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
Josh Davis |
Tuesday, 17th January 2017
Making time to self regulate and accept feedback with what is or isn’t working is key in the natural world. It is how Mother Nature regulates for imbalances that can occur with changes in climate. Whenever one species starts to dominate an ecosystem it’s prey often surges to create an equilibrium. Permaculture is all about a consistent and... more
Tony Rollinson |
Monday, 16th January 2017
Produced by activist and writer Cyril Dion and actress/director Mélanie Laurent, Tomorrow tells the story of their search for solutions to the crisis humanity faces.  The film (called Demain in France see features pioneers who are reinventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. It presents lots... more
Josh Davis |
Thursday, 12th January 2017
In the natural world everything has a purpose. This is a rule that has been fundamental to designing permaculture based landscapes since its conception. Every part of the system should serve a purpose, ideally more than one, and anything that doesn’t should be redesigned. We can apply this mindset to our own lifestyle by looking at things we spend... more
Charlie Gray |
Thursday, 5th January 2017
According to the ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ campaign, around 50% of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes; that’s seven million tonnes of food, more than half of which could have been eaten. Pretty shocking! WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) figures show a similar statistic across the food industries: in 2013, three studies showed... more