Saltaire Festival has been postponed for two weeks and this means that my ‘Open Garden’ as part of the festival and the My Green Community event by the Permaculture Association has also been postponed. I’ll be posting details of the changed dates here in and on my social media when they are confirmed.
I’m taking part in the ‘Open Gardens & Pop-ups Trail’ event happening over the first weekend of Saltaire Festival in September 2022.
Come and visit my garden in central Saltaire, where I am using permaculture design to create a space where both people and the wildlife we are connected to, can thrive. I’m having a pop-up shop selling cards, prints and zines of some of my permaculture themed illustrations from my kitchen, (accessed through my garden), too.
I will also be doing short online tours of my garden through Instagram live over the weekend - more details about times will be shared closer to the event. You can connect with me on Instagram at @KtShepherdPermaculture
My garden and kitchen are accessible for people using wheelchairs and there are garden benches available to sit on in the garden. Children are very welcome and will need supervising by an adult visiting with them. Dogs on leads are also very welcome and there will be water, (and possible some Scooby snacks!), available for them.
More information about the ‘Open Gardens and Pop-Ups Trail’ can be found in this link. Including the map of the trail
Saturday 10th September 12-4.30pm
Sunday 11th September 12-4.30pm
My open garden and shop event is also part of the ‘My Green Community - a celebration of practical permaculture’ event being organised by Kathryn Baker at the Permaculture Association.
An online discussion through Zoom, then the creation of a zine. A project by Kt Shepherd & Kate Dickinson. This is timed to connect with the Edges of both the Festival Of Permaculture and My Green Community events from the Permaculture Association in September 2022
Take part in a permaculture project documenting and sharing about how permaculture principles can enable people affected by disability and/or chronic illness/long term health issues (CI/LTHI), to thrive.
This project is aimed at both people living with disabilities and/or CI/LTHI and/or people supporting others living with disabilities and/or CI/LTHI
We will be hosting 2 x 1 hour Zoom sessions over the weekend of 17/18th September.
The Saturday 17th September session is at 10-11am
The Sunday 18th September session is at 3-4pm
Both sessions are at BST (British Summer Time) timings
You are welcome to attend either or both sessions
We are inviting participants to share experiences they have had or ideas about, using the Holmgren Permaculture Principles in managing their disabilities and/or CI/LTHI and/or supporting someone else with disabilities and/or CI/LTHI
This link features more information about each of the 12 principles
Ways of sharing these experiences and ideas with others in the session might include -
Sharing an image (photo, doodle, illustration, mind map)
Written/typed so that Kate or Kt can share on your behalf
Participants will also be encouraged to discuss these experiences and ideas in the sessions. There is no pressure to either share or discuss in the sessions. People who want to attend the sessions and just listen in are very welcomed
The Zoom sessions will be recorded and then the content shared about experiences and ideas will be collated and used to create a zine which will be available to others as a resource. The zine will be available in both electronic and paper versions.
The zine content can be anonymous or participants can be named and attributed to their experiences and ideas - either preference is great.
In the week after the Zoom sessions you will be asked to complete a short evaluation tool so that we can learn from the experiences of participants and plan future events accordingly.
We will be sharing information about this project on social media, on Kt’s blog and via the Permaculture Association’s website events notice board
Please email Kt if you would like to take part in this project - remember it’s totally fine and very welcomed to just listen in to the ideas sharing and discussion. Also, feel free to email me with any questions you may have.
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