LIVING WILD IN THE CITY | Soul Sundays @ the Cave
An introductory talk by Tuba Seed Permaculture:
Shamaila Akram (Consultant & Educator)
Richard Tatam (Hunter & Urban Livestock Keeper)
Donations of £3 are welcome to support charitable work at Rumi's Cave and Rumi's Kitchen.
This talk will be a brief introduction to the concept of permaculture followed by personal reflections of application and practice from Shamaila Akram an educationalist, and Richard Tatam, an urbanite who has been sourcing, caring for and capturing his own meat as a deer stalker, and keeping poultry (ducks, chickens, quails) in his back garden.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Shamaila is an education professional with a keen interest in alternative models and philosophies of learning. She has been teaching science and sustainability for nearly ten years to young people in inner city London. She is a founding trustee for two charitable organisations and has been involved in the recent establishment of a Montessori-inspired Pre-school in London.
‘Walking lightly upon the Earth’ has always resonated deeply with her spirit and it is through her spiritual guide & teacher she first heard of permaculture. Since then Shamaila has gone on to complete her PDC with Geoff Lawton in Australia, visit fledgling permaculture sites in Malaysia and return to inspire and ‘infect others with the permaculture bug’ in schools and community groups in urban England!
Shamaila has recently set up Tuba Seed Permaculture, an educational permaculture consultancy aiming to unearth the consciousness & awareness of self, society and spirit she believes is inherently present within all people and essential for the success of the permaculture vision.
Richard Tatam is a trained butcher and hunter, experienced in stalking deer and shooting rabbit and pheasant. His interest in animals is a childhood passion and led to extensive work experience on farms and a final dissertation on animal husbandry. He enjoys the outdoors and has attended bushcraft courses and arranged short camping holidays for families. He enjoys fishing but will exchange the fishing rod or the gun for his own hand-made bow and arrow as he is also a qualified archer.
In his role as a science teacher Richard has shared his experience with the young people in his care through running projects on raising awareness about the meat industry in the UK and aboard, and on the types and quality of meat being produced. Since then he has set up small-scale sustainable meat and egg production systems in urban settings, including breeding ducks, chicken, quails and pheasant.
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