Tag Archives: sustainable living

Permaculture: The Growing Edge film showing in Glastonbury

8 Jun

Our Transition Glastonbury Food group have organised a film showing of newly released documentary – Permaculture: The Growing Edge. Following the film will be a talk from local world-renowned permaculture designer, Patrick Whitefield. It will take place at 7:30pm at Tor Leisure on Tuesday 5th July. About the film: Described as an antidote to environmental […]

Group Visit to Monkton Wyld Court

6 Jun

Yesterday I joined 20 others from Glastonbury and surrounding areas to visit LAND centre Monkton Wyld Court in Dorset.  Organised by our Transition Glastonbury Food Group, the visit was funded by the Permaculture Association’s Learning and Network Demonstration Project. After weeks of organisational faff, emails left, right and centre, it was finally the day of […]

Diploma Support Event with Aranya

3 Jun

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hosting a Permaculture Diploma Support Intensive at Brook End tutored by Aranya. The weekend was an opportunity to have six lovely permaculture designers stay at my smallholding and give me lots of useful feedback and ideas of how to design around Brook End. It was also a chance […]

My Week at CAT, part 4, Sewage treatment

12 May

The second day of the eco sewage and sanitation course was on sewage treatment. My advice for anyone taking this course next year is, don’t get drunk the night before!! The friday night party feeling took over me and I spent the entire Saturday with a hangover, you guessed it, looking at shit (all self-inflicted […]

My week at CAT, part 3, Compost Toilets

10 May

Where are we flushing away a large amount of drinking quality water? Down the loo of course! Hence the beauty of compost toilets. Get one of those bad boys and you can really start to become more water efficient. However they are not always a possibility for many and they do have their own requirements […]

My Week at CAT, Part 2, Water efficiency

26 Apr

The first day of the Eco sewage and sanitation course focused on water efficiency and composting toilets. I touched on this in my last post but the main point is that without getting to the nitty gritty of reducing your water use, efforts to recycle water are in vein. The first talk of the day […]

My week at CAT, part 1

18 Apr

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales to learn about rainwater harvesting and ecological sewage treatment. The courses were both fun and fascinating and I am still trying to process all the information I have gained (while trying not to spend too much of my spare time […]

Food Survey

1 Apr

If you are a Glastonbury local reading this site, please take a moment to complete the Transition Glastonbury Food Group Survey. It will help us to know which areas of work we need to be focusing on to develop a resilient local food system. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MNK97LP

Thousands inspired by Permaculture learning centres

18 Mar

This article has recently been published in Positive News, Issue 67, Spring 2011. To subscribe please see here or pick up a copy at your local whole food store, community centre or environmental project. As part of the LAND project, launched by the Permaculture Association a little over two years ago, more than 7,000 visitors […]