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by Aimee Fenech
This is in memory of an amazing man who would not I think have called himself a “permie”, and yet he did so much for the permaculture world. Alpay had been living in West Wales for the past few years with his partner Claire and their daughter Isabelle, where he continued on his permaculture path. Others I am sure will have plenty to say about all the good stuff he managed to achieve in Wales, but Linda here remembers him from their London days.
After over 30 years living in London, my husband Paul and I decided it was time for a change of scene. Having vaguely talked on and off about moving abroad for some time, the issue came to the front of our minds following a couple of stressful years. We decided to test our commitment to emigrating by looking for potential properties in northern Portugal.
What are the parallels between how we treat an individual with a life-limiting illness, and how we treat a planet with a climate crisis? This is the question that Graham Truscott posed during his workshop on ‘Permaculture as palliative care’ at the National Permaculture Convergence. He has been exploring whether permaculture practices can be seen as a form of palliative care for a planet whose biosphere is in a state of life-threatening crisis.