Category Archives: Food

Bioregioning at International Permaculture Convergence, London.

I’ve just settled back in West Scotland after an intense couple of weeks in the London area at both the International Permaculture Conference and Convergence. At the Convergence I gave a presentation on Co-Creating Bioregions. You can see it yourself

Bioregioning at International Permaculture Convergence, London.

I’ve just settled back in West Scotland after an intense couple of weeks in the London area at both the International Permaculture Conference and Convergence. At the Convergence I gave a presentation on Co-Creating Bioregions. You can see it yourself

Common pool resources and the Firth of Clyde

Yesterday I was at a meeting in Campbeltown called by the Scottish Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) at which were gathered fishing boat skippers, community activists and local tradition bearers. It proved to be a heated meeting, but ended in mutual

Common pool resources and the Firth of Clyde

Yesterday I was at a meeting in Campbeltown called by the Scottish Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) at which were gathered fishing boat skippers, community activists and local tradition bearers. It proved to be a heated meeting, but ended in mutual

Bioregional patterns: the nest.

I have been working as a Permaculture practitioner for nearly 20 years. Permaculture uses a pattern language originated by Bill Mollison in the 70’s. He had the insight that if we are to develop truly sustainable people-based systems we need

Bioregional patterns: the nest.

I have been working as a Permaculture practitioner for nearly 20 years. Permaculture uses a pattern language originated by Bill Mollison in the 70’s. He had the insight that if we are to develop truly sustainable people-based systems we need

Food trading networks between bioregions

Resources are a key aspect of bioregions. Bioregioning involves looking carefully at our local resources and using them to feed, clothe and shelter ourselves. If we take agriculture as an example, the answer seems simple: in all bioregions we get

Food trading networks between bioregions

Resources are a key aspect of bioregions. Bioregioning involves looking carefully at our local resources and using them to feed, clothe and shelter ourselves. If we take agriculture as an example, the answer seems simple: in all bioregions we get

Kintyre Bioregion

Kintyre Bioregion – part of ScotLAND Kintyre Bioregion is a collaboration of various permaculture projects across the Kintyre peninsular which includes Daisy Cottage, Tabert Community Healing Garden, Ron Mara near Muasdale, Bruce’s Stone Croft near Carradale and Judy Martin’s sites

Kintyre Bioregion

Kintyre Bioregion – part of ScotLAND Kintyre Bioregion is a collaboration of various permaculture projects across the Kintyre peninsular which includes Daisy Cottage, Tabert Community Healing Garden, Ron Mara near Muasdale, Bruce’s Stone Croft near Carradale and Judy Martin’s sites

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Kintyre apple harvest

This year was our best harvest since we planted our forest garden at Daisy Cottage in Tarbert. The backbone of the garden are the apple trees, ably supported by blackcurrants. The currants have povided many kilos of fruit year on

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Kintyre apple harvest

This year was our best harvest since we planted our forest garden at Daisy Cottage in Tarbert. The backbone of the garden are the apple trees, ably supported by blackcurrants. The currants have povided many kilos of fruit year on

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Local Produce

I have been working for the past couple of years on the Local Produce project to increase sales of produce in Kintyre and the islands to the west (Islay, Jura and Gigha). This has culminated in a food map which

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Local Produce

I have been working for the past couple of years on the Local Produce project to increase sales of produce in Kintyre and the islands to the west (Islay, Jura and Gigha). This has culminated in a food map which