141Shaping The Future report and new Events at PFAF
- Apr 12, 2002Hi Folk,
Sowing the Seeds and Shaping the Future at PFAF's Education Centre
Things were looking pretty bleak for PFAF a few months ago. However the
generosity of our loanstock holders and other offers of support has
amazed us and PFAF is now on much firmer ground with an exciting year
ahead. Plus we had the funds to buy a nature friendly grasscutter for
The situation is far from ideal, we still have a large debt to repay,
we need to be running a viable business by the end of the year in order
to acquire extended planning permission, and we must train 500 people
by October to secure funding. We have a long way to go to ensure the
future security of PFAF's Education Centre but the future is brighter.
The last couple of months have been spent developing project files
'Sowing the Seeds' - for the Education Centre at Blagdon Cross - which
identify in detail many of the smaller projects which make up the whole
and preparing for the Shaping The Future event. Thanks to everyone that
contributed to making our first major event of the year a wonderful,
The Shaping the Future event, including a site tour featuring a picnic
in a wheel barrow, was a great success attracting over 45 people from
all over the country. A number of trees were donated and planted,
including; Walnut, Fig, Dogwood and Plum. A large stretch of long
fencing maintenance was carried out - just a few miles to go, we
a kitchen garden and built a rustic retreat shower facility.
We look forward to our next Shaping the Future event, 20-23 September,
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the following
A series of Wetland Ecosystem Treatment (WET System) Courses with Jay
Clara Treebough of Biologic Design will run between September 2002 and
September 2003. The first will take place the month of September 2002
on a magic hat basis. Courses will consist of designing and implementing
the whole site water management system - enabling total catchment to
provide gravity fed water supply virtually everywhere on the 84 acre
site, incorporating site appraisal, survey and levels, design process,
pond and swale creation, water catchment, filtration, and purification,
plant irrigation, a wide range of edible and other useful water plants,
plant propagation, a 4 acre lake and associated ponds.
Two weekend Woodland Gardening Courses with Stephen Nutt are planned
for 5/6th October and 26/27th October, these will revolve around
and creating the Garden of Love - a woodland garden in an acre of
woodland which is dedicated to Robert Hart.
Plus a Nutition & Living Foods course Sept 1st/2nd with Sho and Dao of
EcoForrest, Spain, covering: The Anatomy of Digestion, Bacterial
Health problems and Solutions and Sustainable lifestyle options.
We hope to see you here!
Plants for a Future: 7000 useful plants
Web: http://www.pfaf.org/ or http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/pfaf/
Snail: 1 Lerryn View, Lerryn, Lostwithiel Cornwall, PL22 0QJ
Tel: 01208 872 963 / 07813 067250
PFAF electronic mailing list http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pfaf
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