Fordhall will hold its first official educational course this August. A Permaculture Design course will run from the 12th - 26th August based at Fordhall Farm.
Permaculture is all about working in balance, and utilising everything evident in nature to its best advantage - and sustainably; it is based on experience and research. The Foggage System still used at Fordhall and developed by the later Arthur Hollins, is a Permaculture system. It relies on a huge diversity of grass and herb species to keep the pastures productive throughout the year and to allow Fordhalls livestock to remain outdoors throughout the winter months, thus limiting inputs and making the most available naturally.
This course is for the gardener, the farmer, the horticulturist, or simply the lay person interested in sustainability.
The course costs are in the region of £450 but these are still to be confirmed. This cost covers full meals and camping accommodation at Fordhall for the two weeks, your tutoring by Permaculture teachers and trips out.
These courses are fantastic and you will even get the opportunity to practice your own Permaculture design at Fordhall. If you are interested in attending this course please email the farm on firstname.lastname@example.org. expressing your interest. These courses get booked up pretty fast so dont miss out.
More information is available on the Permaculture Website