Monthly Archives: January 2017


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Through obsevation and interaction Permaculture design can reveal how to turn problems into solutions. The Overview effect: to se the view we need to change our perspective, and where better to start that with the testimony of 5 astronauts who gained the perspective of seeing the earth from space, as […]

Reading PDC: 1/6 Permaculture and the city



Links: UN: Only Small Farmers and Agroecology Can Feed the World – http://permaculturenews.org/2014/09/26/un-small-farmers-agroecology-can-feed-world/ The Organic Research Centre, Wakelyns Agroforestry – http://www.organicresearchcentre.com/?go=Organic%20Research%20Centre&page=Contact%20us Colin Tudge – http://www.colintudge.com/ Oxford Real Farming Conference – http://orfc.org.uk/blog/ The Campaign for Real Farming and The College for Enlightened Agriculture http://www.campaignforrealfarming.org/ School Global Gardens Network – http://www.globalgardens.org.uk/ Food4Families, […]

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




Links: Braziers Park, Oxfordshire – http://www.braziers.org.uk/ Holzer Permaculture, Sepp Holzer – http://www.holzerpermaculture.us/ The Chikukwa Project, permaculture in Zimbabwe – http://thechikukwaproject.com/ Chickenshack Housing Co-operative, Wales – http://chickenshack.co.uk/ Atmospheric homeostasis by and for the biosphere: the Gaia hypothesis, James Lovelock – http://www.jameslovelock.org/page34.html Videos: The Overview Effect – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHMIfOecrlo Suggested Reading: Permaculture: A […]

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


Energy yields to investment for the major il companies, how long can we maintain dwindling return on investments like this?
  Energy is the driver of a system. In nature the energy in is always solar power and natural systems tend to be energy efficient – natural selection culls inefficiencies and rewards those that operate on local and natural resources. Energy occurs in patterns: day and night, seasons, etc. and efficient systems tends […]

Chester PDC: Day 5 – Appreciating natural materials and services