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Why is the sky blue?

On Permaculture Design Courses I have some home work questions I ask people when they’re going away of an evening.  This is one of them.  The point is merely to help people understand the value of having an enquiring mind- because all permaculture starts with observation… and next comes what […]

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Artists in Residence – Dave and Morag

During 2017, Dave Watson from FOLDYARD was Artist in Residence at Red Shed Nursery while he worked on ‘Gardens and Uncultivated Spaces’. A series of paintings made out in untamed nature, on farmlands, in private and public gardens – and at Red Shed Nursery. His aim at Red Shed was […]

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January Hush

The latest from writer in residence Gayle Baird   January Hush   I lie cozy with the earth One ear to the foundations The hum of everything stirring rebirthing Underneath the pregnant hush dreams up spring Raindrops indivisible cradled by a leaf suspended mid-leap towards a new beginning   http://gaylebaird.com/2018/01/13/january-hush/ […]

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Oriental Borage

I’m grateful to Jevgenia Milne for connecting us with the following great information about this really useful plant. A member of the borage family like other comferys and alkanets it produces copious green manure and has edible flowers which are good bee fodder (and yes it’s quite invasive).  We knew […]

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A Conversation Between Generations

A chat from last year with Daniel Tyrkel who keeps doing amazing work…

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Welcome Writer in Residence

The lovely Gayle Baird, our writer in residence, has started her own journal.  Enjoy her fluent words and brilliant pictures here

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How Does Your Garden Grow

How Does Your Garden Grow? guest posting by Maria Cannon As it turns out, you don’t need silver bells and maids to grow a great garden. Doing it yourself is more rewarding and your harvest may be more valuable than precious metals. Your backyard ER Of course, you wouldn’t turn […]

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PDC Quinta Da Fornulha

Here we are in sunny Portugal, enjoying the cooler end of a long dry hot summer on this amazing farm.  Eighteen folks fulltime (and a few folks floating in and out) with Facilitator George Christophis and co-teacher Wallay Toughill (with a little help from our friends…) we had a fantastic […]

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ANOTHER WAY OF LEARNING

     Another Way of 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 […]

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Julie Deconchat’s Blog

See here.  What a great joy to have Julie here for a week.  Hard working intelligent and generally pleasant.  How interns should be.

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