Monthly Archives: July 2014

Permaculture Within Diverse Communities Taster Day (Oct 2014)


This course is now FULLY BOOKED! If you complete the booking form you will be placed on the reserve list – if a space then becomes available we will let you know. (23/10/2014)

The workshop is almost fully booked. We will try to update this page when there are no more places, but there may be a slight delay. If you wish to book, please complete the booking form as normal, and you will be offered a place if still available. If there are no more places, we will let you know and we can put you on the reserve list. Alternatively, contact us to check latest availability;  &/or sign up to receive updates of future courses/activities.  (23/10/2014)

flier Pc-diverse-communities2014-2Principles to Regenerate the Land and Enrich Our Groups

Date: Sat Oct 25th 2014
Venue: The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, London, E17 7HA.
Time: 10.45am-5pm

Limited Places. Advance Booking ONLY.

For anyone involved with sustainability or ecology and involved with people – such as members of a Transtion Town; Climate action group; Community gardening; Co-operative; or you’re just curious about permaculture and working in groups…

Permaculture is a practical system for regenerating the earth and communities. By drawing on principles and patterns in nature, permaculture has empowered people worldwide to develop dynamic, resilient projects that work with nature, rather than against it. Whether the home and garden,  community space or one’s own life and career, permaculture can be applied to each situation.

This 1-day workshop is about ecological and social healing. It will give a taste of both permaculture and working with social diversity.  Together we will explore and open up ways to work together effectively, to recognise our differences and our common ground, and to discover how permaculture and contemporary group approaches can support our vision to co-create more conscious, real and productive relationships between one another and the land.

The exact content of the workshop is to be finalised and potential areas include:

  • What is permaculture?
  • Intro to permaculture ethics & principles
  • Social permaculture: Nature in us
  • Diversity: Feeling in our own shoes, and stepping into the shoes of the other
  • Conflict: an opportunity for growth
  • Strategies for collaborative decision making

Fee: £20 /£12 concessionary rate – limited number ( e.g. Full time students; On benefits, State pension etc. Waltham Forest residents only). Also two £5 places on application (see below)

Workshop Facilitators:

Shumaisa Khan (Permaculture Designer & Sustainability Tutor, Routes of Wholeness)
Muzammal Hussain (Permaculture Designer & Group Facilitator, Routes of Wholeness)

Organised in collaboration with The Mill & Hedge Herbs.

Food: Snacks will be provided. Teas available for donation;  Bring a packed lunch.

We actively invite members of Waltham Forest community groups to join the workshop – all spaces are to be held solely for local residents until 1 month beforehand.


Participant numbers are limited. If you know you want to participate on the course, we recommend you book as soon as possible in order to secure your place.

Completed booking forms are welcome from anyone irrespective of location. However…
… Waltham Forest residents will have priority until one month before the workshop. A limited number of concessionary places of £12 are also available for Waltham Forest residents unable to afford the full fee. We also have two places of £5 (applications welcome from Waltham Forest residents – priority given to those with particulary limited finances – please let us know if you would like to apply.)
If you live outside of Waltham Forest, your booking form will be acknowledged when received, and processed from 25th Sept with places being offered according to availability at that time (full fee only for those outside Waltham Forest).

Click here for booking form