Friday

Arrival train: Paris Montparnasse 18:06 – 19h55 La Ferté Bernard
20:30 Dinner, introductions, outline of weekend
22:00 Permaculture 1 (principles of permaculture)

Saturday

06:45 Wake‐up gong
07:00 Meditation 1 (starting with an explanation of the style of meditation)
08:00 Breakfast preparation (Team 1 + Blanche)
08:15 Breakfast
09:30 Tour of the farm
10:30 Plant variety exercise and soil demonstration
11:00 Permaculture 2 (depending on the season it could be: how to create a lasagne composter, how to build a “Hugelkultur” raised bed, the importance of mulching, how to construct a mini‐greenhouse, how to build an insect hotel, natural beekeeping, etc.)
12:00 Lunch preparation (Team 2 + Blanche)
12:00 Foraging walk
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Permaculture 3 (groups to try out all the practical permaculture demonstrated in the morning session)
17:00 Afternoon tea
18:00 Meditation 2
19:00 Preparation of dinner (Team 3 + Alexis + Blanche)
20:00 Dinner
21:30 Permaculture 4 (film & discussion)

Sunday

06:45 Wake up gong
07:00 Meditation 3 (plus sharing of experiences afterwards)
08:00 Breakfast preparation (Team 4 + Blanche)
08:15 Breakfast
09:30 Permaculture 5 — theoretical session (zones, specifics of site, external influences, resources)
10:30 Permaculture 6 (observation exercise, work in the garden)
12:00 Lunch preparation (Team 5 + Blanche)
12:30 Foraging for lunch (optional)
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Permaculture 7 (design of an aspect of the farm in groups)
16:00 Afternoon tea, presentations by groups, debrief of weekend, tips for practising urban permaculture
17:30 Departure for the station (train: La Ferté‐Bernard 18:03 – 19:55 Paris Montparnasse)

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