Self-Sufficiency - The Essentials - 23rd February 2020 10-4pm
Do you hanker after a simpler, greener, less stressful lifestyle? Join this introductory workshop and discover if living a self-sufficient lifestyle is for you. Get answers to how you go about achieving your dreams, what are the pros and cons of self-sufficiency, what skills do you need, how will you earn a living and much more. Benefit from the 15 years of self-sufficient living of your tutor and how she with her husband built an off-grid mountain retreat in Spain. Discover what works and what doesn’t, based on years of experience.
The workshop is classroom based at Berrycroft Hub and is packed with information and some fun exercises that will excite and challenge your knowledge and perceptions about self-sufficiency living. It doesn’t have to be all about mud and hairshirts! There are only 10 places on each course so you’ll have lots of attention and support. Course Notes will be provided and there will be kits and ingredients available to take away, to make your own natural products at home or to give as gifts to friends and family.
Your tutor Sue Rodgers with her husband Pete have spent the last 15 years living and working in the Sierra Nevada , southern Spain. Sue and Pete have built their own off-grid mountain retreat from scratch with very little outside help. Their energy is solar, their water is the snow melt from the Sierra Nevada and their waste is treated through a series of reed beds. They built a successful organic market garden supplying organic salads and herbs to local restaurants, yoga retreats and hotels and ran a series of self-sufficiency, organic and herbal courses. Sue is now studying for a PhD in Environmental Sciences in the UK and loves to share her knowledge and experience of the self-sufficient lifestyle with others.
Accommodation is not included but if required it is available within the local area, some suggestions can be found on our 'local accommodation' page - please arrange this yourself.. Refreshments are provided on the day but not lunches.
Toilet and classroom all easily accessible from the car park *Please bring a packed lunch*. Attendees must be over 16.
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