Land and Nature Stewardship

Presenter: 
Tomas Remiarz

Polycultures are seen as a key aspect of permaculture theory and practice. They are also often advocated as an agroecological practice, yet there is very little published research about polyculture practice comprising more than three species, especially in temperate climates.

Presenter: 
Chris Marsh

The workshop is an opportunity to discuss ways of building on the current collaboration between Plants For A Future (PFAF) and the Permaculture Association. We will discuss how the wider international Permaculture movement (and the Transition movement, which has many similar aims) can best take advantage of the information in PFAF’s Plants database and connect with its worldwide user community of gardeners and specialist growers.

Presenter: 
Dave Boehnlein
Paul Kearsley

During this presentation Dave and Paul will introduce the audience to the Bullock’s Permaculture Homestead (http://permacultureportal.com) on Orcas Island, WA. Originally featured in Bill Mollison’s “Global Gardener,” the Bullock family have continued to develop their site and now run one of the longest standing permaculture projects in the world.

Presenter: 
Pietro Zucchetti

The presentation will give an overview of the permaculture design for the P.I.I., with specifics on the implementation of the design over the last 4 years.

It will include a showcase of the off grid home, an analysis of the yields, an analysis of the resilience of the implemented design, the effects of the project on the local community and on the national government, and feedback from some of the students of P.I.I.

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Andrew Millison

We are a group of experienced Permaculture designers (Andrew Millison, Jeremiah Kidd, Koreen Brennan, Loren Luyendyk, Mario Yanez, Neil Bertrando and Rico Zook.) who have come together to form a collaborative design firm, in order to take on larger and more comprehensive projects than any of us can do on our own. We will discuss our rationale by set the historical context, acknowledging the current state of PC, discuss the need, as each of us perceives it, and show evidence for this need across many sectors.

Presenter: 
Chris Warbuton Brown

Cumbria University, Exeter Unversity, Tomas Remiarz and The Permaculture Association Britain collaborated in conducting an online survey of temperate forest gardens, the first of its kind. The survey received over 100 responses. These provide extensive data on location, size, crops grown, motivation, successes and failures.

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Annemarie Brookman

The Food Forest is a certified organic family farm and permaculture learning centre established in 1983 to test and demonstrate the permaculture design system. Today it grows 150 varieties of food and fibre and employs five people.

Creating an effective design for an enterprise is critical to its ultimate success. This presentation explains the ethics and principles by which the property was planned and is run.

Presenter: 
Paulo Bessa

We present a case study of how food can be grown in a polar type of climate. In the far away reaches of the Arctic Circle, where northern lights dance, volcanoes stop airplanes, and people believe in elves, there is an ecocommunity that thrives in the middle of Iceland, Sólheimar (“the house of the sun”).

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Ardhendu S Chatterjee

Nutritional security of small and marginal households can be ensured much better through a combination of local crops, trees and animals, when a garden/farm is designed properly; keeping in mind local soil and climate, as well as lean period and stress factors.

When planning, execution and experimentation, and evaluation are done using participatory tools and processes. When we plan on a watershed basis, the chances of success become much better.

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Jo Barker

When I take people foraging, I have two principles that I hope to inspire them with: That there is food everywhere we go and there is food every day of the year.

In the forest gardens we pick at least 40 different plants everyday of the year for a soup or a salad, in the early summer it can double to over 80.