Friday 26 March 2021

Forest Garden Course

Do you want a nature friendly food growing patch or boarder in your garden? Forest Gardening principles can be applied to any site, & Robert Hart the UK originator once lived in Crouch End!!Starting April.  course fees depend on income, find out more here:

Sunday 9 February 2020

Permaculture Design Course,
Finsbury Park, fortnightly starting March 2020


Design 4 ACTION – London’s Permaculture Design Course offers positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us! Running in Spring 2020 at Furtherfield Commons in Finsbury Park, this course is about regenerative learning, enabling individuals, organisations and communities to come together over six weekends to create empowering solutions to the real world challenges we are all facing in these times of change. Adapted from the Permaculture Association (Britain)’s PDC core curriculum, this is a person-centred, fun, lively and inclusive course, exploring and utilising concepts such as Systems Thinking, Holistic Design, Community Empowerment, ‘Whole Person’ Health, Skill Sharing, Critical Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, Right Livelihoods and much more.
The format is participatory and dynamic using diverse visual, audio and kinesthetic learning methods such as individual and group work, games, problem solving, discussion, observation, field trips, practical activities, lectures and slideshows. This course is hosted and organised in partnership with Furtherfield. This is a unique opportunity to learn about Permaculture with  instructor Graham Burnett, author of The Vegan Book of Permaculture and experienced Permaculture Designer.
Location: Furtherfield Commons, Finsbury Gate, Finsbury Park, London N4 2DE
Led By: The course will be taught by Graham Burnett (Dip. Perm Des) and some great guest teachers.
Dates: March 2020 – May 2020, 6 weekends (total 12 days)
Sat 7 – Sun 8 March 2020
Sat 21 – 22 March 2020
Sat 4 – Sun 5 April 2020
Sat 18 – Sun 19 April 2020
Sat 2 – Sun 3 May 2020
Sat 16 – Sun 17 May 2020
Times: 10am – 4.30pm
Cost: Full cost £590 for 12 days. Note that we are able to offer a strictly LIMITED number of subsidised/bursary places for people on lower incomes. We also offer a higher rate payment option in order to help support a subsidised place for those less able to pay.
Concessionary places are limited so please only apply for one if you really need it. Please contact us  if you wish to apply for a subsidised/bursary place. We would also ask you to read our article ‘Can’t Afford A Course?’ for other creative ideas for raising your fees such as crowdfunding, available grants, etc before applying for a subsidised place.
NB. Your place on the course will be reserved upon receipt of a £95 deposit and secured upon receipt of full payment. Please contact us  if you wish to apply for a subsidised/bursary place. If you have further queries relating to the course, please check our Frequently Asked Questions to see if they are answered there, if they are not then contact us and we will get back to you.
What folk have said about previous courses by Spiralseed
“I can totally recommend this. I’ve done 2 courses under Graham’s tutelage and have thoroughly enjoyed each one. The second changed my life (for the better) and gave me the courage to ditch a a job that was wearing me down, in favour of self-employment that has left me happier than ever before as an adult. The Introduction to Permaculture course I did opened my eyes and broadened my outlook. Worth it for that alone, but when you add in a weekend of fun with like-minded people – priceless!”
“Graham’s teaching style is open, non-ego, relaxed, positive and BRILLIANT – A natural educator, thank you!”
“If anyone is considering this course I would really recommend it”
“The course was terrific and was paced in such a way as to ensure maximum benefit”
“A wonderful weekend”
“I’ve done a lot of training courses and Graham is by far one of the best trainers I’ve had”
“I believe that we all left richer for the experience and, speaking for myself, happier and more hopeful. I am now just looking for an excuse to return, because the whole experience was just too good to have only once”
Can’t afford the course fees? Have a look at some ideas here or fundraise for your tuition with We The Trees!

Saturday 7 December 2019

'Green on the Screen Winter 2019' End of Year Films & Social 18th December at Hornsey Vale Community Centre N8

2019 has been a pivotal year. As it closes both the  scientific community and the United Nations are crystal clear radical changes need to start now,  45% cuts to emissions within 10 years. The most rapid transformation of our society since WW2 is needed regardless of who wins the election. Our evening has 2 local people showing  films they have made. Both  reflect the urgency of where we are at and responses to this in very different ways. 

Sunday 8th December 'Hornsey Vale Christmas Makers Market' 3-6pm

Sunday 16 June 2019

Cheryl McGee is hosting a scything workshop here at Willowbank Farm, which will be run by Claire White, an experienced scything trainer. So if you fancy learning the art of scything or just feel like getting away from it all, while learning something new, camping, outdoor cooking and meeting new people, then this is for you.

Essex Scythe Weekend
6th & 7th July 2019
Willow Bank Farm
Magdalen Laver, Essex CM5 0EE
Come Camping and learn to Scythe with ease, 
focused on the Austrian Scythe 
on Saturday (main course) 7th July till, and/or brush up your technique, and sharpening (peening) on Sunday 7th (all scythes welcome)
With Claire White (trained & experienced scythe instructor)
More Details & Booking / Course and Camping

Thursday 14 March 2019

Extinction Rebellion

Come and support Extinction Rebellion in Crouch End and find out how to get involved

Street Party

Sunday 24 March 12-4pm Crouch End Broadway
To raise awareness of the climate and ecological crisis and what we can do about it.

Come to a local talk to find out more...

Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It

Sunday 17 March 4-6pm, Hornsey Vale Community Centre, Mayfield Road N8

Tuesday 26 March, Union Church, Weston Park, Crouch End

Thursday 11 April, Quaker Friends Meeting House, Church Crescent, Muswell Hill