Chris Barton wrote:
Henry Jabel wrote:Anyone in/around gloucestershire / worcestershire area? Would be nice to meet some other people.
Hey there Henry (and everyone else on this glorious island)
I'm a worcestershire resident (malvern) looking to connect with like minded people.
Steve Faulkner wrote:Hi All,
I'm based in the West Midlands, but I also spend a lot of time on Dartmoor, Devon. I intend to move down to Dartmoor in the next couple of years as I feel that with the 'Transition Movement' developing in the South West of England it's the place to be! I would be interested to meet up with fellow Midlanders and also folks from the South West. Also anyone doing the online PDC Course with Patrick Whitefield Associates.
Steve Faulkner wrote:
Where I want to live and where I spend every spare moment (a little village on Dartmoor) the people love the idea of food forests and self sufficiency.
Steve Faulkner wrote:Hi Neil,
That's a shame, I love Scotland and I would of thought that Permaculture would go down a storm in your part of the world. I guess I'm lucky because other people have done all the hardwork where I'm hoping to settle. Totnes and Bristol are not too far away and many other nearby areas are looking to reinvent themselves with the 'Transition Movement' and greener living. The village I want to live in was originally set up many years ago to be a 'Utopian' model of agrarian living. It failed, but the original inhabitants attacked the rocky acid moorland soil with ploughs rather than wooing it with Permaculture.
What are the main difficulties in getting people to take onboard Permaculture where you are Neil?
Steve Faulkner wrote: Although so far on my allotment site (twined with the Gaza Strip) I'm considered a bit of a nut. It seems that everyone else uses 'Round Up' and 'Kurtail' weed killers like cheap aftershave and they rotovate the hell out of the soil.
Joanna Sheldon wrote:Anyone out there from the SE, near Hastings? I'm an American in the UK, wanting to build a rocket mass stove for my small (8' x 12' / 2.5m x 3.5m) greenhouse. Would love to sit down at the kitchen table with someone with a similar interest and work out some drawings for it. Am thinking of using ceramic pipe for the burn chamber and clay pipe to send the gasses around (up one side and down the side of the central path.
M D Scott wrote:East Midlands (Nottingham) here, lurking for quite a while and chatted to some lovely, helpful people on here!
M D Scott wrote:Always nice to meet locals its only a shame I had a more substantial garden, the perils of English land values!