When did it happen that time became a forward line? When did the idea of an inevitability of progress settle in the psyche of the western mind? When did we as human beings set ourselves apart, thinking that we are at the head of the parade? And how does all of that affect our relationship to place and planet? These are questions I have been asking myself for a while, questions I might never have the answers to.Read More
In a time that often seems dominated by conflict, economic deprivation and environmental destruction, Permaculture points into a different direction and offers opportunity.Read More
I am watchful of the garden; And oh how it tells me a story, As the strawberries come And the strawberries go, The tayberries come ...Read More
This summer we are running a Permaculture inspired 24-hour Designing Edible Landscapes training course at Spires in Streatham. The course is funded by Lambeth and supported by Incredible Edible Lambeth and therefore free to attend for anyone who can make it.Read More
The May Newsletter is out with upcoming gardening sessions, volunteer opportunities, blogposts and stories, pictures and more... Find it here.Read More
Small and slow solutions is one of my favourite Permaculture principles. Not only does it relate to the type of interventions that a designer makes on a piece of land, it describes a helpful attitude to life.Read More
First time novelist, Sarah Kisielowski, joined the Introduction to Permaculture weekend to find out how its principles might apply to creativity and writing.
Permaculture is an intuitive framework for change that reconnects us to each other, the natural world, and ourselves.
This was the opening definition...Read More
There is a short profile and some additional Q&A by Social Landscapes founder Michel Thill in this quarter's Green Spirit Magazine.Read More
Today, we sent out our first newsletter of 2017, including updates on the Permaculture Design Course, links to the Permaculture Association blog post, Mich's latest post exploring a permaculture principles, opportunities to collaborate and volunteer and more..Read More
Do you want to learn about Permaculture and improve your gardening skills? Are you looking for opportunities to do Permaculture designs, maybe implement them?
Come and do some gardening at Treadwell, a private home in the process of being turned into a Permaculture demonstration site. Over the next months we're hoping to transform this disused and trashed piece of land into an edible refuge.Read More
This week, the UK Permaculture Association published a short version of our 5 stories of Permaculture Design Course participants on their blog.
Find the full post here.Read More
This is the first of a series of short blog posts exploring the core permaculture principles and relating them to our work at Social Landscapes.
Lately, in my work as well as on Permaculture courses, I have been exploring the topic of livelihood. Livelihood is often described as “that which sustains us” and for us in the west, more often, “that which brings in an income”.Read More
“Permaculture is thinking like an ecosystem”
On the second day of the 2016 Permaculture Design Course the concept above was mentioned, from that moment on Andrea, also known as Dre, began to question the impact of why and how we approach things. Ecosystems rely on dependency, much like the human ecosystem we all live in.
"I hope to make the world a better place by fostering resilience in communities."
Robert’s passion for permaculture runs deep, beginning at school twenty years ago, when his Geography teacher taught his class the fundamental principles. Robert went on to study Environmental Sciences at University and is now a member of...Read More
This week I delivered the last of three gardening sessions at Bandstand Beds on Clapham Common. The session was on Soil and Compost, a topic I am particularly passionate about. With this post I’d like to share some tips and tricks for your own compost experiments at home.Read More
The team at the community garden Bandstand Beds on Clapham Common have used some of their funding to organise a series of three winter workshops on their site. Michel Thill from Social Landscapes was invited to deliver the sessions. In the first workshop the group has explored strategies for natural pest control.Read More
“I feel like I know a secret and want to share it with the world!”
This time, I find myself sitting in a café near Old Street, chatting to the outgoing Natasha. Deciding that spending the majority of your waking hours in a job that doesn’t bring you much satisfaction, in August 2015 Natasha...Read More
For those of you who prefer Italian, the previous blog post "5 reasons permaculture has become a global movement" was translated into Italian for the Magazine Permacultura & Transizione. See the whole article here.Read More