Graham Bell ~ Global Change Agent

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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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“What’s for Dinner, Jersey?”

Listen to Graham speaking to Radio Jersey in advance of speaking at the “What’s for Dinner” event, Jersey. A great privilege to be invited and to speak at the Royal Jersey Agricultural  Horticultural Showground in their magnificent headquarters… sixty plus attendees from a population of under 100,000, who were attentive, […]

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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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Apple Day – thoughts from our Writer in Residence

    ‘All the trees are losing their leaves, and not one of them is worried.’ ~ Donald Miller     People are prancing in the fruit trees with apple pole pickers. I named them apple catchers, but I was told these are giant knickers once used for harvesting in […]

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