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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You know, one of the great things about growing a garden is that you can try again next year.

Here’s this year’s carrot harvest. I’m looking for recipe suggestions

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Trouble!

I love this photo. Mum Dona plus two sorts of trouble

These little guys are the remaining pigs from Dona’s litter, enjoying their last days with Mum before Dona rejoins d’Rock (our boar).

 

 

 

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Permaculture Design Course photos June 2018

It’s taken me rather a long time to get these uploaded, but here are my favourite photos from our May/June Permaculture Design Course, with many thanks to the photographers Andy, Josh and David.

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Grazing

Jeroen has been putting in a huge amount of effort over the last weeks to install new fencing which will allow our animals to graze more effectively. We’re not just looking to feed the animals from the land, but use their eating, manuring and treading to actually improve the quality of the soil, the […]

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Hot Day, Cool Pig

Hot day, hot pig. Cool bath, cool pig.

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Sheep Shearing

Today I’m feeling rather as if I’ve been run over by a horse, but perhaps it would be more accurate to say a sheep. Yesterday our neighbour and local Super Hero, Carlos, came round to help us shear the sheep. I say help, but he did all the shearing of course, and our job […]

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Permaculture in practice

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

 

 

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

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 […]

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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.

 

 

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

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