Week 5 Design in permaculture


Sectors and slopes, understanding landscape.

Large scale ecosystem rehabilitation with John Liu.
For more than 15 years, cameraman and ecologist John D. Liu has been working on his worldwide mission to green deserts and to restore biodiversity. It all started in 1995 when Liu filmed the Loess-plateau in China. He witnessed a local population who turned an area of almost the same size as The Netherlands from a dry, exhausted wasteland into one green oasis. This experience changed his life. From that moment on, Liu has been travelling all over the world to convince and inspire government leaders, policy-makers and farmers with his film material and knowledge.

Here he visits Geoff Lawton and sees some of the outcomes of the Jordan ‘Greening the Desert Project’

‘We have to act as a species at a planetary scale’
‘Abundance is the basis of wealth’., John D. Liu describes and shows video of his long formative journey starting with the revitalization of the Loess Plateau in China.

Cae Bodfach was begun in 2014 as part of the Get-Growing project which began in Newtown Powys. http://www.get-growing.org.uk/?cat=21

When One School One Planet project began in 2016 we intentionally linked to build on this work, extending the garden significantly and involving the school and local community mroe widely in the work. http://llanfyllin.sector39.co.uk/blog/

Get-Growing is the inspiration behind the idea of extending horticultural activities across the community in line with aspirations to reduce emissions and build resilience in line with cliamte change goals.

Llanfyllin has its own responding to the Climate Emergency group BRACE, they meet every other week in a local community space The Cross Keys

Llwyn Onn

google map image of Llwyn Onn

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