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 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!

1) What a handsome boy!

2) Our last batch of corn drying on the driveway. We cut it before it cobs, for winter goat food.

3) Remember last week’s photo of Josh in his wetsuit and wellies? Well this is Charlie, his partner, demonstrating that wellies really are high fashion this season.

4) I got savaged by a guinea pig 🙁

5) Pippy and Charlie.

6) The goats are really enjoying the newly green fields after the dry grasses of summer.

7) Peas going in.

8) Making the most of the ramps in Casal da Lapa. It was obviously so unusual to see anyone using them that cars were stopping dead on the roundabout to stare.

9) The first Portuguese ConvergĂȘncia de Permacultura was held in FundĂŁo. Great to meet old and new friends .

10) We’re back to glorious weather, but here’s someone who’s enjoying the damp.

11) Strimming the broom which has popped up all over the orchard area over the summer.

12) Aren’t these fabulous? And they’re self seeding all over the tyre terrace and the bees love them.





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