Butterfly
GREEN GATHERING PERMACULTURE AREA
4-7 August, Piercefield Park, Chepstow NP16 6BE

PROGRAMME 2022:


FAIR SHARE/ FUTURE CARE AREA

 Thursday 

2.30-3.25

Intro to Permaculture drop in – looking at the ethics and principles of permaculture and how you can implement this in your home and community

Cath Palgrave, Field Families

3.30-4.25

Gardeners' Question Time drop in – come along and pose your questions to our panel of experts

Tammi Dallaston, Field Families, and friends

Friday 

10.30-11.25

Out of the Blue – Creating  art work for how and why we should care for marine and freshwater wildlife- all ages!

Shelley Anne Law, We Swim Wild volunteer

11.30-12.25

Cultural Emergence – How to expand our positive impact in the world

Looby Macnamara, People & Permaculture

12.30 - 1.25

TBC

LUNCH

2.30 - 3.25

Mother Nature Circle: exploring the journeys of mothers and motherhood.

Emma Gorbutt, Mother Nature

3.30 - 4.25

TBC
 

4.30 - 5.25

Setting up a food co-op - How to make good food affordable in your community 

Ali Taherzadeh, Splo-down Food Co-op

 

5.30 - 6.25

Chocolate - producing an ethical, healthy chocolate (with tasting!)

Ben Popple, Mr Popple’s Chocolate

 

Saturday

10.30 - 11.25

Mother Nature Circle: exploring the journeys of mothers and motherhood.

Emma Gorbutt, Mother Nature

11.30 - 12.25

Generation Share: The Power of Positive Stories to Save the Planet

Benita Matofska, The People Who Share

12.30 - 1.25

Out of the Blue – Help create a wish tree to say why keeping the oceans and waterways pollution free is important to us. All ages!

Shelley Anne Law, We Swim Wild volunteer

 

LUNCH
 

2.30 - 3.25
Anti-Oppression Circle - Sharing Circle where we uncover our unconscious bias, addressing our power & privilege

Liba Ravindran 

3.30 - 4.25

Chocolate! Tasting, benefits of and the ethics of making chocolate.

Ben Popple, Mr Popple’s Chocolate

4.30 - 5.25

Cultural Emergence – how to expand our positive impact in the world.

Looby Macnamara, People & Permaculture

5.30 - 6.25

Talking Workshop – how is Permaculture relevant to contemporary life?

Charley, Fin and Fry - The Modern Way

 

Sunday 

10.30 - 11.25

TBC

11.30 - 12.25

Talking Workshop – how is Permaculture relevant to contemporary life?

Charlie Bentley, Fin Lillis and Fry Hopkins - The Modern Way

12.30 - 1.25

Setting up a food co-op in your community

Ali Taherzadeh, Splo-down Food Co-op 

 

LUNCH

2.30 - 3.25

Out of the Blue – Creating pledges to the oceans and earth – take home and keep them! All ages! 

Shelley Anne Law, We Swim Wild volunteer

3.30 - 4.25

Generation Share – the power of positive stories to save the planet

Benita Matofska, The People Who Share

 

4.30-5.25

tbc

 

5.30-6.25

Mother Nature Circle: exploring the journeys of mothers and motherhood.

Emma Gorbutt, Mother Nature

Community Garden
Earth Care Area

Thursday

4.30 - 6.25

Bringing Community into your Project: how to positively engage the community in your land-based project, and pitfalls to avoid! 

Deb Millar, of Wilder Woods

Friday 

10.30 -11.25

Forest Gardening – how to design, create and manage a forest garden

Chris Evans, Applewood Permaculture Centre

11.30 - 1.25

Earth as a building material- intro to green building. Transmitting building knowledge in a playful and tactile way 

Maria Sanchez, CAT student
 

LUNCH

2.30 - 3.25

Retro-fit building as a community  - an inner city project making their homes more energy efficient 

Louise and Paul Scrivens,

Retro Fit Balsall Heath 

3.30 - 4.25

Plant Health Pyramid – understand plant physiology and immunity to grow plants that are resistant to pests and diseases.

