Many organisations will have their information and goods on display at the festival in the stalls market. They will include:
Permaculture Magazine & Permanent Publications
The team from Permaculture Magazine (Maddy, Tony, Rozie and Sally) will be there all day for you to talk to, subscribe to the magazine and buy books from. As with previous years they will also have their Bargain Bin section, which is always hugely popular and jammed packed early on, so do dive in and see what bargain delights they have for you this year! Come and speak to us about the magazine, the Sustainability Centre where we are based and we are keen to meet photographers, designers and film makers! We also love music and are happy to talk about the Formidable Vegetable Sound System … we will even have their awesome CD for sale on the day!
The Permaculture Association
The Permaculture Association is the charity in the Uk supporting access to permaculture education and research. We’re a network of members, teachers, projects, permaculture demonstration sites and hard working volunteers who have been working together for over 30 years to ensure that more communities benefit from the positive changes that permaculture can provide.
Come and join the network today! We will be on hand to answer your queries about Permaculture Association membership, The Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design, information about the LAND project; a network of permaculture demonstration sites, and opportunities to get involved with our work. Speak to us too about the International Permaculture Convergence taking place in London this September!
International Permaculture Convergence
There to enthuse people about the IPC coming to London in 60 days time.
Edulis Nursery specializes in unusual edible plants. It was originally set up to grow permaculture plants in the early 90s. The nursery has broadened its range these days and grows thousands of varieties of plants. There will be a selection of plants for sale.
Fair trade hand made hats jewellery.
Garden Organic Master Gardeners
Information and food growing advice. Master Gardeners are volunteers who work with vulnerable people, community groups and individuals in Camden and Islington to benefit health, wellbeing and happiness through growing food.
We will have seeds to sow and take away and ideas for simple ways to start growing some of your own food.
Camden Cycling Campaign
We will be offering a Dr Bike service, to check over your bike and (where possible) do minor repairs and advise on what needs to be done to make your bike completely roadworthy.
We will promote awareness of the benefits of cycling, with cycling maps and general information.
The Gaia Gallery // Biomodd London
Biomodd is a global series of art installations in which computer technology and ecology converge. Computer networks built from up-cycled computer components are provided with living internal ecosystems. In a symbiotic exchange, plants and algae live alongside electronics and use the technology’s waste heat to thrive. Sensors and robotics provide additional interaction possibilities with the organisms. The first version of the project was completed in the US in 2007, while the second version was built in the Philippines. Since then more than ten iterations manifested around the world, from New York, London to Maribor in Slovenia. Biomodd London began with an experiment on plant intelligence communication and sentience which was presented at Tedx London: City 2.0 in December 2013.
The ‘Gaia Gallery’ project looks to refit a 43 foot steel barge in such a way that it exists totally ‘off-grid.’ ‘Off-grid’ means that the boat will require no mains electrical, water or fuel input and no sewage output and will run solely off firewood and solar power generation. Traditional building methods such as cob construction, carpentry and
joinery will be married with cutting-edge technologies such as solar-pannel generation and the latest in permaculture design processes
such as rocket stove mass heating and rainwater harvesting. Through combining these different methods we are able to use predominately
natural or recycled materials in the build making this a pioneering structure – being, not only the first ‘off-grid’ exhibition boat in the U.K., but also bringing natural material building and permaculture to the attention of many Londoners for the first time.
Central London Global Justice Now
Global Justice Now is a democratic social justice organisation working as part of a global movement to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world. We mobilise people in the UK for change, and act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south.
We are campaigning in a number of areas including against TTIP and for universal access to cleaner greener energy. We are also campigning for food soverienty. Dozens of organisations around the world have joined together to call for an end to the G7’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. The New Alliance provides aid money from rich countries like the UK to help big business invest in African agriculture. Instead of supporting small-scale farmers, the scheme benefits multinational companies.
At the Permaculture Festival we will be providing information and actions on are current campaigns
Practical tips from our Urban Permaculture Garden
A garden of any size can be a paradise full of edible and wildlife friendly plants. This workshop will discuss:
Planting for bees and butterflies; sourcing sustainable materials; dealing with difficult soils; making the most of the available space – roofs, walls, window sills – and water harvesting.
But most crucially, we will show how to integrate all these elements in order to create a vibrant and productive garden. Come and find out how to get started.
London Community Neighborhood Co-operative (LCNC)
London Community Neighbourhood Co-operative’s (LCNC) vision is of a self-build urban co-operative creating a sustainable, healthy and self managed neighbourhood. LCNC aims to embed a nest of locally available resources into an existing urban London neighbourhood, including:
- A lifelong learning centre and community space
- Urban agriculture
- Community Cafe
- Multi use work space
- Local Mutual Fund
- Fair Rent Intergenerational Housing
The first phase of the project will be the development of a straw bale block of flats and community centre. Using universal design principles and low impact construction materials and components, we aim to be a model for sustainable urban living.
Paper Weaving: Using waste paper to create robust containers for filling. Maybe used as planters, storage boxes, gift wrap, sorters. (I will bring some of my paper woven tree – a story tree that explores the relationship between trees, humans and stories)
Plastic Pixel Art: Painting with plastic pixels, using coloured plastic bottle tops to create art. (An activity for the child in us all, a clean mess free approach to painting)
South London Permaculture
I will be selling cold-pressed extra/virgin sustainably-produced olive oil from our farm in Catalonia. There will also be a variety of other products for sale including cakes, vinegars, juices, plants and some literature and free advice.
Organiclea is a community food project based in the Lea Valley in north-east London. We produce and distribute food and plants locally, and inspire and support others to do the same. With a workers’ cooperative at our core, we bring people together to take action towards a more just and sustainable society.
We currently run two community stalls on Saturdays…The Market Stalls sell seasonal organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves.
They are buzzing community spaces, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
We will be bringing our stall and vibes to the Permaculture Festival 2015
OLIO – The Food Sharing Revolution
OLIO is a free app which connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses to exchange their edible surplus food. Our mission is to unlock the value of food that is wasted in the home and community – over £12.5 billion every year in the UK alone!
At the Permaculture Festival the OLIO team will be signing people up for OLIO and sharing tips on how to reduce food waste in the home. If you love food, hate waste, smile at a bargain, or care about your community and the environment, OLIO is for you.
Brighton Permaculture Trust
Information about courses, events and activities of Brighton Permaculture Trust.
Intuitive fusion massage of shoulders, neck, back and arms on a specialised chair.
The London Wildlife Trust
The London Wildlife Trust will be spreading awareness of wildlife issues in London as well as their nature reserves, projects and campaigns across the capital. They will also be engaging the public with family friendly activities and promoting membership to the organisation.
Camden Friends of the Earth
Sharing our #pesticidebuster campaign persuading the council, residents and local businesses to combine to create a pesticide free borough
Kitchen Buddy – Healthy Balance Naturopathic Medicine
Visit Nutritionist, Theresa Webb BA.Dip.NT.
Plantastic Seed Bombs
Seeds bombs, seeds and seedlings.
The aim of the shanti L.I.F.E project is to share practical information on small and medium scale organic food growing, natural land management, alternative health and well being and other sustainable, low impact living practices. A do it yourself guide to ethical living and self sufficiency.