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Permaculture Scotland are delighted to announce that Groundworks in partnership with the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ initiative have awarded funding to build a children's permaculture forest garden at the Hidden Mill, a Permaculture ScotLAND Learner site in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

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.

Recently arrived in Leeds, I am the new intern that will be part of the management of the PIRN project. My name is Ilaria, I am from Napoli (Italy) and I will be working at the Permaculture Association until September 2016.

In the first year of its life, the Permaculture International Research Network (PIRN) has achieved a huge amount. Now we need to diversify and secure funds and support from more sources. 

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.