Friday

Arrival trains:
Paris Montparnasse 18:06–19h55 La Ferté Bernard or Le Mans 19:40–20:02 La Ferté Bernard

20:30
Dinner, introductions, outline of weekend

22:00
Washing up (Team 1)


Saturday

07:45
Wake-up gong

08:00
Meditation 1 (starting with an explanation of the style of meditation)

09:00
Preparation (& clearing up) of breakfast (Team 2)

09:15
Breakfast

10:30
Tour of the farm

11:15
Permaculture 1—theoretical session (Principles of Permaculture)

12:00
Foraging walk to collect wild edible plants for lunch

12:00
Lunch preparation (Team 3)

13:00
Lunch (Team 3 on washing up)

14:00
Washing up & tidying kitchen (Team 3)

14:30–17:30
Permaculture 2—practical session (workshops outside)

18:00
Meditation 2

19:00
Preparation of dinner (Team 1)

20:00
Dinner (Team 2 on washing up)

21:30
Washing up & tidying kitchen (Team 2)

22:00
Permaculture 3—film & discussion


Sunday

07:45
Wake up gong

08:00
Meditation 3 (plus sharing of experiences afterwards)

09:00
Preparation (& clearing up) of breakfast (Team 3)

09:15
Breakfast

10:30
Permaculture 4—observation exercise

11:15
Permaculture 5—theoretical session (zones, specifics of site, external influences, natural resources, your projects)

12:00
Lunch preparation (Team 1)

12:00
Foraging walk to collect wild edible plants for lunch

13:00
Lunch

14:00
Washing up & tidying kitchen (Team 2)

14:30
Permaculture 6—practical session (design of an aspect of the farm in groups)

16:00
Presentations by groups, debrief of weekend, questionnaires

17:30
Departure for the station (train: La Ferté-Bernard 18:03–19:55 Paris Montparnasse or La Ferté Bernard 18:13–18:48 Le Mans)

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