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My name is Julie, I am currently travelling in Scotland, visiting different permaculture projects in various places. This is part of a research project on the interactions between principles, values, and concrete practices in permaculture.

I plan on visiting six or seven projects before the end of June, and to write a blog article on each of them, to tell you more about my experience, and to highlight some of my key findings and/or thoughts on different subjects. It is meant to be personal, and you may disagree with some of my opinions – I am looking forward to having feedback!

My first stop in this journey was at Graham Bell’s Red Shed – where better to start my research than by visiting the oldest intentional forest garden in the UK?

This post is the second in our inspirational blog series about people benefiting from our Permaculture Ambassadors programme. Here we talk to Wenderlynn Bagnall who, along with her husband Iain, run Wishtree Agroforestry and Permaculture Centre in North Devon.

This post is the first in our inspirational blog series about people benefiting from our Permaculture Ambassadors programme. Here we talk to Phil Moore from Permaculture People UK.

Phil and his partner Lauren Simpson have travelled the Americas and the UK visiting permaculture projects. In 2015 they made Living with the Land, a series of films distributed by Permaculture Magazine and gifted to us to promote permaculture and the international permaculture conference.

Are you wanting to change the world but finding it’s weighing you down? All too often people making positive change in their communities forget to pay attention to looking after themselves: it’s all too easy to get burnt out.

But if you know where to look, there are literally thousands of like-minded people out there on the same path, wanting to support each other and share skills and tips about how to get the balance right (or at least, a little bit more on an even keel)!

Two winters ago, a fortuitous moment crossed my path whilst reading online. I saw a post for family camp called Grow the Grown Ups. Something enticed me and curiously I opened the link.

Avidly reading through, the six days outlined and all they encompassed sounded incredible and I presumed it must be in the States. My experience until then finding face-to-face resources akin to how I parented had been quite narrow and, for years, I felt I had trodden a somewhat lonely road in choosing to parent in a more conscious and connected way.

I was therefore almost in disbelief and completely overjoyed to learn that it was actually being held in the UK in late spring and, just in these few small paragraphs, I knew instantly the camp was for us.