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Dear Friends of Social Landscapes...

A busy, fun and successful year is coming to an end.

We'd like to give a massive thank you to everyone who has supported our work directly or indirectly in 2016! We are looking forward to working with you again...

Find below in the Newsletter:

  • Some numbers and quotes on Permaculture and Horticulture trainings we delivered in 2016
  • Some updates on the last two months with links to blog posts
  • Upcoming 2017 Permaculture courses
  • Upcoming 2017 horticulture/food growing sessions at Glengall Wharf Garden
Permaculture changes lives - here some testimonies:

"The course gave me direction and the opportunity of transforming a passion into a job"
- Anonymous Permaculture Design Course participant

"I feel like I know a secret and want to share it with the world"
- Natasha after completing the Permaculture Design Course

"It has completely changed my perspective towards every aspect of my life: my health, my relationship with family and friends, my relationship to the planet."
- Anonymous Permaculture Design Course participant

"The experience was transformative, thought provoking and life changing." 
- Anonymous Permaculture Design Course participant

"Building my confidence, embedding resilient ways of thinking and inspiring healthy ways of interacting with my surroundings." 
- Anonymous Permaculture Design Course participant

A recent quote from Anna, community gardner at Clapham Manor Estate, after attending a horticulture session at Bandstand Beds:

"It was inspiring and very useful – we learned so much and will put that knowledge to good use by planting four crops in the next week or so – garlic, onions, broad beans and spring cabbage. The course was really well organised with a very friendly bunch of people, and the course leader did a great job with a light touch."
The last two months with Social Landscapes
We delivered an event together with the Open Orchard Project and funded by Clapham BID, planting a kitchen garden with residents on Landor Road.

We ran a series of gardening workshops at Bandstand Beds and one at Glengall Wharf Gardens
Overwhelmed by the positive response from participants, we're inspired to continue in the new year.

We have been regularly updating our blog with food growing tips as well as stories from our Permaculture course participants.
Michel writes about compost after his recent session at Bandstand Beds on Clapham Common.
We delivered a planting event with This is Clapham BID, the Open Orchard Project and local residents on Landor Road. An orchard planting will follow in the new year.
Sophie interviews Rob and shares his experience of the Permaculture Design Course with us.
You are looking for Christmas gifts? Want to give the gift that keeps on giving?

Donate a fruit tree for Lambeth!
Permaculture Training in 2017

We have another full accredited Permaculture Design Course coming up next year, as well as a few introductory weekends and info evening.

Permaculture Info Evening

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
7:30pm  8:30pm

Concerned about the state of the world? Climate change? Social inequalities? Want to do something about it… just not sure what?

Come along to a free INFO EVENING to find out more.

Tread Well On Earth - A 2-Day Introduction To Permaculture

Sat, Jan 28, 20179:30am  Sun, Jan 29, 20175:00pm

Learn the basics of Permaculture Design on this two-day Introduction to Permaculture and be ready to try it out in your garden, your workplace and your life.

Food Growing in 2017

We've been invited to run four 2-hour gardening sessions at Glengall Wharf Garden starting on January 17th. These sessions are part of the Burgess Park Food Project's Herb Tuesdays, a gardening for wellbeing project funded by the Good Neighbourhood fund. Spaces are limited and need to be booked directly through the organiser. See the links below for more information.

Natural Pest Control

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
11:00am  1:00pm
Glengall Wharf Garden 

Pest or guest? In this two-hour session you will become familiar with common garden pests and diseases such as slugs, aphids, ...

Soil Care & Compost

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
11:00am  1:00pm
Glengall Wharf Garden 

In the soil care and composting session, we will examine what the components of good garden soil are, how we can keep it healthy for producing...

No Dig Gardening

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
11:00am  1:00pm
Glengall Wharf Garden 

In some cases digging is necessary. In most cases it disturbs soil life, lessens soil moisture and causes weeds to grow. This two-hour session is an introduction to the why and the how of no dig gardening. Participants will...

Forest Gardening

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
11:00am  1:00pm
Glengall Wharf Gardens 

Forest gardens can give a multitude of yields while supporting biodiversity and a number of other ecological functions. With this session you...

See you in 2017!

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