Vegan Design Course
Sat 8th - Sun 9th July 2017
10:00 - 16:30
£150 Non-residential but accommodation can be booked separately
Tutor: Graham Burnett
Simple lunch, teas/coffees included
ABOUT THE COURSE
Do you seek to live compassionately without the unnecessary exploitation of people, animals and the environment? Are you concerned about climate change and future generations? Are you interested in changing how we interact with other species, ecosystems and our human communities? Then our Introduction to Vegan Permaculture Course is for you!
Applying permaculture design thinking to your cruelty free lifestyle, this weekend will focus on design skills – learning to see patterns in nature and in human and social contexts. It will give us the tools and confidence to take responsibility for our lives and actions whilst 'doing least harm' to our earth and her inhabitants, whether human or non-human.
THE COURSE WILL GIVE PARTICIPANTS
WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?
Open to all – no previous knowledge or experience necessary. This course will be of particular interest to those who would like to know more about permaculture design without the use or exploitation of animals and the environment. Vegans and vegetarians are especially welcome, although following a vegan lifestyle is not a prerequisite for attendance!
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Graham Burnett, author of The Vegan Book of Permaculture, turned vegetarian in 1977, shortly after leaving school, and then became vegan in 1984. Made politically aware, in part by the punk music scene of those times, he was involved in a number of campaigns such as Hunt Saboteurs, Ban the Bomb, Anti-Apartheid, and opposing the Poll Tax. But after a while Graham began to concentrate on what he stood for rather than what he stood against – and this took him in a slightly different direction.
In addition to cultivating his own garden and allotments in Southend in Essex, where he lives with his family, Graham nowadays teaches permaculture and writes extensively on the subject.
Graham's website: www.spiralseed.co.uk