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Mar 15



I'm copying into this newly titled post a message from lindascabbagepatch:

So far at PS meetings I have heard no mention of Permaculture. This can play an important in terms of developing a sustainable lifestyle, not just in the garden! I would like to get together with anyone else who might be interested and start up a local Permaculture project of some kind.

Is anyone else keen to explore this?

Rob and I would be interested Rachel. However we are both really stretched, time wise, on other projects at the moment, so unable to do anything practical. We could show people how we use permaculture principles on our allotment though, and how we are creating our new garden along these lines though...


It would be great to set up some kind of permablitz group.... maybe get a compost toilet built at SHG - if they'd like one of course, and if they haven't got one already?

I love the idea of a local Permablitz (which I'd not heard of before, but I just checked out your link!). Maybe we could ask for suggestions of locations - could be SHG or Threshold, or someone's garden, bit of spare ground somewhere...

I've wanted to learn more about permaculture for a while, so yes I'd definitely be interested!

It looks like we have the beginnings of a network of permaculture practitioners and learners :-)

Perhaps we could find more at the next meeting and then see where this can lead?

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