... on the permaculture course ::sniff::
Another wonderful day of friendship and learning about stuff. We spent the morning on design, had a fantastic slide and talk this afternoon on Mike's many amazing projects in the tropics. Brilliant and inspirational, and full of anecdotes about the fabulous characters he's met and been involved with in all the many years he's been doing this stuff. I loved every second of that.
Earlier, we were discussing our chosen projects with each other in a class situation - and what a groove that
was. It's been one of the best things about the course, for me - that such a disparate group of souls - male and female in pretty equal numbers, raging from eighteen to fifty two, with backgrounds/jobs including a rights-officer from Hackney, a park ranger, a former chicken farmer turned organic gardener, an IT consultant who's giving it all up to do a masters degree at the Centre for Alternative Technology and a maker and seller of crafts, wands and raw food; mostly we're from London, but also Bristol, Lincoln, New York and Gdansk - and we've all got on so unbelievably well! As Judith (the maker of wands, etc) said today - you can so feel the love on this course
; we're not only learning from our tutors but from each other as well and if that all sounds terribly hippie-trippy and a little gag-inducing, well, I can't apologise - it's all true and I'll be bloody sorry to leave tomorrow.
The weather promises to be hot and dry, so after the final lecture tomorrow, we're having a picnic - everyone's bringing something we can all share. I caught the minibus to the mini Tesco in Oakwood for the last time tonight, to get some houmous, veggies and crisps. After the picnic, we say our goodbyes and I get on the tube to London for a train to Three Bridges, where I'll be spending the weekend withsuemc
, amongst others, then home to Withnell on Sunday. Looking forward to getting home and seeing Mark again, but, gosh golly, I shall miss this place and these people.