LEARNING FROM NATURE: ISLAM & PERMACULTURE INTRODUCTION DAY
An Introduction to Islamic Ecology & Permaculture for Muslims & those interested in Islam.
Organised by: London Islamic Network for the Environment / Wisdom In Nature. Supported by Transition Tooting, Springfield University Hospital and SHARE.
Date: Sat 27th March 2010
Time: 9.30am to 5pm
Venue: Springfield University Hospital, 61 Glenburnie Road, Tooting, London, SW17 7DJ. Nearest tube (Tooting Bec: Northern line)
Verily, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the succession of night and day, there are indeed messages for all who are endowed with insight (Qur' an 3:190)
Permaculture is a practical system for sustainable living, based on observing principles and patterns in nature. By maximising relationships in living systems, permaculture has empowered people worldwide to develop projects that work with nature, rather than against it. Whatever scale or aspect of human living, whether the home and garden, mosque/Islamic centre, business or community space, permaculture can be applied to each situation.
At the same time, Islam, a spiritual tradition that locates humankind within the wider ecology, has sustainability and relationship at its heart. This one-day workshop will introduce you to basic principles of both Islamic ecology and permaculture.
This is an introductory day that promises to be fun, educational and transformative. It will include an outdoor practical, and opportunities for networking with other course participants. Please bring a copy of the Qur' an (with translation, and preferably also commentary) if you have one.
To help maximise learning we will have a small group size. Hence places are limited, and bookings must be made in advance. There will be space available within the day for salaat/prayer for those who would like to take part.
Workshop Facilitators: Zaibun Nisa & Muzammal Hussain (LINE / Wisdom In Nature)
Sliding scale fee:
£30 (standard rate) / £25 (low wage) / £20 (concessions) ;
Early bird fee (for bookings received before March 7th): £25 / £20 / £15 respectively
For more info: Web: www.wisdominnature.org.uk ; Tel: 0845 456 3960 (local rate)
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