Aranya |
Wednesday, 15th March 2017
Many people are unhappy in their jobs and yet most don’t do anything about it. Discovering permaculture can be the catalyst for us to start considering how we might make that transition to the more positive-impact lifestyle we aspire to. At first it may seem that the only available permaculture livelihoods are as a teacher or food grower, but... more
Josh Davis |
Monday, 13th March 2017
Everything is always changing.  Don’t be afraid to try new things, if they don’t work out change them, the natural world is always constantly shifting like this. Every time you go into the forest it has changed, and it will never be the same forest again. Nothing in the natural world stays the same, including you. Be open to realise that your... more
Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Wednesday, 8th March 2017
Trees are the bee's knees, and I'm pretty fond of bees too :) Trees are an important, stable source of food for bees and other pollinators providing thousands of flower heads all in one place. I could go on and list their other virtues but the fact you're reading this leads me to assume that you already have a pretty good appreciation of both... more
Josh Davis |
Friday, 3rd March 2017
The edge of the forest is where you find the most diversity, the most wildlife and the most growth. It is where pioneer species thrive, whose job it is to prepare and create the right environment for the other species to take hold. Look at the wildlife in the hedgerows of fields compared to the species in the fields, the edge of the forest... more
Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Thursday, 2nd March 2017
A few days ago we sowed the tomato seeds for this season's market and home garden. It never ceases to amaze me what little indoor space you need to rear thousands of seedlings. We use two 50 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm trays to germinate approx 150 seedlings from 10 cultivars. When they get bigger we move them into two 1.3 x 8 m beds covered with... more
Eleanor O’Grady |
Wednesday, 1st March 2017
Blinking the sweat out of my eyes, I glance up ahead, willing the summit to be in sight. Bad idea. On the hardest day yet, after two hours of uphill cycling (up-mountain, through the Pyrenees, to be exact) the end is nowhere in sight. The enormous vultures circling overhead seem to be gathering in anticipation of an approaching end... ‘Stop! Halt... more
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