LORN Permaculture courses 2016

Permaculture workshops
I have chatted to our workshop leader and he has space in his calendar to come over and lead us in some more courses.. so if you can fill in the options below and return to me, he and I can work out the what and when to suit as many as possible.
Courses I am interested in 
Introduction to Permaculture – one day 
Introduction to Permacullture – weekend 
Introduction to Forest Gardening – one day 
Introduction to Forest Gardening – weekend 
Introduction to Permaculture design – one day (will require some pre workshop homework, but does not require you to have a place to work on) 
Introduction to Permaculture design – weekend  (will require some pre workshop homework, but does not re sequire you to have a place to work on) 

Dates I can do .. or maybe (details would be useful – those you can or cannot)

June weekday
June weekends

late August weekday

late August weekend
September weekday
September weekends
October weekday
October weekends
November weekday
November weekends
December weekday
December weekends

as always the costs will be kept as affordable as possible respecting that our leader has to earn a living too .

Cultural Sustainability

According to our current lead councillor at a open meeting in Oban (Feb 2015), we do not need Culture.

He rather arrogantly dismissed and disdained it (mostly with regard to the Oban Community Trust application for Rockfield Centre, but it was a shock nonetheless).

Maybe it is the lack of understanding of what culture is that is the issue.

Do our local politicians think that culture is a bit of knitting, some tartan tat, and bagpipes ?

How do we get them to understand that our Culture includes so much more? how we treat each other, how we make our economic decisions, how we exist in our environment and how our past informs our future, all these and so much more is Our Culture.

What is Culture?What is Cultural sustainability?

Maybe this is why it is so hard to persuade Argyll and Bute Council to invest wholeheartedly with the Arts, Culture and Heritage Assembly that was initiated by former Councillor Louise Glen-Lee. Creative Scotland is providing a great package with their Place Partnerships – and our Library and Culture Development Officer  has been working tirelessly with our various community Heritage, Arts and Cultural organisations.