Weekend Practical Sustainability skills workshop

Introduction to Permaculture
Summary information

A 2 Day Practical Sustainability Skills Workshop, including how to apply Permaculture design to live well on a small piece of land and little money.

For the first time, Steve Golemboski Byrne from Lackan Cottage Farm, and Claire Templar from Tir na nOg in County Mayo are hosting a two-day weekend workshop to learn and experience first-hand how the principles of Permaculture design can support the development of a low-impact land-based project.

The fully immersive weekend will include:

Exploring the setup of a project, including essential knowledge and resilience for our 4 most basic needs: water, shelter, power and food.
The practical side of how things work, and the essential art and skill of developing a project on a small budget by using the resources around us, improvising and *diy*ing.
Topics covered will include rainwater harvesting and waste water management, introduction to natural building and earth plastering, introduction to sustainable energy production, and perennial food systems and no-dig gardening and feature the creative upcycling and recycling of materials…. And of course compost!
Introduction to Permaculture – the ethics, principles, design tools and processes, and key concepts which will support you to ‘permaculture’ your site or project and design your way to ecological abundance.

The course costs £100 for 2 days which includes an abundance of hot drinks and snacks and a hot lunch on both days, using fresh ingredients from the garden.

Also included are course notes, and camping/parking space for anyone who wishes to stay over. (There are also other accommodation options – Birch Cottage and our Off Grid Horse Box)

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
028 40650273
79 Lackan Road, Ballyroney. County Down. BT32 5HR
Contact name: 
Steven Golemboski-Byrne
Dates and times
21 September 2019 to 22 September 2019
Steven Golemboski-Byrne Claire Templar
Venue information

Lackan Cottage Farm is a six acre off grid permaculture smallholding in Co.Down. It is Northern Ireland's only LAND centre. Powered entirely by solar and wind, Lackan has a large vegetable garden, polytunnels, orchard and forest garden areas. We also operate an off grid self catering business from a renovated cottage, powered and heated entirely using renewable energy, and a tiny house truck, which is also off grid. We run many courses throughout the year.