Permaculture Designer, Architect + Meditator
WILLOW Welcome to the Willow Weekend in our SAWA Architecture Permaculture workshop series. These two days are all about understanding Permaculture and how to plant, manage, coppice and weave willow for creating beautiful structure while working with our diverse ecology and ecosystem. The structures we will be building together are made from a native deciduous shrub, or small tree, called Willow. We will source local Willow. The flowers of willow, known as catkins, are full of nectar and pollen, which provide food for bumblebees and honey bees during the spring, in addition to being exceptionally beautiful birds also use these stunning willow structures as a safe refuge from predators. Willow has so many uses and grows easily and abundantly here in the UK, so join us as we dive deep into the discovery of how we can apply this incredible knowledge to bring more sustainability, ecosystem restoration and fun to our daily lives. As well as the practical hands on sessions we will be te...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
ARB Architect, Edward Dale-Harris believes we must look beyond sustainability and move towards regeneration, we have to change our destructive behaviour and do much better to protect nature as citizens of the earth and stewards of the land. When we heal the land, we also heal ourselves. We need more ‘self-directed learning’ to build self reliance, wellness and confidence. We must learn to share resources to create a healthier planet for all. Ed realises the importance of a mindfulness approach to regenerative design, using nature as our teacher, and valuing a collective and collaborative decision-making process for a grounded and successful project. He is on a mission to introduce others to socially, environmental and mindful architecture and to keep his learnings at a fair cost to enable all people from all walks of life and be truly inclusive. Ed qualified as an Architect in 2017 and has gained many awards for his design, commitment, vision, compassion, charity work, environm...
Application Requirements and Accommodation
Accommodation: Camping is available at Greatham Village Hall, St John’s Field, but need to agreed prior to arrival. Bring your own tent and bedding etc. There are toilet facilities at the campsite, but no showers, we can offer showers at the neighbours house if needed. You are welcome to camp with us from the evening before the course begins. Radical inclusion: We would like to make sure this opportunity is available to all people from all backgrounds, wealth, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, identity etc. This course is open to 16 years and up. For students between 16 - 18 an adult will need to sign a waiver on arrival provided by me. Volunteering Further on the build might be possible get in contact at firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest SAWA Workshops There's a WhatsApp Group you can join to hear more about it all: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JUxBEULuPyuDds5iKmAVcM Food: Vegan/Sugar free - Lunch will be provided on the teaching days. Fresh salads from the garden, and ...
Flow of a Typical Day
Morning Informal Yoga /Movement Session will be offered from 8am. Breakfast Self Organised at Camp Site PotLuck Porridge (do bring something to add to the pot) Followed by all meeting together at 9am for the Circle Check in Session One - 10am - 1pm (with a 15 mins tea and snack break at 11.30) Lunch Break 1 - 2pm - Vegan warm Indian lightly spiced kitchari and fresh foraged kitchen garden salad lunch will be brought to the site and we will eat together there. Session Two - 2pm - 5pm (with a 15 mins tea and snack break at 3.30) Relax time is your own, head to camp site Dinner Self Organised at Camp Site - perhaps a potluck stew (do bring something to add to the pot) The evening is your own - self organised campfires, sing songs and story telling welcome.
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