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You can find a wealth of news and knowledge that follows the work of members and partners.

We created and implemented a solar powered Internet Center that provided free permaculture and Information and Computer Technology (ICT) training to local farmers.

Our permaculture and information-sharing program provides free training in permaculture and Information Technology to farmers and to elected “information agents” from each farming group.

by Matt Dunwell

Over the last month we have been working on the first video translated to English from Columbian farmer and scientist Jairo Restrepo, a world expert in Biofertilisers and soil regeneration. Aptly titled Harvesting the Sun and filmed at Ragmans Jairo talks about the wonders of cow manure, soil microbes, trace elements, and their link with increased soil, plant and human health.

My name is Julie, and I am currently travelling in Scotland, visiting different permaculture projects in various places as 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 receiving feedback!

Here we explain each element performs many functions, a principle of permaculture from Bill Mollison and Reny Mia Slay's Introduction to permaculture. The second section first appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of our members' newsletter, Permaculture Works.

There’s plenty of '48hrs in...' guides around this time of year, designed to make most of us feel like we’re not really hip and happening. But what if we were to suggest you spend 48hrs in Goffin Land, Exeter this summer, immersed in permaculture and surrounded by like-minded people, great speakers, inspiring countryside and delicious local food?