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.

Don’t Miss August Permaculture Design Course

It’s less than a month until our final Permaculture Design Course of 2018 begins. Please don’t miss out!

Our lead teacher for this course will be Michel Thill of Social Landscapes, supported by Jeroen and myself (Andrea). Participants will receive an internationally recognised certificate from the UK Permaculture Association.

Full details here.

 

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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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Grazing

These pictures were before and after the pigs were run on the field then the land allowed to recover. The quality and diversity is much improved.

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Permaculture in practice

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

 

 

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

 

 

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Join us! Permaculture Design Courses

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!

 

 

But if May doesn’t work […]

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Collaboration!

Taking advantage of a rainy day to plan 2018’s Permaculture Design Courses here at Casalinho. We’re excited to be working with Social Landscapes this year to present two courses certified by the UK Permaculture Association.

Watch this space, dates and details shortly!

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Wild Food Walk

On each of our summer Permaculture Design Courses, we try to mix classroom based sessions with practical. One of the practical sessions Josh and I work together one is often a Wild Food walk, identifying the plants which nature has blessed us with for food and medicine. If you’re a follower of our […]

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Busy Day in the Garden

 

Anyone who’s spent time with us will know how much time we spend fighting to keep our rotovators working. Here’s a rare shot of one in action! Creating a new kitchen garden bed near the house.

 

 

Connor is planting pumpkin seedlings along the edge of this raised bed. Cardoon […]

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Aphids, Ladybirds and Lamiaceae

 

Many many aphids in the garden this year, it seems more than average. Waiting has been hard, but we’re now started to notice an influx of ladybirds. Nature has her own checks and balances, sometimes you just have to trust and be patient.

The ladybird here is pictured on wood sage (Teucrium […]

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