vegetables in raised bed

As the Assembly holds a consultation on 'Rethinking food in Wales' Jane Powell asks what Paramaethu has to offer. Permaculture design goes beyond the novel land uses for which ii is best known, and draws on traditional wisdom and historical experiences of social change to propose new approaches to modern challenges. 

Read More... Thu 17 Aug 2017
people eating together at a table

In our second article on rooting permaculture in Welsh culture, Sue Laverack reflects on diversity, language and tradition. Sue worked as a counsellor for many years before moving to a smallholding in southwest Wales, where she is learning Welsh.

Read More... Thu 03 Aug 2017
paramaethu people in marquee

It’s a principle of permaculture design that the boundary between contrasting ecosystems, such as an estuary or a woodland edge, is particularly diverse and productive.The recent Paramaethu Cymru gathering produced some exciting new insights and directions by bringing together some of the different communities in Wales.

Read More... Fri 07 Jul 2017

In the first of a series of articles on the importance of rootedness in Wales, Marit Parker challenges permaculturists to value Welsh approaches and perspectives as part of the UK tradition.

Read More... Fri 13 Jan 2017

As part of our quarterly Paramaethu Cymru coordinators’ meeting we include a site visit treat! This time we visited dedicated eco builders Debbie and Julian who also happen to grow the most amazing salad, veg and soft fruit.

Read More... Wed 14 Dec 2016
Cara Wilson photo

Meet Cara Wilson, the new coordinator of Paramaethu Cymru, who is based in Pembrokeshire and brings a wealth of experience to her new role, and find out more about what she does. 

Read More... Wed 17 Aug 2016
Paramaethu Structure

At the Lammas gathering, we talked about the structure of Paramaethu Cymru - how do we connect with each other and make decisions? We now have a coordinator, Cara Wilson, but she is part-time and much of the work will still need to be done on a voluntary basis. We are looking at a structure therefore where working groups concentrate on particular tasks...

Read More... Thu 04 Aug 2016
outdoors

Lammas ecovillage in Pembrokeshire proved an excellent choice for the Paramaethu Cymru gathering in June. Not only did the site offer a beautiful place to meet within the community hub with all the facilities we could need, but also the eco-village itself offers one of the most interesting examples studies of medium to large scale permaculture design in Wales.

Read More... Thu 04 Aug 2016

Sector39 have successfully launched thier first full PDC in Uganda attracting farmers, teachers and community leaders from Uganda, Kenya and Burundi. 

Read More... Fri 22 Apr 2016

For our Spring Gathering on April 17th 2016 15 of us met at Lynda Lumb’s 2 acre holding west of Carmarthen.

Read More... Tue 19 Apr 2016