Yearly Archives: 2017


INformation on the PDC at Sabina school here www.permaculturedesigncourse.co.uk/?page_id=1905   My personal permaculture journey began in 1990 in Zimbabwe, in Chimanimani, so I was thrilled to find these videos on line. With political change happening there at the moment it feels like a good time to revisit the ideas of […]

Permaculture Zimbabwe and beyond


Please contact us for more on our rolling permaculture education courses Talks and short courses can be specifically arranged as required. See courses diary for more details Permaculture introduction weekend the Workhouse in September Chester Cathedral course starts in October, series of evenings Residential PDC in Mid Wales November Full […]

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Permaculture isn’t explicitly political, it requires no belief or political persuasion. In fact permaculture transcends traditional boundaries as everyone: no matter their political outlook has to agree on the importance of soil, water and plants for prolonged human survival. It has been really exciting and reassuring to make connections with […]

Permaculture Politics






“The bigger they are the harder they fall” If our carbon based energy systems collapse too quickly what we will we have left? Diversity and different approaches will hel cushion us from the huge changes when they can. If thousands of families were to cook with biochar and use it […]

Day 9- Use small and Slow Solutions



“Many hands make light work”   In permaculture principle 8 we look at how every element performs many functions and how to support key functions with many elements!   we began by looking at integrated pest management, using a biological rather than a chemical approach such as sacrifical planting to […]

Day 8-Integrate Rather Than Segregate


“Can’t see the wood for the trees”   Today we examined the 7th principle which covers design patterns found in the natural world, these are a source of inspiration for permaculture. ‘Pattern thinking’ can be used in a wide variety of situations, unlike specific techniques which can only be used […]

Day 7 -Design From Patterns to Details


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“A stitch in time saves nine” Waste not want not was the theme for today in principle 6, as what others fail to value can be a great gift to you in permaculture, we need to use what we have and look to the waste stream for resources, as waste […]

Day 6-Produce No Waste