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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Les Scouts de Stembert in the Community

You could be excused for thinking, having read my last post, that the recent  Scout camp at Casalinho was one big round of sunbathing and swimming. Well a lot of that did go on, but a lot of hard work too!

The Scouts de Stembert, all the way from Belgium, were kind enough to donate their time and muscles to a local community project, assisting with the restoration of the mills in our local village, Aradas. The mills have been derelict for some years, and the Comissão de Melhoramentos de Aradas has recently begun an effort to restore them for the benefit of the local community. Together with other volunteers from Casalinho, the group cleared brush, installed fence posts and created a path. A couple of beers and sandwiches provided by the Comissão went down well mid-morning, but I must admit that it was a little disappointing that our efforts went unremarked by the local community on the day.


Photo credits to the Scouts, and to Keaton Karvas.



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