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You can find a wealth of news and knowledge that follows the work of members and partners.

Hockerton Housing Project hosted a fruit tree pruning workshop through the Permaculture Ambassadors Local Gathering fund, designed to share permaculture principles more widely within our communities.
Supporting the Permaculture Association and living by permaculture principles are great ways of helping people and planet. You probably already make the conscious choice to use your money in ethical ways – it is a powerful form of democracy in today's world , as where you spend, save and invest money is a vote for your values and increasingly has an impact on the shape of society. But did you know that where you choose to bank can also have a positive impact?
Lackan Cottage Farm is a six acre permaculture demonstration site in the heart of the County Down countryside. Through Green Tourism we encourage visitors to find out more about living in a more environmentally conscious way, and we offer a variety of courses and tours to give people hands on experience of applied permaculture practice.
A ‘traditional’ Christmas is a perfect storm of carbon consumption: excessive shopping, long distance travel, lots of meat eating, buckets of food waste, mountains of packaging waste, unwanted gifts that go straight to landfill, and energy-hungry fairy lights. All of this can add up to between 3% and 10% of your annual carbon emissions in a single day. Christmas puts a big strain on our carbon budgets, our wallets and our stress levels. So why not try a low-carbon, low-budget, low-stress Christmas? It might actually be more fun.