Ode to Nettlefest - The Countdown
On a Monday in May the Nettles did sway,
Then Tuesday came around and Nettle covered the ground,
As Wednesday appeared the Nettles got sheared,
On Thursday as the Sun rose over our County,
we found a myriad of uses for our bounty,
Then Friday arrived, we ate the Nettle and thrived!
NOW SATURDAY IS HERE, its the eve of NETTLEFEST we all cheer!
Just a day now to the big event, here,s the details of the workshops and talks....
0am till 12pm Nettle workshop including Soap and Soup making
with Nyrees and Annie of the Sandwell and Birmingham Permaculture Network
12.30pm (45 mins) - Mother gardens project talk With Felipe Molina of Food Forest Brum
A talk and discussion on the Mother gardens project:
Mother gardens is a network of food growing groups and individuals who grow, propagate, and share useful plants, skills, and resources.
Outlining its core principles, ethics, and goals for supporting community well-being and resilience, the talk will be followed by a group exploration and discussion on creating new models and systems for a new emerging world. https://www.facebook.com/FoodForestBrum?fref=ts
1.30pm (45 mins) - Talk about Compost toilets and Humanure With Martin Doyle of
The little house company http://www.littlehouse.co/
2.30 (30 mins) - Site tour and talk about the work of Ideal for all who run the Market Garden
with site Manager Tim Botfield http://www.idealforall.com/g-opps
3pm ( 45 mins) - Talk and slide show about Karuna with Janta and Merav Wheelhouse - their project and home Karuna Insight Design - is a Permaculture land center...The Wheelhouse family are the founders of the Karuna Permaculture project in Shropshire. They sold their home and invested their life savings into 18 acres of previouly mono-cultural grazing land in order to re-cycle it into a productive multi functional educational facility that could practice and demonstrate all kinds of Permaculture projects. They call their method ' insight design' a holistic way of working which is clearly demonstrating itself as an inspirational and successful approach in the field of Permaculture. http://www.karuna.org.uk/
Id just like to send out big thanks to everyone who has supported us so far, its quite literally what makes the event happen.....if you need directions on how to get to Salop drive Market Garden you can find them on the website under the find us tab....hope to see you there!