Permaculture Community Market Gardening

Weaving regenerative theory into practice

Mentored by

Ed Dale-Harris of SAWA

Permaculture Designer, Architect + Meditator

Location address: Petersfield, GU31 4AD
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Normal 1 Day £40OMC Members Only £20FAN Members Only £10
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A summary
An immersive 1 day regenerative experience: Learning Permaculture with Ed Dan and Laurie. Actives: * Introduction to Permaculture, studying the Ethics and Principles and their applications * Awareness Exercises - Observation of self, breath and body. * See ideas and inspiration about how to design and create a beautiful regenerative home growing space or community garden * Why no dig gardening matters, different kinds of agriculture and what there impact is * Seeing working examples *Ask questions get answers * Join and become part of local growing network in Petersfield - The Food Abundance Network * Support the Fundraiser, where all profits go toward helping set up the new market garden in Petersfield Presented by Ed from Dan and Laurie from Hosted by One Mind Can
About your mentor
Ed Dale-Harris of SAWA
Permaculture Designer, Architect + Meditator
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, environmentally 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, environmental projects and peace building developments. In 2014 Ed founded SAWA with Enock Ruziga in Rwanda whilst working together on the 'a house for a victim' project. In 2015 Ed received the ‘RIBA North West London Society Award’ at the CASS Design School for this project, nominated as the best live and community engaged project. Ed spent eight weeks on site building a compressed earth block (CEB) house with recently-released prisoners and some of the families of their victims. The project was instigated by Ed and the Ntarama House Building Cooperative, to facilitate development and peace-building in post genocide Rwanda. The cooperative was set up by REACH, a local reconciliation focused charity, to help reintegrate perpetrators back into their community, by enabling them to build homes for victims of the genocide. This profound experience and research propelled the work of SAWA into the world of socially, environmental and mindful architecture. Ed has grown SAWA, into a collective of freelance professionals and a pro-bono network of supporters. The structure is flat, it has no hierarchy, each project is discussed openly and relationships and roles are defined on a project basis which meet the specific needs and constraints of each project. Ed has collaborated with a range of community groups, individuals, charities, private businesses and professionals to deliver the best holistic well rounded result, fair to the environment and all. In 2016 Ed received the ‘RIBAJ Rising Star 2016 Cohort Award’ for We Yone School in the Ebola-affected region of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Enabling 180 of the most vulnerable children in the community to attend primary school and provide a community space for adult learning. WYCF, the client, which nominated him for the RIBAJ award, says: ‘Ed demonstrated a commitment to the charity’s mission and vision that made it very easy to entrust him with a great deal of responsibility. Ed would deliver design iterations while involving other experts to improve overall robustness (rammed earth consultants, pro bono volunteers from international engineering companies and partners from architectural firms)... he conducted workshops with men, women and children and the community’s vision became firmly embedded in the design. He adapted to... poor internet, uncompetitive contracting, bad weather, language barriers, variable conceptions of time, etc.’ RIBAJ who granted Ed the award says ‘Ed has set himself up as a designer who can be parachuted into unusual projects and places to get things moving: from mobilising the direction of the design to hiring and motivating the right team’. In 2019 Ed received ‘The Agri Tech Centre AJ100 Best Collaboration of the Year Award’ with Squire and Partners, with the judges describing it as ‘an exceptional example of architectural practices doing charitable work in the developing world’. Ed has spent a large amount of time volunteering his skills in Rwanda and Mozambique, while seeing festivals as an opportunity to be socially active and experimental in the UK. Delivering projects in challenging environments: post '14 Ebola Sierra Leone, post genocide '94 Rwanda and '79 Cambodia and post '15 earthquake Nepal. Working closely with international and grassroots organisations to deliver appropriate and considered results.
Important Details...
LUNCH * Pot luck Lunch - which means bring a dish to share with others. * Please bring your own mug bowl plate cutlery to eat from. * Please label the ingredients many are intolerant to gluten, dairy, nuts, meat etc * We gently encourage you to bring home grown, foraged, locally grown whole organic vegan foods INCLUSION We would like to make sure this opportunity is available to all people from all backgrounds, wealth, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, identity, ability etc. If you wish to attend and have any barriers of concern please do not hesitate to get in contact, so we can try our best to facilitate. This course is designed for 18 years and up, do bring kids if they would like to join. STAY CONNECTED There is a SAWA Workshop WhatsApp, Telegram and Email group you can request to join.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Learn Permaculture Design, Principles and Ethics,
Aim 3
Gain confidence and inspiration to start your own projects
Aim 2
Take a mind shift to understand the natural regenerative principles for healing soil, soul and society.
Aim 4
Join the Petersfield Food Abundance Network to start growing local regenerative food for the healthy living and care of the planet
Flow of the Day
FLOW OF THE DAY 10am - Welcome Check In 10.30am Introductions 11.00 am Principles + Ethics 11.30 am Tea Break 12.00 am - Freedom Forest 12.40 am - SAWA Journey 1pm - Potluck sharing lunch 2pm - Soil, Soil and Soil 2.30 pm - Practical Actions 3.30pm - Reflection 4 pm - Group Tidy up + Departure
Pricing information
Ticket nameNormal 1 Day
Ticket nameOMC Members Only
InformationFor One Mind Can (OMC) Members Only Contact Ellie Jones <> for membership
Ticket nameFAN Members Only
InformationFor Food Abundance Network (FAN) Members Only Contact Ellie Jones <> for Info.
Where we'll be
10-12 The Folly Bar Downstairs, College Street, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4AD
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