Such an incredible five days! Here are the pictures from the second part of this year’s Vegan Permaculture Design Course. Thanks so much again to everyone for making it a great experience.
Last weekend, we had a fantastic day learning about fungi with Feed Avalon at the Red Brick Building Community Garden. As part of the Avalon Fantastic Fungi Day, volunteers inoculated logs, made mushroom bags and learnt about plants at the Avalon Wildflower Park.
A huge thank you to the Grow Wild Team who supported the event and shared their knowledge! A big thank you to all the volunteers and helpers during the day.
If you are interested in getting involved in growing mushrooms and remediating the morlands site please contact Bon. Email email@example.com
This May, Feed Avalon helped to organise the first national SoilHack Gathering! Taking place at Brook End LAND Centre, the weekend was a great success. More than 40 people came together to celebrate soil, share skills and get connected in building a movement. Check out the photos below! Soil Geeks Unite!
We are asking anyone who has come to one of Feed Avalon’s courses or workshops over the last year, to please take a minute to give your feedback.
If you haven’t been on one of our courses yet, please still use the form to tell us what you’d be interested in!
We want to develop an even more exciting program of learning opportunities in 2017/2018.
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What: Don’t miss this hands-on practical course taking place at an Organic Market Garden in Somerset. Learn about all aspects of polytunnel growing.
The course will cover the basics of:
• Crop selection
• Crop rotation timing and planning
• Soil health and fertility in a polytunnel
• Watering and irrigation
• Disease and pest control (including slugs!)
• Planting, sowing and harvesting
• Making use of space around the outside of the tunnel
The course will also touch on construction and maintenance. The day takes place at Paddington Farm’s thriving organic market garden, which works with volunteers and groups to produce food for the Glastonbury area.
About the Tutor: Robert Macbeth is a self-taught organic market gardener. He has been running a successful 1.5 acre garden for 7 years at Paddington Farm Trust in Glastonbury, with lots of help from the trust, volunteers, and children. He also sells the produce at affordable prices at Glastonbury’s Tuesday market and a local food co-op.
Cost: The course costs £50 for the day. There are some subsidised places available.
So my inner soil geek is having kittens right now. I’m SO excited about this gathering…
SoilHack Gathering 2017
What: A weekend to share our passion, knowledge, and skills for building healthy soils
When: 27 – 28th May 2017 (arrivals welcome Friday evening)
Where: Brook End LAND Centre, Compton Dundon – near Street and Glastonbury in Somerset
The amazing Isy of ‘Another Dinner is Possible’ cookbook fame and lots of bad ass projects is teaching a Nutrition Day School with Feed Avalon this March:
When: Thursday 30th March 2017, 9.30am – 5pm
Where: Unit C1 Thriveability Hub, Northover Buildings, Glastonbury, BA6 9NU
What: Confused by nutrition information and ‘what’s good or bad for you’? This day school will explore the links between food, health and well-being, demystifying nutritional concepts and science, and emphasising a sustainable and pleasurable approach to feeding ourselves.
You’ll learn the nutritional science around healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, ‘superfoods’, fibre, blood sugar, food and mood, and more. We’ll discuss problems with our current food system, and think of ways to improve how and what we eat.
The emphasis is on plant-based nutrition, but not exclusively. The class will be a mixture of
presentations, activities, groupwork and discussion, handouts, plenty of breaks, and a potluck veggie lunch to share.
About the Tutor: Isy Schulz is a qualified nutritionist (BSc Human Nutrition) with a catering and community food organising background. Trained as a ‘Well Now’ health facilitator and co-author of the cookbook ‘Another Dinner is Possible’. Isy’s interests lie with sustainable food production, inventive plant-based whole food cookery, and improving our current food system.
Cost: The course costs £35 (there are some subsidised places).
To book: please email Nicole: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss the Seedy Sunday Seed Swap!
Where: Red Brick Building, Glastonbury
When: Sunday 19th March 2017 12-5pm.
Forest school, seed bomb making, Willow weaving, Mushroom log inoculation
Saving seeds, How to make Biochar, Composting
Seed swap, Local growers, Natural Bee-keeping, Volunteering opportunities, Crafts, Natural dyes, Food networks, Plants
1pm Carol Stone – How to save your seeds
2pm Charles Dowding – No dig Organic gardening
3pm Steph Hafferty – Environmentally sustainable Potions for garden, body & home
Why: Join us to celebrate these tiny seedy miracles that bring us such pleasure and are essential to life!
All day Refreshments: Home made soup, Delicious good for you cakes, Teas & coffee
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