Permaculture: Earth Build Community Camp

WORKSHOP SUMMARY:

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in an ecologically minded, permaculture-inspired regenerative community? You can get a taste! SAWA are welcoming you to a 2 day weekend workshop where we will blend theory and practice to offer you a holistic experience of community living!

Together we will make a Wattle and Daub Wall, (made from Clay, Sand, Straw and Willow) for Hélène and Stephen’s new Stonelynk Organic workshop and bothy (designed by SAWA Architects). Roundwood Design have done the technical design and delivery of this new farm building – the timber frame should be up by the end of the summer. Eek… can’t wait to see!

This weekend will seek to bring you a deeper understanding of Permaculture through understanding partaking in an onsite community, practicing earth building and growing. We will be carrying out the teaching elements of the weekend in the beautiful farm environment, alongside Stonelynk’s up and coming roundwood structure. Learn how to create these stunning natural structures whilst living and breathing the natural farm way of life, a wonderful way to absorb all this knowledge.

ACTIVITIES:

* Introduction to Permaculture, studying the Ethics and Principles and their applications

* Awareness Exercises – Observation of self, breath and body, feeling the surrounding elements: Earth, Fire, Wind and Water!

* Willow: coppicing, harvesting, planting, weaving, wattle and substructure making

* Learn how to source clay for use in building

* Getting our hands into the clay, learning about the different clay mixes for building plaster and blocks

* Make some cob balls, adobe bricks and wattle and daub walls

* Have fun, relax, bath in nature, connect with the land, and receive mother earth’s wisdom.

This weekend is all about reveling in the wisdom of the Earth, discovering incredibly intelligent + intuitive design that we can begin to incorporate in our lives. Expect lots of fun and laughter, getting our hands mucky and leaving with some awesome knowledge of natural building, permaculture and ancient indigenous wisdom. This will be a wonderfully community spirited project – come join us!

ACCOMMODATION:

Campers – There are 10 Camping spots max on the farm site, so book early and message us to reserve your spot. Campers may arrive Friday eve from 5pm to set up. Bring your own tent, sleeping bags and bedding etc. There are some camper van parking spots too.

Locals – living in Hastings and Fairlight are encouraged to walk or cycle to the farm each day, there are some car parking spots for those traveling from nearby towns.

FACILITIES:

There is compost loo and urinal facilities at the campsite, but no showers, we suggest you use a solar shower bag or hose pipe to freshen up.

FOOD:

We will be eating: StoneLynk organic vegetables and salads straight from the farm beneath your feet, beans and grains from Hodmedods British Organic Suppliers. As well as some delicious local foraged leaves seeds, fruits and flowers.

Break-fast – Porridge, with fruits, nuts, seeds, flowers and spices to top

Lunch – Root Veg Kitchari Inspired Curry, Grains and Bean, Fresh Stonelynk Foraged Garden Salad.

Dinner – Self organised, we suggest an Early Light Dinner, to encourage full digestion of food, deeper sleep and general wellness and a sparkly morning start, There are shops in town, bring your own. Forage a wild weed soup from site, there may be leftovers.

A range of herbal teas and dandelion coffee will be served, if you require sugar or caffeinated drinks please bring your own.

All food (as best we can) will be Organic, Local, British, Vegan, Gluten and Sugar free.

Meals will be nutritionally balanced to provide an exquisite experience for your tastebuds as well as filling your bellies and giving you plenty of energy for the teaching days.

Please advise us of any dietary requirements so preparations can be made in advance. You may need to bring supplements if you have specific requirements.

FLOW OF A TYPICAL DAY:

– Body breath movement session – 8 – 9am.

– Breakfast Break – 9-10am

– Check in Circle – 10am

– Theory One – (Introduction Permaculture, Saturday + Regenerative Culture Sunday)

– Break Pause ( Herbal Teas + Water)

– Practical One – 11am – 1pm – (Willow, Saturday + Clay, Sunday)

– Lunch Break 1 – 2pm – (Provided: Vegan Curry + Garden Salad)

– Theory Two 2 – 3pm

– Break Pause 3 – 3.30 pm (Herbal Teas + Water)

– Practical Two – 3.30 – 5 pm (Willow, Saturday + Clay, Sunday)

– Relax time is your own, walk the farm

– Early Light Super – 6pm ( self organised)

– The evening is your own – you can make campfires, sing songs and story telling welcome.

INCLUSION:

We would like to make sure this opportunity is available to all people from all backgrounds, wealth, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, identity, ability etc. If you wish to attend and have any barriers of concern please do not hesitate to get in contact, so we can try our best to facilitate.

This course is open to 18 years and up. If you have a child and you want to bring them along, please contact us and see if we can accommodate.

PRICING:

– High Waged: £150

– Medium Waged: £110

– Low Waged: £70