Here is a little update about events I am participating in over the next few weeks
Local Creative Fairs
I’m so pleased to be participating in the above creative events this month, all of which are within a ten minute walk from my house. I’ll be selling my cards, prints and zines along with permaculture books and other resources by Graham Burnett, Pippa Chapman, Twigs Magazine and (free copies!) of Permaculture Magazine. As always I’ll also be happy to chat about most things permaculture related!
Thriving With Principles (Online Project) - An Update
Thriving With Principles is a design that Diploma apprentice, Kate Dickinson and I are collaborating on. Its a design about sharing and celebrating the voices, knowledge and experiences of permaculture designers using permaculture theory and practice to thrive while living with disabilities from chronic illness. We are at the stage of evaluating the first part of the design and are getting excited about where this will lead in the months ahead.
Check out Kate’s Instagram space for more of their creativity and wisdom
Tote Bags From Teemill
I’m really excited to be launching a range of ethically produced tote bags featuring some of my most popular illustrations as designs. Check out my Teemill site for more details
Winter Solstice Full Moon Cards & Prints
Check out my new Winter Solstice Full Moon cards and prints available in my shop now.
Just added to my online shop - cards and A4 prints of some of my recent illustrations.
Plus my very first publicly available zine!
As I continue to slowly recover from the long term impact that Lyme disease has had on my body, so the number of permaculture educator events I am able to be involved with are increasing.
This makes me very happy!
Here is a little round up of past, present and future happenings in my little corner of Earth.
Last month I took part in the Saltaire Festival Open Gardens & Pop-Ups event for the first time. I loved the preparation for it and the weekend itself. It pushed me into trying out some new creative ideas in my garden which have worked out really well. I also won the ‘highly commended’ (runner up) prize, which I was SO pleased, (and surprised!), about.
My open garden was also part of the Permaculture Association’s My Green Community event which saw permaculture projects opening their doors/gates to visitors throughout the UK
A new project, ‘Thriving With Principles’, I am working on with one of my Diploma apprentices, Kate Dickinson also started last month. Thriving With Principles (TWP), is 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. Its a series of online discussions through Zoom, then the creation of a zine.
The first two Zoom sessions far exceeded our expectations of how much discussion would emerge from all of the wonderful people attending, so we have organised a further three Zoom sessions to take place this month, before Kate starts on their zine design.
Click here for further information about TWP - you are very welcome to join in with the October Zoom sessions
Earlier this month I facilitated my first ‘in person’ permaculture workshop since I became poorly six years ago. The hour long ‘brief introduction to permaculture’ was part of the bigger Sustainable Saturday event hosted by my local community centre, the Kirkgate Centre. I really enjoyed being back chatting about how permaculture can be applied to so many of our everyday life and work experiences. There was a lot of enthusiasm from the people attending for further workshops, and this is something I am going to be exploring for next year.
Next month I’m very much looking forward to two creative events less than five minutes shuffle from my home!
I’m going to be selling my prints, cards and zines and hosting a permaculture resource space at ‘Prints & Plants’, at the amazing Salts Works & People Powered Press on Sunday 13th November.
I will also be having a stall at the Peace & Craft Fair hosted by the Yorkshire Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament at the Victoria Hall here in Saltaire on Saturday November 26th.
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.
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