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Links: Cultivate Project, Newtown, Wales: community gardens, local produce, plant nursery, horticulture training – Garden Planet Biochar – Making Biochar To Improve Soil, Mother Earth News – The Farm, Tennessee – Mushroom People – Terra preta – Ithaka Institure, biochar – Dragons Housing […]

PDC 4/6 – Sunday 05/03/17 – “Integrate rather than segregate”

Links: Cesar Manique, Lanzarote cactus garden – PermoAfrica Centre – Biomimicry Institute, Janine Benyus – Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales – Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret – Earthship Biotecture, Michael Reynolds – Videos: Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci and Being a Plant (1 of 3), […]

PDC 4/6 – Sat 04/03/17 – “Design from patterns to ...

Session 5 – Permaculture Design Principle “Use & Value Renewable Resources & Services” Links: Vertical Forest Buildings – Forest Gardening, Busoga, Uganda – Energy, Oil, Economics – Atmospheric CO2 – Climate Change – Calculator for angle of sun & other info. – Videos: “Worms […]

PDC Reading 3/6 – P 5 Natural resources

Links: Thrive – Reading-based charity, gardening therapy, education – Erleigh Road Community Garden, Reading – Videos: Ron Finley, Guerilla Gardener – Graham Bell, Orchard Management – Water: The Strangest Chemical In The Universe, Guardian Explainers – Potato Control, Michael Pollan – Food Inc., Michael […]

PDC Reading; weekend 2/6 P3 Yields

Links: UN: Only Small Farmers and Agroecology Can Feed the World – The Organic Research Centre, Wakelyns Agroforestry – Colin Tudge – Oxford Real Farming Conference – The Campaign for Real Farming and The College for Enlightened Agriculture School Global Gardens Network – Food4Families, […]

PDC 1/6 – Sun 22/01/17 – “Catch & store energy”

Links: Braziers Park, Oxfordshire – Holzer Permaculture, Sepp Holzer – The Chikukwa Project, permaculture in Zimbabwe – Chickenshack Housing Co-operative, Wales – Atmospheric homeostasis by and for the biosphere: the Gaia hypothesis, James Lovelock – Videos: The Overview Effect – Suggested Reading: Permaculture: A […]

PDC 1/6 – Sat 21/01/17 – “Observe & interact”

I love language and its origins. Today we’ve been discussing permaculture principle No.5: Use and value renewable resources and services. For part of the day we’ve been looking at the flow of food intake into our own bodies and the inevitable output. How do we use and value that? The […]

PDC Day 5: Talking Crap All Day