Permaculture Day 2015: In Support of Soil Report - call for more contributions!
A huge thank you to those of you who helped more people to hear about the benefits of permaculture on International Permaculture Day!
You were part of 200 events and actions in 43 countries - thank you for making them happen!
Some Permaculture Association members have already shared their successes with the network:
Abundant Earth, Co Durham:
It may have been freezing cold but around 70 of you came to the Abundant Earth open day today....Thanks for your effort and your company!
The day coincided with International Permaculture Day. This year the focus was on soil and Wilf gave tours and talks throughout the day relating to this topic.
Children ate fairy cakes and bounced on the trampoline, some of them bottle fed the lambs and planted flowers.
|Matt giving a wood turning demo at Abundant Earth|
Matt made a beautiful bowl on his pole lathe for all see. Beth tried to weave on the peg loom but it was a bit chilly!
Lashings of hot tea was freely available and tasty cakes were for sale; a percentage of which we will send to the Kathmandu Earthquake fund.
|Mike and Vicky demonstrating bio char at Abundant Earth|
We also sold our eggs, salad and some of west ridings organic compost.
There were a great deal of leaflets and books to browse and there was a dvd playing about permaculture and soil.
Our next open day is on Sunday September 6th! Save the date!!!
Pennerley Permaculture Project, Shropshire:
We had 14 people come for a two hour tour of the plots and forest garden followed by tea, cake and discussion. A good time was had by all. One person e-mailed after to say, "We just wanted to drop you a brief note to say a real big thanks for your time and insights on Sunday – packed full of gems and golden nuggets and very much appreciated."
Worries about the weather disappeared almost as soon as we came on site – the afternoon was fresh and glorious. A great turn out of people, lured by the promise of learning more about soil and how to manage it meant we got lots done and ate well. Read more on the blog...
|Searching for frogs at Glengall Wharf, Peckham|
The Grange, Norfolk
|Ian making pizza for dinner at The Grange|
|The Beautiful Spring Greens Fair 2015|
Mike Pope, Lancashire
Offshoots Permaculture Project, Lancashire
Please help the International Permaculture Day organisers by sharing your stories and photos, so that we can celebrate everyone's involvement!
If you would like to host a talk, course, festival, tea party, seed swap or anything else for International Permaculture Day 2016, please let us know!