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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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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Stumpy is Not a Clever Dog

This is Stumpy. Stumpy is not a clever dog. Stumpy thinks he is a goat and copies everything the goats do, to the extent of getting his head stuck in the goat shed fence *even though he has no horns*!!!

 

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A Dog Poo Wormery

We’ve currently got nine dogs. Nine dogs produce a lot of poo, and some of it needs to be collected up and disposing of. We’ve tried various ways of composting it in the past, none of which were entirely satisfactory.

This time we’re asking our composting worms to lend a hand, putting together a […]

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Our Week in Pictures: 27th October 2014

Our weekly round up of what volunteers have been working on at Casalinho, our developing permaculture project in central Portugal.

 

There has been so much going on this week that it’s been hard to choose the photos!

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In the Doghouse

Blue needed a home. Pete needed a project. Blue reminded us that volunteering at Casalinho isn’t just about goats!

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