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.

Support our Project

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

Fabulous Time of Year to be a Goat

 

After some rain, it’s a fabulous time of year to be a goat. The hills are totally yellow with broom and carqueja.

Share

Cactus Fire Break

For several years now we’ve been planting cacti along the border of our land, between our camping spaces and our neighbour’s land in the forest. Mature cacti can slow the spread of a fire, so a useful plant to have on the edges of our land. This year I’ve also harvested the cactus […]

Share

May Foraging Challenge

Last month’s foraging challenge was great fun, and there just wasn’t time to experiment with all the ideas I was inspired to try. Which seemed like a great reason to extend it The idea is just to try and use as many foraged / wild foods as possible in our day to day meals. […]

Share

In the Kitchen: Carqueja Cordial

Carqueja (Genista tridentata) is currently colouring all our hillsides a glorious yellow. It’s a relative of the spinier gorse which those from northern Europe are probably more familiar with.

 

As well as making great goat fodder, the flowers can be collected and dried to make a fabulous tea. My neighbours have told […]

Share