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From: peter white
To: JO at viva ; HELEN LEAR ; HDRA ; BURNETT G ; glebelands@... ;
Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 1:03 PM
Subject: VON COURSE
Attached are fuller details of the forthcoming weekend course mentioned in
the latest issue of Growing Green, it would be very helpful if you could
bring this to the attention of anyone who may be interested.
Very best wishes
THE VEGAN-ORGANIC NETWORK
20th and 21st July
Venue - Bethel Church (United Reform)- Westhoughton, Bolton.
A chance to learn the latest practical vegan-organic horticultural skills in
a friendly, informal, hands-on setting. The course will be based at local
community allotments and we've hired the church hall for indoor sessions.
Come for either day or both; cost including lunch is £15 per day or £25 for
both. All are welcome. A deposit of £5 per day will secure your place. To
book and for more info contact Jenny Hall,20 Hawthorn Ave, Orrell, Wigan,
WN5 8NQ. Phone 07855 392 037 email jennymosscentre@...
10.00 Welcome and introductions
Information participants would like to gain from course
10.30 Community gardening and sustainability
Dave Fearnley from Westhoughton Home Grown (WHG) introduces you to Hall Lee
Bank community garden and woodlands
1.00 Vegan-Organics - what's it all about ?
Jenny Hall introduces the ideas of feeding populations, closed systems,
resource use, maintaining soil fertility, composting and green manures
2.45 Tea break
3.00 Make your way to Central Drive for the Herb spiral guided tour
Kath Baron (WHG) short talk about the use of herbs
3.30 Practical composting - Joe Wolf
10.00 Wildlife and forest gardening
Nick Fox takes you on a practical walk
1.00 Designing a crop rotation
Jenny Hall introduces the Tolhurst rotation, designing a rotation
incorporating green manures, vegetable families
2.30 Tea break
2.45 Keeping an allotment
Peter Neiderlag and Peter White discuss their successful allotments and give
practical advice relating to participants own circumstances