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  • Richard Morris
    Please email Tess if you re interested in going tess@quintessence.sagehost.co.uk *South West Permaculture Convergence
    Message 1 of 1 , May 30, 2004
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      Please email Tess if you're interested in going
      tess@... <mailto:tess@...>

      *South West Permaculture Convergence - let us know if you are coming so
      we have an idea of numbers......see end of email*

      Saturday 26th June at L.E.E.P - Langford Environmental Education Project
      10am till 4pm

      You are invited to join other people who are interested and involved
      with permaculture on Saturday 26th June at LEEP. It is an opportunity
      to see a permacuture project and to join workshops or share your skills
      or project news.

      *One of the aims of this convergence .........*
      We used to meet up 2 or 3 times a year and the last one was at Bristol,
      but somehow 2003 none were organised, so one of the aims of this
      convergence is to get the ball rolling again and to organise the next 2
      or 3 in different areas of the south west in the next year or so.......
      projects/ individuals/groups interested in hosting a convergence can
      contact me (Tess 01752 892676) if they will not be able to come to this
      one, but would like to host a convergence in their area.

      10am - 5pm Saturday plus volunteer work day on the Sunday for those
      interested. Camping available in field next to the LEEP site.

      Some Food will be available from the LEEP but do bring food to share

      If you can't come, please let us know what is happening in your
      area.....and what you are doing!

      *For information about camping and the site. - phone Jane 01392 851361*

      Please email back to me - Tess - if you are coming as I am co-ordinating
      this convergence and will be hosting the event.

      Please let other people know about this event!!! See you there




      Directions To L.E.E.P. (O.S. ref. 898 977)


      L.E.E.P. is located 3 miles north-west of Exeter City Centre.
      The A377 Exeter to Crediton road passes Langford Road. Access to
      L.E.E.P. is via Langford Road.

      By Foot

      * From Exeter follow A377 Crediton road- directions as for
      car.


      By Bike

      * No cycle path to LEEP...yet - directions as for car.


      Hitching

      * From M5 North, A30 West, A38 South make your way through city
      centre towards A377 Crediton. You can hitch from Cowley Bridge
      roundabout to Langford Road - then directions as for car.

      Public Transport etc.

      * From Exeter get Stagecoach bus number 50 from bus station
      (half-hourly). Ask for Langford Road bus stop. Then walk.

      * From St. David's Train Station get bus to bus station (frequent).
      Then as above.

      By Car, etc.

      ยท From Exeter follow signs for Crediton A377. Look out for small
      roundabout (Cowley Bridge) where road splits Crediton/Tiverton. Take
      A377 Crediton over bridges and follow road for approx. one mile. Turn
      right on to Langford Road (signposted Langford). Follow road for approx.
      half a mile through Langford then look for LEEP car park on left through
      gateway. Drive in, park, walk along footpath to LEEP site (signposted).

      If you have to come by private motorised transport please let LEEP know,
      as there is restricted parking, and there may be other people who could
      share the journey with you.

      By Air:

      Exeter has an airport, but this mode of transport would require some
      serious tree planting to offset your carbon emission contribution during
      the flight!



      The Land at L.E.E.P:

      Langford Environmental Education Project is based on a one-hectare
      field, which is part of a nine-acre organic smallholding. It was
      established in 1999 by three local families to provide safe outdoor
      space for children and special needs groups, and as a venue for training
      and courses.

      The field gently slopes and faces west, is bordered on two sides by
      Jackmoor Brook, has a small woodland of oak, willow, alder, hazel and
      other trees, a large wildlife pond, a smaller pond with a dipping
      platform, a willow coppice, and lots of newly planted trees. The soil is
      a heavy red clay and part of the site is flooded and very boggy in winter.

      LEEP is regularly used by local children's groups, adult education
      groups and for green woodworking. Volunteers meet regularly to develop
      the site. The wooden shelter is used as an indoor teaching space and for
      socialising at other times.

      LEEP is a member of the Permaculture Association Network Project
      Network, and will be celebrating its Official Opening on Sunday 15^th
      August 2004 with music, storytelling, childrens activities, etc.


      ACCESS - //L.E.E.P. is on a gentle slope and there is a rough public
      footpath & gates to the site, it therefore might not be suitable for
      those with serious physical challenges. While we promise to make every
      effort to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend, our financial and
      physical limitations mean that we would need to negotiate on an
      individual basis as to how we can best serve those with additional
      needs. People in need of assistance are welcome to bring an aide to help
      them with the course. Assistants will only be asked to cover their food
      costs.



      /The Environment:/

      L.E.E.P. is on a west-facing slope of the Creedy valley between Exeter
      and Crediton; close to the village of Newton St. Cyres. It occupies a
      one hectare field with ponds, willow coppice and small woodland, and is
      adjacent to a brook and a public footpath. There are many lovely walks
      in the surrounding area.




      See www.permaculture.org.uk/pcasite/groups/leep
      <http://www.permaculture.org.uk/pcasite/groups/leep>



      South West Convergence NB no dogs are allowed
      on site

      26th June 2003

      No of People coming to Convergence
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      We are coming by train Bus Car Walking Hitching

      Special
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      Camping...................................Friday
      night..................................Saturday
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      We would like to hold a workshop
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      We would like to present our project
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