Workshop>> Listening to the Other: The Fertile Ground of Social Diversity: London (Sun 6th July 2014)


We are delighted to be offering this workshop at the London Permaculture Festival. Please join us to explore social diversity and difference – there is that and more at this year’s festival!…

Venue: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Rd, Camden , London, NW1 7AY.
Date: Sun 6th July 2014
Workshop time: 1pm-2.10pm / London Permaculture Festival: 11am-6pm

Tickets £6 waged / £4 unwaged. On the door only: for entrance to the Permaculture Festival: No additional cost for the Workshop!

In developing strength through our diversity, whatever our colour, gender, histories, and religions, it can be helpful to appreciate the ways in which we are all the same.

Yet, by staying only within the comfort zone of our similarities, might we be missing out on the richness that arises from appreciating the reality of our differences?

This workshop is based on the belief that we can each tap into more courage, compassion and skill, enabling us to step beyond our comfort zone to reach out to ‘the other’, helping our relationships and communities to become more conscious, more authentic and consequently more resilient.

Workshop Facilitators: Muzammal Hussain & Shumaisa Khan from Routes of Wholeness


The London Permaculture Festival is a non-profit grassroots event and is one of the largest permaculture events in the country.

With Workshops, Storytelling, Music, Kids Dome & more.

Topics include: Introduction to Permaculture; Big Picture Permaculture – Inspirational projects near and far!; Music and Culture of the Baka, rainforest people of Central Africa – a singing workshop; Permaculture in Pots; Lacto-fermenting with a permaculture twist; Strawbale building; Creating self-watering containers; Natural Beekeeping Trust; Listening to the Other: the fertile  ground of social diversity; Hosting international Convergence 2015; Permaculture Barge Trips along the canal; Aquaponics and Tilapia in my garage; How your Permaculture project could become a LAND centre; Forest Gardens; Seeds of Fashion – growing a London garment; Lets design a Garden City; Moving beyond burning! A close look at Biomass; The Railway Garden – designing a city allotment project; Permablitzing in London; Could your project offer accredited training?; Positive solutions in the Ecuadorean Amazon; Sharing stories: using permaculture; HH-2 compost system; Reportback from Cuba International Convergence

The London Permaculture Festival is a non-profit grassroots event organised by volunteers.

Festival Website/More info:


Posted on May 27, 2014, in events, permaculture. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I am really grateful to you both for this workshop, which got me thinking in so many new ways. It was really just a very tantalizing beginning, and thank you for it!

  2. Thank You for your valuable participation Annie, and leaving feedback. It is helpful and appreciated.

    • Here’s what I wrote on my blog entry about the session: “In this session we investigated our own relationships to an understanding of commonality and difference, feeling inside and outside a group. The workshop leaders helped to make a Permaculture point that the place of conflict can be nurtured as an Edge, and understood as fruitful and fascinating and a place of growth. And that in dealing with difference this way, “negative” aspects could come to the surface and be “composted” back into a group process to make for fertile understandings. They applied horticultural analogies to group (often inter-ethnic) dynamics. Our time was very short but I think they would be great people to bring in to any groups in which “difference,” however celebrated, might have hidden implications that would benefit from some attention. There’s a kind of group process/ psychological bent to their work which I like indeed. Very stimulating– we all wanted more!”

      Take care, hope to see you both again.

      • Thank You for the kind words. We’ll share them and link to your wonderful blog. Keep up the great work!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: