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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Reasons to be cheerful: Spring Flowers

It seems incredible that my last post was about the snow! Beautiful spring flowers have popped up virtually overnight.

Jonquils are a lovely part of the roadside scenery between Aradas and Unhais o Velho.

 

Crocus popping up through the luxuriant chickweed in the […]

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Reasons to be Cheerful: December Sunset

Who needs TV when nature offers so much to watch? These December sunsets all captured inside 20 minutes, looking towards Aradas and Unhais o Velho.

 

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Rain forecast

Rain forecast, although you wouldn’t imagine it with that blue, blue sky. Harvesting the dried sunflower heads today for animal feed. I so love this multi headed variety.

 

 

 

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Crayfish

Found this chap, a crayfish, and a couple of his mates, in the river. We’re so fortunate to have abundant clean water to support such a diversity of life here.

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Cacti Flower

Reasons to be cheerful – cacti are flowering. Brief, but beautiful.

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Baby Guinea Pigs

Reasons to be cheerful – a handful of baby guinea pigs.

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Reasons to be Cheerful: After the Rain

After the rain comes the most marvelous rainbow. Proof that the sun must be up there somewhere!

We’re still hunting for the pot of gold

 

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Our Postcards Now Available

I’m so very pleased to have this new postcard collection available for sale to our supporters (and anyone else!). Full colour, high quality images on the front, with the back printed for use as a postcard (or put them on your wall!)

The majority of the photos were taken by the most wonderful Marjolein […]

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Mole Comes Visiting

 

Stumpy the not-so-clever dog spends his days digging up the garden when he’s not pretending he’s a goat. This week I have TWICE caught him with a perfectly unharmed mole in his mouth.

We’ve no objection to moles in the garden, as one of the things they’ll be happy to eat is […]

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Pheonix Platanus

No it’s not a new variety, but one growing through the wreck of the old. This astonishing plane tree (platanus) is in the Parque de Cerejal at Góis.

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