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Tue 21 Nov 2017
Permaculture, as an ecological design system
Tue 21 Nov 2017

Laura Gibbs ponders the art of quiet observation in her review of Stefan Geyer's book, Zen in the Art of Permaculture Design.

Zen in the Art of Permaculture Design opens with a quote from a Zen teacher:

“For Zen students a weed, which for most people is worthless, is a treasure,” and just like the Zen student, permaculture students also have the ability to see the potential in an ordinary weed, and so stands to learn a lot from Zen teachings.

Tue 21 Nov 2017
Graham Bell reflects on the huge impact Permaculture Design Courses have had on participant's lives and their journeys of 'unlearning' and 'learning'. After thirty years of engagement with Permaculture it never ceases to amaze me how the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) changes peoples’ lives. This brilliant understanding of how to meet peoples’ needs, without working so hard, and at the same time learning to minimise waste was crafted by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren before I came along to connect with it. I’m also hugely aware that it has always been a fantastic effort of trawling wisdom from all across the planet contributed by unknown numbers of people.
Tue 14 Nov 2017

This is part one in a series of blogs in which Alex Heffron of Mountain Hall Farm looks at the fundamentals of permaculture, using David Holmgren’s Permaculture: Principles and Pathways beyond Sustainability as a guide for discussion

There’s a bit of a trend amongst the old-guard of the organic movement to write off permaculture as some sort of modern, utopian fad — one author I greatly respect called it a ‘distraction’. Largely these criticisms are based on condemnation before examination, so in this series of posts I am going to explore the core of what permaculture is, from the standpoint of its ethics and principles, in a more philosophical manner.

Mon 30 Oct 2017

Lampeter Permaculture Group (LPG) is starting a local seed library, Banc Hadau Llambed, with the aim of fostering local food resilience by encouraging more local people to save good quality seeds of veg that grow well in local conditions.

Sat 28 Oct 2017
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A Swansea based foster family have set up an Eco-retreat on the Gower to allow foster-children to have contact with nature. Here is their story...

Sat 28 Oct 2017

One Planet Development is a forward thinking and radical planning policy, unique to Wales, that enables people to live and work sustainably on their own land.
Here Stefan Cartwright - co-founder of the One Planet Council gives an introduction to the policy.

Fri 22 Sep 2017

We asked new members Gea Viva about their project, their use of permaculture, and what they hope to gain from joining the network.

Gea Viva is an eco camp on the Croatian island Brac, that invites people to delve deeply into nature.

Located in a tranquil olive grove with ten minutes’ walk to the sea, it is a place to unwind, find inspiration, meet like-minded people, take part in one of the courses or events. We connect Permaculture, eco living, art and communication with the creative forces of the Earth.

Mon 28 Aug 2017