Articles

Josh Davis |
Friday, 24th February 2017
A healthy ecosystem is extremely diverse. Millions of different species come together to create a thriving forest. The more species, the healthier the overall system. The same applies to our interactions in our own communities. If we can create communities that work together and are integrated then everyone in the community will thrive. If we... more
 
Josh Davis |
Wednesday, 22nd February 2017
Very few things in nature happen instantaneously. Things take time. If you stand in a forest it looks like nothing is happening but it is always growing, always changing. The changes are small and slow, but constant, and with this constant evolution, big, sustainable shifts happen. When you are adapting and implementing changes into your own... more
 
Maddy Harland & Rebecca Hosking |
Saturday, 18th February 2017
Tim Green was a polymath; superb wildlife photographer, film maker, producer, ecologist, then gardener, farmer, inventor, regenerative agriculture pioneer. Tim spent his life experimenting and pushing the boundaries of possibility in any area or subject that he turned his considerable attention to. Tim was born in Banbury, Oxfordshire. He grew up... more
 
Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Friday, 17th February 2017
We're extending our Polyculture Project to include experimental perennial polycultures. Our aim is to develop models that are low cost to establish and maintain, can produce healthy affordable nutritious food and will enhance biodiversity. This spring we'll be including the Early Polleniser Polyculture as presented here. The design aims to provide... more
 
Josh Davis |
Friday, 17th February 2017
Forests are the perfect example of layers and layers of integration, with each species benefiting from or supporting a number of others. In Permaculture we have seen that an integration of plants and species is much more effective than rows and rows of single crops. A forest is self managing because of its integration. A farm needs managing to... more
 
Robin Clayfield |
Monday, 13th February 2017
Permaculture teacher, Robin Clayfield, explores social permaculture and dynamic groups. Applying permaculture principles to group work By using Permaculture Principles to design group work, we enable the very best in people to emerge. We cease to see and experience monocultures of processes and presentations, and enjoy diverse methods of... more
 
Josh Davis |
Thursday, 9th February 2017
Patterns are everywhere in the natural world. From the pattern of the seeds on a sunflower, to the migration and movement of animals around the planet, to the weather systems, to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun, the natural world is made up of a series of complex patterns. Why should we be any different? If we can start to understand our own... more
 
Josh Davis |
Wednesday, 1st February 2017
Mother Nature does not produce waste. So why do we create so much? Before our ability to make non-biodegradable products we would have fitted into Nature's closed loop system too. We need to relearn how to replicate the natural world as much as possible and rejoin the closed loop system whereby one man’s waste really is another’s treasure. By... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 30th January 2017
What does permaculture have to do with politics? The original contraction of permanent agriculture to permaculture is also the contraction of permanent culture. Having identified perennial systems (treecrops and agroforestry, for example) as vital techniques to restore ecosystems, co-orginators, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, quickly turned... more
 
Josh Davis |
Monday, 23rd January 2017
In the aims of replicating and learning from the natural world we should aim to encompass all of her lessons. Rarely, does a natural ecosystem use up all of its resources leaving a depleted and unusable landscape. It is always closing the circle and reusing materials again and again. In the natural world one person’s waste really is another person... more
 

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