Joanna Dornan, Researcher

4.30 - 5.25

The Principles of Permaculture – how to connect yourselves, others and the community through permaculture

Eva Liebana, the Den of Wonder

5.30 - 6.25

Renting an allotment – How to get and grow an allotment

Judy Candy, allotments co-ordinator

Saturday 

10.30 - 11.25

TBC

11.30 - 12.25

Johnson-su bioreactor composting: learn how to make a superior ‘inoculant grade’ compost, that is microbially diverse and high in fungal biomass. The Johnson-su method is a low-tech, passively aerated, no turn method.

Joanna Dornan, Researcher

12.30-1.25

Hazel coppice- woodland restoration, products and business

Dave Petty, Leeds Coppice Workers

LUNCH
 

2.30 - 3.25

Earth as a building material- Intro to green building. Transmitting building knowledge in a playful and tactile way

Maria Sanchez, CAT student 

3.30-4.25

Forest Gardening-  how to design, create and manage a forest garden

Chris Evans,  Applewood Permaculture Centre

4.30 - 6.25

Climania  -come and play! A board game designed by teenagers on how to be more energy efficient 

Louise and Paul Scrivens, Retro Fit Balsall Heath 

Sunday 

10.30 - 11.25

The principles of Permaculture - how to connect yourselves, others and the community through permaculture

Eva Liebana, the Den of Wonder

11.30 - 12.25

TBC

12.30 - 1.25

Retro fit buildings in a community -  an inner city project making their homes more energy efficient  

Louise and Paul Scrivens, Retro Fit Balsall Heath 

LUNCH

2.30 - 3.25

The Soil Food Web - Look at how microbes work, what they do and how they are essential to plant and animal health. Learn how to promote a healthy soil food web to improve plant health, improve yields, and plant nutrient density.

Joanna Dornan, Researcher

3.30 - 4.25

Keeping bees naturally – how to create a hive and let it thrive!

Judy Candy, allotments co-ordinator

4.30 - 5.25

tbc

5.30 - 6.25

Forest Gardening-  how to design, create and manage a forest garden

Chris Evans, Applewood Permaculture Centre

Tree Hugger

People Care: In the woods

Friday Only!

Creating Physical, Mental & Spiritual balance using Permaculture

Rakesh, Roots n Permaculture 

Saturday & Sunday

2pm

Storytelling & Resistance:
Explore story-telling and poetic techniques to understand how protest and resistance has been framed over time. Learn traditional resistance stories and understand how language enables us to challenge the demonisation of resistance

Every day

The Making Space:

Beastie Box Making – Don Lane – 10.30-1.30 Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Come along and make a bug hotel, all materials and tools provided. 

 

The Creative Space

Drop in workshops throughout the festival – see the woods board for details

 

Storytelling with Jem Hughes– Interactive storytelling workshop with examples and then learn to write your own stories

 

Grow Your Own Poem with Toria Garbutt- come and try your hand at writing poems with an excellent poet to guide you

 

Eco Theatre – Action. Movement. Peace. Come along and stretch your acting muscles with drop in theatre workshops. 

 

The Musical Space 

Musical Permaculture  with Shanti Macnamara  

Daily between 12- 4

Instruments, looping pedals etc. provided.  Expect song writing, performing in small groups, collaborative art and a chance to perform at the open mic space! 

 

The Moving Space

Find Yoga, Qi Gong, Meditation and Forest Bathing here, or use the space for your own movement practice

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Other Spaces:
 

The Free Shop

Take what you need, leave what you don't

 

Information point
Programme updates, Permaculture Association membership, a friendly chat

The Permie Shop

Items that crew have made to sell

Breastfeeding Yurt

Sit and quietly spend time with your little one

Children's play space

Somewhere to play with your kids if they are getting bored (NB This is not a creche!)

The Dark Space

A dark space for helping with overwhelm, or for moontime/ menstruation relaxation

 

Rags to Riches

Learn how to weave, play with textiles in a gorgeous retro caravan awning

We can't wait to meet you! x