Friday

Arrival trains
Paris Montparnasse 18:06–19:55 La Ferté-Bernard or Le Mans 19:40–20:02 La Ferté-Bernard

20:30
Vegan Cooking 1: kombucha, sour dough bread, sprouting seeds, chia seed pudding

21:00
Dinner, presentation of The Big Raise project, outline of weekend

22:30
Washing up (Group 1)


Saturday

07:45
Preparation (& clearing up) of breakfast (Group 2)

08:00
Breakfast

09:30
Tour of the farm

10:30
Permaculture 1 – theoretical session (principles of permaculture)

11:30
Vegan Cooking 2 – practical session (foraging for wild edible plants ; what constitutes a healthy vegan diet; preparation of lunch)

13:00
Lunch: spaghetti al pesto & wild salad; crumble

14:00
Washing up (Group 3)

14:30—17h30
Permaculture 2 – practical session (workshops outside)

18:30
Vegan Cooking 3: vegetable protein; dietary deficiencies e.g. B12; preparation of dinner

20:00
Dinner: “rillettes”; “shepherd’s pie” & wild salad; peaches in syrup

21:30
Washing up (Group 1)

22:00
Permaculture 3 – film & discussion


Sunday

07:45
Preparation (& clearing up) of breakfast (Group 2)

08:00
Breakfast

09:30
Permaculture 4: observation of nature exercise

10:30
Permaculture 5: theoretical session (zones, specifics of site, external influences, natural resources, your projects)

11:30
Vegan Cooking 4: foraging; lunch preparation

13:00
Lunch (washing up – Team 4 + Blanche)

14:00
Washing up (Team 4)

14:30
Permaculture 6: practical session (workshops outside)

16:30
Debrief of weekend; questionnaires

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

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