Dan Thomas

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall
About my talks...

My talks ares a power point presentations and I supply all of the equipment including a stand and screen where necessary. I will travel anywhere in UK. I am an acknowledge and authorised speaker for Cornwall Womens Institue and am also used to giving talks at all types of venues and for all types of events including after-dinner engagements, charity evenings, National Trust, Rotary, PROBUS, TWG, WI, U3A etc. Usually my talks last between 45 and 50 minutes though I am very happy to expand them (without extra fee) when asked to do so. All of my equipment is PAT compliant.

Fee:

My fee is £60 plus travelling expenses when appropriate – please contact me to discuss and arrange a booking

I travel throughout the Uk subject to travel expenses

My Contact Details:
Phone:

01326 341258

From Brambles to Blackcurrants

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My talk is about the journey from plant table outside our little terraced house in Gweek to buying an overgrown and derelict nursery, its transformation into a beautiful demonstration organic garden that is open to the public (see below for more details of opening times). This talk was welcomed with such a great deal of enthusiasm that I was persuaded to prepare another talk …. details below.

How I Permacultured my Garden, My House and Myself!

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After the success of my first talk From Brambles to Blackcurrants I was asked to create another talk moving on from the early days of our potager venture. Although it touches on potager, it is the story of my home life, starting with being made redundant from Trebah Garden in Feb 2009, to studying Permaculture Design which is a set of design principles based on nature, of which some say there are over 300. I talk through some of the basic principles and key elements using my own photographs of the design taking shape. I touch also, on the history of Permaculture, Peak Oil and the Transition movement and forest gardening. I engage with my audience throughout the talk, encouraging them to start thinking in a Permaculture way. The talk embraces how we added an extension to our barn in Port Navas, upwards and outwards and re designed the garden to grow more food. I end the talk with how I Permacultured Zone ’00’ ….. myself! All in all, this is a very personal look at a very special journey – the journey of how I put into practice what I, along with a group of 20 others, studied over 6 week-ends in West Penwith during 2009.

Visit our organic garden and the
Potager Garden
and Glasshouse Cafe

open weekends from April till October

Potager Garden
High Cross Constantine Falmouth TR11 5RQ

You’ll enjoy demonstrations and have the opportunity to purchase in-house organically grown herbs, shrubs, plants, saplings, trees and flowers as very reasonable prices