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It was New Year 2015, and I was on a new diet.

A “putting eastern food back into my life” diet!

I had just returned to the UK after 6 years living in China. It wasn’t the first Christmas I’d come back for so I was used to the glut that the festive season brings but successional changed in my natural gut flora over the years meant I found it really difficult to return to a full-time diet of cold meat sandwiches, biscuits and beer.

Over the last year I have started finding a much-needed rhythm to my life. I feel this has been partially due to my Shamanic studies as well as my continued learning about permaculture design methodology and how it can help design all areas of a person's life. I have started surveying and assessing the way my house works for us as a family.

The new Lush Spring Prize is giving away £200,000 for social and environmental regeneration. Prize-winners will be decided by a panel of judges reflecting a range of networks including Permaculture, Transition, Biomimicry and Food Sovereignty. Projects from around the world are invited to apply (closing date February 28 2017). Is your project eligible?

The Permaculture Association have arranged with Paul Sandford of Albert Square Mediation Limited (ASM) that in 2017 he will if required undertake voluntary, pro bono, online (Skype) mediations for our organisation.

by Peter Stopp

Permaculture Association member Peter Stopp shares his reflections on the day at Graceworks, 19 November 2016.