Author Archives: edwardtyler

About edwardtyler

I live in Kintyre, the long peninsula acting as a natural breakwater for the Firth of Clyde, west of Glasgow. A Permaculture and Transition practitioner, I am working with fellow community activists to co-create a resilient and vibrant local bioregion.

RL3 – Atlantic Woodland

The West Coast of Scotland, being wet and relatively warm all year thanks to the influence of the Atlantic, is home to Celtic Rainforest (so-named because it is also found on the west coast of Ireland and other ocean-facing coasts

RL3 – Atlantic Woodland

The West Coast of Scotland, being wet and relatively warm all year thanks to the influence of the Atlantic, is home to Celtic Rainforest (so-named because it is also found on the west coast of Ireland and other ocean-facing coasts

RL2 – bring back the Beaver

Our boglands slowly release the water held within the masses of sphagnum; the water comes together in burns flowing down towards the sea, never far away. In some areas there are a few miles of low-lying ground and it is

RL2 – bring back the Beaver

Our boglands slowly release the water held within the masses of sphagnum; the water comes together in burns flowing down towards the sea, never far away. In some areas there are a few miles of low-lying ground and it is

Defining your home region

The “bioregion” as is currently defined is too big.  It is possible to conceive of “meta” regions based on river catchments/watershed boundaries (essential for ecosystem management purposes) but an individual’s lived experience is of a much smaller, “sub-region” within the

Defining your home region

The “bioregion” as is currently defined is too big.  It is possible to conceive of “meta” regions based on river catchments/watershed boundaries (essential for ecosystem management purposes) but an individual’s lived experience is of a much smaller, “sub-region” within the

Resilient Land 1 – Peat bogs

This is the first in a series of themed posts in which I set out a new policy framework for how we use land in the Highlands of Scotland. The first ecosystem I want to highlight is our boglands, which

Resilient Land 1 – Peat bogs

This is the first in a series of themed posts in which I set out a new policy framework for how we use land in the Highlands of Scotland. The first ecosystem I want to highlight is our boglands, which

Hinterland

Hinterland is originally a German word meaning “beyond land” and was first used to describe the land on the edge of a port. It has subsequently evolved and is often now used metaphorically, referring to that which is outside the

Hinterland

Hinterland is originally a German word meaning “beyond land” and was first used to describe the land on the edge of a port. It has subsequently evolved and is often now used metaphorically, referring to that which is outside the

The power of Phragmites

I was on my local Chleit beach (west coast of Kintyre) on 20 November and was surprised to see tender young reeds growing there. Normally at this time the plant is under siege from below as winter winds scour away

The power of Phragmites

I was on my local Chleit beach (west coast of Kintyre) on 20 November and was surprised to see tender young reeds growing there. Normally at this time the plant is under siege from below as winter winds scour away

Where You At?

Originally posted on Dengie Bioregion:
? Claire collecting water from Buell Spring, Danbury in May 2016 ? A key resource in bioregional thinking is the ‘Where You At? A Bioregional Quiz’, developed by Leonard Charles, Jim Dodge, Lynn Milliman, and Victoria…

Where You At?

Originally posted on Dengie Bioregion:
? Claire collecting water from Buell Spring, Danbury in May 2016 ? A key resource in bioregional thinking is the ‘Where You At? A Bioregional Quiz’, developed by Leonard Charles, Jim Dodge, Lynn Milliman, and Victoria…