Now in its 11th year, Green Architecture Day is coming back to Brighton on Saturday 17 March. The theme for this year is Designing for communities: Low impact living in the UK and abroad. Talks will cover group self-build projects, eco villages, green infrastructure, low-carbon lifestyles, and much more. Find out how real-life communities have put green building practices and sustainable living into practice in their neighborhoods. Plus, as part of our birthday celebration, we're offering a special early bird student discount rate of only £15 for students. To find out more and book your place (advance booking highly recommended), visit:
Community Orchard at Craven Vale
In January, Brighton Permaculture Trust helped plant a community garden on a council estate in Brighton. In conjunction with Craven Vale Community Association and with the help of schoolchildren from St. Luke's School, we planted twenty fruit trees, with another twenty to come in 2013. The idea behind the project was to save rare Sussex apple trees, encourage bio-diversity, attract wildlife and beneficial insects, get the community involved with planting and looking after the trees, promote carbon sequestration in the trees and soil, and provide affordable healthy food. For pictures and more information, click here.
Eco Renovate Your Home
31 March 2012
If you've ever dreamed of living in a more eco-friendly home, now is your chance. Discover how to make your home more energy-efficient and reduce your carbon footprint in this one-day course. You'll be asked to complete an energy audit on your home before the course and will come away with a sound understanding of what changes you can make, the estimated cost of those changes, and the associated financial, energy and CO2 savings.
Practical Permaculture Gardening
31 March - 1 April 2012
Are you interested in learning to create a beautiful, productive and wildlife-friendly garden? This course will give you the skills to carry out a permaculture design for your plot and to start a garden from scratch without digging. Topics covered include annual and perennial food crops, encouraging beneficial wildlife, composting, pest-control without chemicals, rainwater harvesting and maintaining soil fertility.