Deconstructing & Decolonizing Science for Agroecology

Deconstructing & Decolonizing Science for Agroecology

Next week I will be giving my Middle of Year Presentation with Gaia University. You are super welcome to join the webinar! It’s 4pm UK time.

“During this webinar, Nicole will share her work on deconstructing science – specifically how applied agroecological science, such as soil science or plant ecology, is inseparable from agrarian social thought and social movements. This call aims to begin conversations on deconstructing science, exploring its historical and contemporary relationships to the state, capitalism, and colonialism while still embracing critical research and inquiry.

There will be a short presentation follow”

Pollinators need our help! Don’t miss the Planting for Pollinators Course in March

12096537_535841139906824_7929396075940987737_nWhen: Thursday 3rd March 2016, 9.30 – 5pm

Where: At Brook End LAND Centre Compton Dundon, Near Street & Glastonbury

What: Avalon Wildflower Park is a new community project opposite the Red Brick Building. The former BMX track, now overgrown, is unloved and neglected. Our vision is to transform it into a haven of native plants, buzzing with life. We want to create a beautiful, fun and ecologically vibrant learning and community space.

As part of this project we have organised a course about planting for pollinators. Pollinating insects need our help!

About the Course

• Learn which plant families are useful to pollinating insects
• How to make your growing space more pollinator- friendly.
• Learn about how to provide food plants, colour schemes that bees can ‘see’, the best flower shapes, plants for a longer flowering season and growing refuges for overwintering insects.
• Learn how to design beautiful borders, beetle banks and other wildlife features, such as bee ‘hotels’
• Learn how to encourage solitary bees to breed in your growing space and will look at natural bee keeping methods.

Cost: The course is free for adults in receipt of state benefits, otherwise £10-£50 donation. Bring lunch to share. Booking essential.

How to book: To book please email Nicole: eat@feedavalon.org.uk

The course is supported by Somerset Skills & Learning CIC.

Pollinators Course

Nursery Course – Feed Avalon’s first step towards starting a community plant nursery

Last weekend Feed Avalon hosted a Nursery Course, led by Neils Corfield from Edible Cities. Feed Avalon has plants to start a community plant nursery that can supply high-quality, multipurpose and beautiful plants to help restore our local landbase. The course was our first step.

Thanks to Neils for his brilliant teaching and well-designed course, stuffed to the rafters with resources! Overall it was a hugely stimulating and enjoyable weekend.

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