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This feature was first published in Permaculture Works issue 127, Spring 2016. Permaculture Works is the quarterly members' newsletter of the Permaculture Association. It is buzzing with stories and permaculture news straight from our members. 

Bristol Permaculture Group has been running since 1999.

Permaculture Works is the quarterly members' newsletter of the Permaculture Association. It is buzzing with stories and permaculture news straight from our members. 

This post shares some content from the Spring 2016 issue published in March.

Permaculture Works is free to members and is mailed out in the post and emailed as a PDF version.

The Retreat is a mental hospital in York which is famous throughout the world for being the start of ‘Moral Treatment’ in the late 1790s. It has always been run by a Quaker charitable foundation, and moral treatment became a worldwide movement which recognised that people with mental health disorders were not to be locked away and treated worse than animals - but that they deserved to be dealt with in a humane way, with compassionate care.

The Primrose Earth Awareness Trust (PEAT), which welcomed thousands of children and adults to its education site on an organic farm near Hay-on-Wye, Powys, held its closing celebration last August, with a generous donation to build permaculture in Wales.

News from Welsh National gathering at Lammas Ecovillage, Pembrokeshire,  June 2016.

Newyddion o Gynnulliad Paramaethu Cymru ym Mhentre-eco Lammas Sir Benfro, Mehefin 2016