Brighton Permaculture Trust is running courses FREE of charge for people who are not in work; especially residents of Hollingdean. The courses are for anyone who lives in Brighton & Hove is over 19 and is currently not in work; whether you are retired, a full-time parent or actively looking for work. You can only sign up to one course. For more information, contact brightonpermaculture.org.uk or 07746 185 927
Course 1: Orchard design, planting & pruning
6-week course runs every Wednesday from 14 Jan – 18 Feb 2015 9.30am – 2.00pm
St Richards community centre, Hollingdean, BN1 7BU
On this course, you will learn the basics of how to design an orchard, plant fruit trees and plant woodland trees. You will learn how to look after and prune young trees. You will also visit a mature orchard at Stanmer Park and learn how to make apple juice. This course will be led by Stephan Gehrels with guest sessions by a number of specialists.
Course 2: Fruit harvesting, juicing & cookery
6-week course runs every Tuesday from 13 Jan – 17 Feb 2015 9.30am – 2.00pm
The Vale Community Centre, Craven Vale, 17A Hadlow Close, Brighton, BN2 0FH
On this course, you will learn how to care for a maturing orchard and harvest the fruit. You will learn how to store, juice and utilise the fruit. You will learn how to cook savoury and sweet dishes with fruits, as well as making preserves. You will also plant a young fruit tree and visit a mature orchard at Stanmer Park. This course will be led by Bryn Thomas with guest sessions by a number of specialists.