DIY Living – weekend sustainability workshop 11-12 July

A 2 Day Sustainability Skills Workshop, including how to apply Permaculture design to live well on a small piece of land and little money.

Steve Golemboski Byrne from Lackan Cottage Farm, is hosting a two-day weekend workshop to learn and experience first-hand how the principles of Permaculture design can support the development of a low-impact land-based project.

The fully immersive weekend will include:

  • Exploring the setup of a project, including essential knowledge and resilience for our 4 most basic needs: water, shelter, power and food.
  • The practical side of how things work, and the essential art and skill of developing a project on a small budget by using the resources around us, improvising and *diy*ing.
  • Topics covered will include rainwater harvesting and waste water management, introduction to natural building and earth plastering, introduction to sustainable energy production, and perennial food systems and no-dig gardening and feature the creative upcycling and recycling of materials…. And of course compost!
  • Introduction to Permaculture – the ethics, principles, design tools and processes, and key concepts which will support you to ‘permaculture’ your site or project and design your way to ecological abundance.

The venue:
Lackan Cottage Farm – which has been Steve and his family’s off grid Permaculture Smallholding in Co.Down  since 2012 where making use of easily available low cost materials to meet their needs is at the heart of how they live.
The cost of the weekend at Lackan Cottage Farm is £100, including a hearty lunch both days and camping onsite. Upgrades to accommodation include a restored off grid cottage or converted horsebox.


11 Jul 2020 - 12 Jul 2020


9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Lackan Cottage Farm
79 Lackan Rd, Ballyroney, Banbridge BT32 5HR, UK


Steven Golemboski-Byrne

Other Organizers

Claire Templar
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