Courses Venue
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Courses Venue
These weekends are an opportunity
to relax and enjoy a healthy lifestyle, including solar powered electricity,
solar hot water and swimming pool,
homegrown organic food, and
beautiful country walks.
The venue is available for hosting private groups, or for holiday s/c accommodation if there is no course running. More info
You can experience 'one planet living' with energy efficiency, photovoltaic systems, nontoxic paints, building materials and insulation, natural growing systems, and culinary and medicinal herbs.


Weekend courses start at 6 pm on Friday evening, with a light supper of soup and rolls available from 6.30. There will be introductions to each other and a tour of the venue at 7.30.

Breakfast is at 8 am, with optional morning meditation at 7.30. The courses end after lunch on Sunday.

Food is vegetarian and local, seasonal, and organic as far as possible. Vegan and wheat-free diets can be accommodated, provided we have advance notice.

Accommodation is in comfortable twin or double cottage bedrooms. Early bookings will be on-site, late bookings in neighbouring cottages. There are a few single rooms - early booking advisable!
Camping is also an option and includes meals.

Weather permitting, much of the course takes place outside, and there is an optional walk after lunch on Saturday. The teaching style is informal, interactive, and includes some movement as well as discussion, so that people do not have to sit for long periods at a time.

Participants are encouraged to participate in 'work meditations' to clear away after meals; this helps facilitate getting to know others in the group.

Although the course teachers are experts in their field, the emphasis on these weekends is to present the material in an accessible way, showing the relevance to contemporary issues and lifestyles.
There is plenty of opportunity for questions and dialogue, and practical experience where possible. We try to keep a balance of quiet time and discussion time.
The courses are held in 1 acre of organic garden, with trees, flowers, herbs and vegetables in mixed beds, linked by paths and lawns.
The solar heated pool is surrounded by a rose garden.
Food is fresh, home-cooked and homegrown organic as much as possible. Many people like to chat at mealtimes, but there is opportunity for those who want to be quiet, to find a peaceful corner of the garden to take their tea or lunch. (But please bring your cups back!)
Campers use the showers in the cottages and have meals together with the residents. There are level campsites in a small wood nearby, for those wanting to be close to nature.
Accommodation is in comfortable twin or double cottage bedrooms in nearby B&Bs, or camping.
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