energy
Greywater Systems - creating a constructed wetland treatment pond Organic and Ecological Gardening - working with nature to produce....
Building with Natural Materials - adobe, strawbale, cordwood... Food Preserving - drying, storing, bottling, pickling etc. Land Design Skills – how to represent your ideas on paper.
Places are limited. To reserve a place on the course, contact us either through our email address - firstname.lastname@example.org - or by telephone (00351) 282 995060. Evenings are best for telephone calls.