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On the 1st September 2016 Edinburgh Napier University’s Callum Egan and Prof. David Benyon hosted a workshop sponsored by the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) and the Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction United Kingdom (SIGCHI UK) titled: Sustainability in Human-Computer Interaction: Insights from Permaculture.

On the edge of the Stewartry National Scenic Area in Dumfries and Galloway lies the hidden gem we call Wild Oak Woods. All but forgotten by modern forestry and agriculture for the last 40 years Wild Oak Woods covers 58 acres of woodland and wildflower meadows with stunning views and fantastic biodiversity. The site is managed for wildlife and people and will provide a demonstration forest garden, renewable energy sources and an eco-campsite.

Anyone who has recently followed the development of the Ghana Permaculture Institute knows: the warm-up phase ended long ago, now the game is in full swing and first milestones have been reached. The finish line is in sight: establishing the first Ecovillage as the core of a West African Permaculture-Network. The Institute, moving surely and steadily forward in the right direction, may now look forward to further ambitious targets which loom on the seemingly far horizon: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Ganet’s Adventure School is an innovative and successful primary school educating over 230 children in northern Malawi. The school was established in 2004 by its current director, Gertrude Banda. It was established in response to a lack of preschool care for children in the community, and has since expanded to incorporate primary school classes due to demand from parents.

The school is recognised across Malawi as being an example of a well-run, innovative non-government school.

My family and I have completed our first season at Applewood North and it has been an extraordinary adventure. Over 50 people have sat around our hearth, and shared stories, songs, visions, laughter, inspiration, tools for change and delicious, nourishing food. Time for a bit of a review as well as taking down marquees and getting things ready for the next part of the adventure.