What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a sustainable design system that provides for human needs while having positive effects on the surrounding environment.

It is based on the ethics of earth care, people care and fair share, and provides practical solutions to the global crises we are currently facing.

Permaculture is for EVERYONE, regardless of their education, background, or previous experience.

Permaculture is NOT just about trees, or just about gardening! You don't need loads of land to practice it and it's a design method that can be applied to all social systems.

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We'll use your donations to further our plans to plant more trees and vines.

Permaculture in practice

Permaculture in practice – Every element should have more than one function 😆😆

 

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These little bundles are looking for new homes. If you can offer one, give us a shout.

 

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Exhausted

The first Permaculture Design Course of the year is now over and I’ll have some photos for you you shortly. If you missed out, join us in August instead.

Geri the pot belly pig waited until there was a bit of peace and quiet to share her beautiful litter with the world today. I think every new parent will know exactly how she is feeling right now, babies quite literally climbing on her face!!

 

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Frankie

Thunder yesterday, but a glorious blue sky today. If it could stay like this for the PDC starting on Friday it’d be amazing.

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It’s a wonderful time of year to be a Goat

Really, it couldn’t be a more lovely time to be a goat. Tasty flowers in the forest, lush grass in the meadow. I’m even enjoying walking them.

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Our first PDC of the year begins just a week from now. Can you join us?

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Monster Broom

Wikipedia tells me ”Plants of Cytisus scoparius (broom / giesta) typically grow to 1–3 m tall, rarely to 4 m.” We’ve been cutting down specimens easily 6m today.

We’re so happy to see these go. Broom is incredibly flammable, and having a giant impenetrable thicket of them (belonging to our neighbour) so close to the house has been a constant worry.

 

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Still a few spaces on our Permaculture Design Course beginning 25th May. Care to join us?

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D’Rock

D’Rock is our boar, so called because he’s has Duroc blood. I don’t think we’d realised quite how big he’d got until we looked at this photo of him next to his girlfriend and Jeroen.

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Booking places on our upcoming Permaculture Design Courses now. Please join us and meet d’Rock yourself!

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Love Is ….

Love is ….. 

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……. kisses in the sunshine.

Meet the lovebirds, and the rest of the team, on one of our summer PDCs.

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Join us! Permaculture Design Courses

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We’re really excited that our first Permaculture Design Course of the year begins in just a couple of weeks. We’re looking forward to welcoming back Joshua Gomez who has worked with us here so many times before. There are still spaces, so please join us!

 

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But if May doesn’t work for you, we’ve another beginning 17th August, where we’re thrilled to be working with Michel Thill of Social Landscapes. Both courses are of course certified by the UK Permaculture Association. Check out the details on our Courses Page, and we’ll see you here soon :)

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Big Boys Toys!

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I am indulging my inner 6 year old by getting excited about the machine!

Hired locally, it’s doing the groundwork for a ferrocement tank build project that we’ll complete during the summer.

 

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Can’t Beat It!

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You really couldn’t beat the view from yesterday’s work spot. We were doing a spot of work exchange with a friend. Tough work, cutting and hauling these burnt pines, but followed by a picnic on the walk back which couldn’t be beaten.

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