Posts Tagged: Kintyre

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

Mapping the Clyde bioregion

It’s not possible to encapsulate a bioregion in a single map. In 2015 McCloskey created one for “Cascadia”, the name given to the huge bioregion of a mighty part of the western seaboard of the USA and Canada. However, in

Mapping the Clyde bioregion

It’s not possible to encapsulate a bioregion in a single map. In 2015 McCloskey created one for “Cascadia”, the name given to the huge bioregion of a mighty part of the western seaboard of the USA and Canada. However, in

Joining the solar revolution

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are going up on our house in mid-Kintyre. We are right by the coast despite being at a high latitude: this helps our solar gain as coastal areas get more sunshine hours than inland areas. We

Joining the solar revolution

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are going up on our house in mid-Kintyre. We are right by the coast despite being at a high latitude: this helps our solar gain as coastal areas get more sunshine hours than inland areas. We

Transition Kintyre begins

Transition Kintyre was born last Sunday at the Christmas Market in the Malt Barn, Campbeltown. We had two stalls at the event, showing films of inspiring projects and selling local produce in the form of cheese, oatcakes, chutneys, jams and

Transition Kintyre begins

Transition Kintyre was born last Sunday at the Christmas Market in the Malt Barn, Campbeltown. We had two stalls at the event, showing films of inspiring projects and selling local produce in the form of cheese, oatcakes, chutneys, jams and

Bioregion pattern: the tree

The second pattern I am using to co-create my bioregion is the tree; an example of a dendritic or branching pattern which is found throughout the natural world. I have used the same examples I used in the nest pattern,

Bioregion pattern: the tree

The second pattern I am using to co-create my bioregion is the tree; an example of a dendritic or branching pattern which is found throughout the natural world. I have used the same examples I used in the nest pattern,

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