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

Holly Silvester of RHS Bridgewater shows how you can save seed. Holly demonstrates Babingtons leek, a perennial that grows in Hulme Community Garden Centre's forest garden. "It's totally easy peasy, very simple."
Biotime, or biological time, runs at a very different pace and rhythm to human time. It can be observed by recording events in the natural world. These can be as varied as the day the first spring bulb opens, the last frost before summer, or the first sighting of a species of bird or insect in a new habitat.
Emmy Jenkins writes about her post National Permaculture Convergence 2018 experience at the LUSH Showcase in Manchester.

Woodside Arran was founded 2 years ago, in October 2016, by Jenny and Andy MacDonald. Their vision is to build a diverse food network on the Isle of Arran that encompasses organic growing techniques, permaculture design principles and regenerative agricultural practices.

On the tip of the media tongue, Brexit is rocking the boat across all industry sectors in our complex economy. By leaving the EU, we’re making the decision to bypass European policy in favour of our own ability to craft self-sustainable, resilient, dynamic policy for our own nation. Despite Britain’s wartime success in de-energising and reducing consumption, our economy and political landscape has changed dramatic since this example of self-efficacy.