Hi All and a Happy Productive, Peaceful New Year!
We at LORN are looking forward to making 2015 a more sustainable year for our communities and for each of us personally.
To kick us off, here is an idea that has been growing for a while.
Over the past year a growing number of people have mentioned an interest in Permaculture gardening. A post on the LORN facebook (www.facebook.com/lornargyll) over the festive season generated more interest.
Are you interested in growing your own delicious, healthy food, with your productive garden/croft also being beautiful, organic, efficient, wildlife friendly and easy to maintain? The One day workshop will explore how to transform your garden into a rich, self-regulating habitat, a natural haven that nurtures and sustains people and wildlife alike. With Ludwig Appeltans of www.earth-ways.co.uk (reconnecting people, land and nature)
From talking to folks this could be a kick-start to an informal group of people of all ages in North Argyll, who are mostly of a practical nature, with busy lives, and demands on their time but who would like to learn more about the Permaculture principles and maybe begin to look at our own piece of land and how we use it.
The aim would be to see how Permaculture ideas would fit to our own gardens, crofts or farms, with a view to making some small (or big) changes to our management; to learn about our land; learn ways to grow more food and fuel for ourselves and our families; creating a wildlife-friendly, productive environment; helping each other with projects where more labour is needed; getting together to chat about what we have done and learn from each other, and to bring in outside workshop leaders as and when we want to learn more.
Everyone is welcome – there is no expectation of where you might take what you learn, and you do not have to have a project or even a garden yet.
Date: 7 (and/or) 8 March 2015
Place: Kintaline Farm, Benderloch
Time: 11am – 4.30pm
Food: Shared lunch – we have kitchen facilities, please bring something to share,
Please let firstname.lastname@example.org know if you have any special food requirements so we can make sure everyone is well fed.
Hot drinks freely available.
Classroom will be polytunnel, so sheltered but nearly outside. Bring warm clothing and wellies etc as we will be out and about outside, too.
Free parking, loos, warm places for lunch, etc. available.
Places are limited to 15, so please book early.
Please reply soonest to email@example.com by copy and pasting the appropriate parts of the following and completing your details:
— I would like to attend:-
– A one-day introduction to Permaculture workshop on Saturday 7th March 2015 (cost £25/person)
– A one-day introduction to Permaculture workshop on Sunday 8th March 2015 (cost £25/person)
– A two-day, more in-depth Permaculture workshop on Saturday and Sunday 7/8th March 2015 (cost £45/person)
– I cannot make the weekend of 7 (and/or 8) March but would like to know of any other one-day introduction to Permaculture workshops in the area
– I cannot make this weekend but would like to know of any other two-day, more in-depth Permaculture workshops in the area
My Permaculture experience/interest:
My special food requirements (if any):
Please forward this email to any friends, family, groups, members (secretaries) of organisations or anyone else who might be interested.
Do you struggle to find the ideal button to go with the jumper you have spent hours perfecting?
Or perhaps you have hand dyed some fleece and you want something as unique to complements the colour you have tweaked to get just right.
Why not pop along and learn how to make your own buttons from polymer clay.
Any colour you care to imagine can be created along with interesting textures and patterns.
Bring a sample of wool or the garment you need the perfect button for and Sally Weaser will help you add the final touch to your creation.
There will be two workshops, 11-1pm and 2-4pm. £10 per person.
Come and see some Shetland Sheep being clipped at this Thursdays market .. all sorts of shades of Toffee and Cream.
Buy the fleece that you see shorn.. cannot get better than that.
Okay – no market this week – so WHERE ELSE can you buy LORN Enterprise producers goodies ? come on members — share where people can buy your great services and products around North Argyll. Support your local community .
Check out your local facebook friends.
Iain Darling Butchers trading as I Wynne & Son
The organisers of Scottish Apprenticeship Week want to see more Argyll and Bute businesses employing modern apprentices.
Employers can find out more by calling 0800 783 6000;
for info on how to become a modern apprentice, check out the information here