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

As part of our quarterly Paramaethu Cymru coordinators’ meeting we include a site visit treat! This time we visited dedicated eco builders Debbie and Julian who also happen to grow the most amazing salad, veg and soft fruit.

Are you a yogurt knitting hippy in the eyes of an old farmer? How your entrepreneurial spirit can utilise waste streams? What is the best way to add bees to your design? Can you "permaculture" a hotel? How can we create examples for young people, so that they choose the permaculture route for building their livelihoods? How do we approach planners so that they help us? How can your permaculture business become the beacon of hope around the world?

Dr Nick Taylor

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).