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 – 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”

  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