I'm looking to find other Permies in Central Scotland for a bit of knowledge sharing, mutual extra pairs of hands and plant swaps.
I'm working slowly on converting a neglected giant lawn of a garden (500 sqm) into productive space and hopefully get a food forest going. Lots of the information available online is usually US based and a little tricky to convert to the unpredictable Scottish climate and trying to stick to a principle of using native or locally raised plants. I do enjoy learning by experimentation, but it would be very nice to learn from others and perhaps avoid wasting time and energy on plantings unlikely to work out.
Anyone not in Central Scotland is welcome to pitch in any experience of planting under fully mature Linden trees. I'll be negotiating around 3 of them as my canopy at first.
Thanks for the heads up, Bryant. I'd looked there before for permaculture courses and groups and there seems to be one in September on Forest Gardens :) Hopefully I can do some real-life hooking up there too.
I’m in Yorkshire rather than Scotland but all things being equal I doubt our climates are significantly different! I don’t have linden trees and have only just become aware of them but I’m quite happy to discuss forest garden matters with you.
Anyway, I second RedHawk on the Permaculture Scotland network. You could also look at https://www.permaculture.org.uk/, as this has a space which lists Permaculture Association U.K. members and their contact details (obviously if they consent). I guess you’ve got to be a member yourself to access the info.
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