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Reading the Landscape


05/10/2012 - 07/10/2012    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Bookings closed

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This course runs from 2pm on Friday until 4pm on Sunday

3 days deep in the countryside with the UK’s foremost sustainable land use practitioner.

Tutor: Patrick Whitefield

Learning to ‘read’ and understand the landscape is both an important part of designing sustainable land use and a fascinating pastime. It enables you to understand what makes a particular landscape the way it is, how it works and how it changes through time. This unique course will include how to identify & learn from trees, what wild plants can tell us about the soil, the effect of microclimates and how landscapes change through natural succession. Much of the course takes place out on the land, exploring the landscape at first hand with additional examples through informative slide shows. This course is based on Patrick’s recent book, The Living Landscape, itself the result of a lifetime spent in the countryside and twenty years of careful observations.

Fee: £100 (£85 if you book by 31 August)


Bookings are closed for this event.

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