We'll be running a new free session for anyone interested in learning more about forest gardening. Each of the 5 sessions will have roughly the same content and will cover: What is a forest garden? The benefits of growing food this way How to maintain Tree care and pruning ( this might be theory only as it’s … Continue reading Free Introduction to Forest Gardening Sessions
Practice the skill of observation. Take time to ground and listen. When we clear away some of our inner obstacles so that we can open ourselves to the outside world, when we allow ourselves to be in the present, we can be fed and informed and delighted by the richness of life around us. - … Continue reading Nine ways of observing
Permaculture is about abundance over scarcity, diversity over monoculture, and solving problems over creating them.
Now is the time for spring greens including nettles, chickweed and other fresh bitter flavoured wild herbs. A recipe for nettle soup is here Urtica dioica, often called common nettle, stinging nettle (although not all plants of this species sting) or nettle leaf, is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Urticaceae. It is … Continue reading It’s nettle time of year
So what is permablitz? Whatever it is, or was, it was FUN! These are the ethics behind permaculture design: Care of the earth. Care for people. Fair share. They are ethics that reach way beyond growing things. A bunch of us came together early last Sunday (well, 10am) to help extend our low maintenance, productive and nature-friendly forest … Continue reading #Permablitz
Worries about the weather disappeared almost as soon as we came on site - the afternoon was fresh and glorious. A great turn out of people, lured by the promise of learning more about soil and how to manage it meant we got lots done and ate well. Lasagna gardening, method We started by layering … Continue reading Sunshine, soil and pizza success!
A lovely warm spring day of gardening - lots to do, everything getting dry quickly after months of wet weather but looking forward to a great years gardening. Bright gardeners Lovely lowly worms Peas and pea sticks Radicchios Plum blossom Pak choi in abundance Spring buds 9 star perennial broccoli underplanted with nepalese raspberry Proud … Continue reading Spring snapshot
Join us on sunday 26th October, 10-4pm to blitz our hugel mounds.....we made them in 2012, the first year they were ablaze with wildflowers, year two with poppies and year three they started to look a bit sad but worked well in places. Observations We made them too steep so the soil slid down creating … Continue reading Hugel – perma – blitz – mania – we love them, do you?
Wow, just found these pictures of our site in may 2012. What a transformation!