Looking forward to spring

Looking forward to spring

A busy week in the garden, we’ve tidied up all the beds that have crops in – the chickens had been wandering and taken advantage of the lack of netting on one or two things, so we’ve covered those properly, and cleaned up decomposing leaves that are...
True North

True North

Back in 2019 we spent a few days filming with Jon Thompson and he made this excellent short film for the BBC True North series. We’re really pleased with the way its turned out, and excited to be taking part in a Q&A session at the NI Science Festival, as...
Making headway in the garden

Making headway in the garden

Every day now it feels like we are making headway in the garden, this week we’ve brought in 4000 litres of compost to put on the newly manured beds, and that gives us a really nice fine surface to sow and plant into. It’s pretty late now, but we’ve...
We did it! The Northern Gathering was a success.

We did it! The Northern Gathering was a success.

After months of preparation and planning, last weekend saw the first Northern Permaculture Gathering happen at Oxford Island. Permaculture legend Suzie Cahn started the gatherings off, some eight years ago, and has been central to their organisation ever since. Suzie...
GROW Citizen Soil Observatory

GROW Citizen Soil Observatory

Building Better Soil Through Citizen Science Through Permaculture UK, we are excited to be a partner in the GROW Observatory, a European-wide project engaging thousands of growers as citizen scientists. We will learn together, using simple tools to better manage soil,...