Category Archives: permaculture

Intro to Permaculture course — free!

I’m running a free Introduction to Permaculture one-day course at Burgess Park Food Project on the 26th April. Contact me, or the address on the website, to book. There’s lots of other cool stuff going on there this summer, too. … Continue reading

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Permaculture in Pots on the radio

Recently I was interviewed by Stef Geyer for his 21st Century Permaculture show on ShoreditchRadio. It was good fun to do, and it’ll be broadcast live on ShoreditchRadio at 8pm on Sunday 29th Sept. After that you can listen to … Continue reading

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Recycling! Rubbish into toys

I wrote a post over at Natural Parents Network about recycling ‘rubbish’ into toddler toys. However much we try to reduce the amount of packaging that comes into your house and waste that goes out of it, it seems that … Continue reading

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Planning the ‘Forest Garden’ beds

Following up from my analysis of where my garden needs some redesigning, one part of the solution was to plant up half of the raised beds as a forest-type garden; or given the size of the space, in a forest-garden-influenced … Continue reading

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The Garden Project: 2013 analysis

As part of the ongoing maintenance of the permaculture design for my back garden, I made a list of the issues highlighted in my successes and problems posts: Lack of time for maintenance; this led to no blueberry fruit (lack … Continue reading

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The Garden Project: 2013 problems

Following up on this year’s successes, here are the problems that I’d like to fix for next year. Two of the raised beds had ongoing problems with seeds just not germinating, or germinating then being munched by snails. The bed … Continue reading

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The Garden Project: 2013 successes

A quick round-up of this year’s garden successes, as the summer growing season comes to a close and I start thinking about autumn planting. Garlic! No photo, but I got between 12 and 15 garlic bulbs, all of which are … Continue reading

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Compost!

This week I dug out the “composting” half of the compost pile, and lo! there was a big load of beautiful rich black compost: I covered half of one bed with it to a depth of an inch or so, … Continue reading

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Watering and wicking system trials

I find it difficult to remember to regularly water all of my various growing spaces. Two of them (balcony and porch) don’t have any water source which means watering is harder work and thus likely to happen; the back garden … Continue reading

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EC and permaculture guest posts

I wrote about Elimination Communication, peeing on the floor, and the advantages of not going nappy-free, over at Natural Parents Network last week, in The Nappy-Free Potty Pause. Then, at The Green Phone Booth, I wrote about tips for food … Continue reading

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