26. January 2019 - 10:30
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Practical Sustainability | Hockerton Housing Project | Saturday, 26. January 2019

This is a rare opportunity to spend 2 days at a sustainable co-housing community and learn about alternative futures.  You will learn about the practical, theoretical and organisational skills that support sustainable communities. Attendees will also learn about the design principles of permaculture and see their practical application at our inspirational venue.
Hockerton Housing Project has been pioneering sustainability for over 20 years. With self sufficient water and electricity and solar passive heating the houses have no radiators yet stay warm all winter from stored solar energy.
£80            Price per person
From £10   Subsidised price for low income participants listed, including students. Please check the ticket description as evidence is required. 
Course Content
The weekend will include a tour of Hockerton Housing Project as well as workshops on aspects of:

        Permaculture Design
        Woodland management
        Natural building techniques
        Co-operation, co-ops and Effective group process
        Eco cooking solutions that you can do at home.
        Upcycled crafts

The course is taught by Luke and Joy Justice. Both live in a housing coop in Leeds and have been active members of student coop groups and environmental groups. They have been teaching together for over 5 years. Luke grew up at Hockerton Housing Project and is an urban farmer and community development worker. Joy is a mediator, facilitator and researcher, and currently full-time carer of their baby Sam.
Timetable
Start time: 10.30am onwards Saturday 26th January 2019 (course content starts 11am and ends after dinner at 7.30pm)
Depart time: 4:00pm Sunday 27th January (course content starts after breakfast at 10am and ends at 4.30pm)
Tutors: Luke and Joy Justice.
Food
Included in the price are vegetarian meals, also included snacks in the rest breaks. (Meals; Saturday lunch and evening meal, Sunday breakfast and lunch.)
Please email permaculture@ let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
Getting here
The 100 bus comes from Nottingham to Southwell every half an hour and then we are about 1.5 miles walk (half an hour) or cycle north of Southwell. We can help a bit here! You would need to catch the 100 bus at 09.40 from King Street, stop K1 to arrive in Southwell at about 10:25 (Co-op supermarket stop.) We can offer a shuttle to Hockerton from Southwell on Saturday morning. Sunday bus times are different. Leave Nottingham at 09:05 to arrive Southwell Coop supermarket at about 9:55. Shuttles can also be arranged for return journeys.
Please email permaculture@ you would like to book a place on the Shuttle.
Alternatively, Taxis can be booked. One option is Broadsword (Southwell based taxi) Tel: 01636 812313 or more can be found here. The best train station is Newark North Gate but is 7 miles away. Taxis can be found in the station forecourt but are cheaper if booked. It is also possible to get the train to Fiskerton which is 4 miles away, along safer cycling roads, but trains are less frequent, and you will need to book a taxi if required.
If traveling by car, please park at the top of the site where the parking sign is. If you are driving and are happy to offer lifts, please let us know.
Accommodation
Bed and breakfast hosts are available in nearby Southwell and can be found on the visit Southwell site
Basic “wild” camping is available on site and by request. Either bring your own tent or use our 4 season camping tent  (Example  Innovative insulated tent accommodation) bookable on a first come first served basis. Both options available for an extra charge of £5 per person per night, bookable alongside your course ticket.
Indoor accommodation – There are limited places on offer in one of the house conservatories if indoor sleeping is an access requirement. Please email permaculture@ you would like to request this.
Note
Hockerton Housing Project is home to 5 families who will be resident on the weekend of the course. We ask you to respect their privacy while you stay. Accordingly, there will be some areas of the site we will ask you not to go in. These will be detailed at the time. The site is a working farm with animals, so we ask you not to bring dogs to the site unless by prior arrangement, typically this is only granted for guide dogs.
If you have any questions, please do contact us. We hope you enjoy the course!
Cancellation policy
This policy is designed to cover the administrative costs HHP incurs in booking and arranging tours and the loss of income for our course leaders. HHP is a self-funded organisation which relies upon the income it generates to continue to provide services in relation to sustainable living and education. 
 
Cancellation by you 
Booking fees will only be refunded if written confirmation is received at least 7 working days prior to the event; substitute delegates are however welcome at shorter notice. For group bookings that do not take place, a nominal charge of £100 will be made to cover any costs incurred by HHP unless at least 7 working days notice has been given. If a group attends but with smaller numbers than booked, the booked numbers must be paid for unless written notice is received at least 7 working days prior to the event. 
 
Cancellation by us 
HHP reserves the right to vary the programme or cancel any event in case of insufficient bookings or circumstances beyond our control. We will endeavour to give 7 working days notice, and all fees paid will be fully refundable. Transfer to an alternative date will also be offered if available.