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Designing using Permaculture

Designing using Permaculture

Here are my 10 key things to include when designing with Permaculture ‘Begin with the end in mind’ Steven R. Covey. Stating clearly ‘what we want’ Is the same as having a clear goal or objective. This helps all designing, designing using permaculture is no exception. ...

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August Land Art

August Land Art

During August (2021) I did a series of walks with the specific purpose that at some point during the walk I would  'be creative'. This creativity was limited to resources that were 'natural' using found natural materials that I know will rot and decay and will not...

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Planning to get the most from our time

Planning to get the most from our time

I have used lots of planning tools over my career. Two key things I've noticed is that there is neither a 'one-tool-fits-all' from the tool perspective and from the time perspective, different tools are useful at different times. Here is a strategy I've found useful...

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Using the Zoning Tool in Design

Using the Zoning Tool in Design

What is it? It is about efficient energy planning, by grouping things according to how often they are used how often they need to be serviced. The zones are usually numbered from 00 to 5 with zone 00 being our bodies and zone 5 being the wilderness area eg the area we...

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Doing Socially Engaged Art projects

Doing Socially Engaged Art projects

You may have read in the '5 things I've learnt about Art' post that manure is a really useful anti-vandalism devise. The straw bale planters (as featured in the photo) were left untouched because of the smell. It's true. I've done a number of socially engaged art...

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5 top tips about Permaculture

5 top tips about Permaculture

Here are 5 of my top permaculture learnings: permaculture brings a conscious grounding to decision making the process of designing is actually really simple but really effective using a few tools with skill is more effective than having every tool in the toolkit often...

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5 top tips about Art

5 top tips about Art

Learning...  You know when some gleam of understanding comes and everything crackles - in a good way?! Here are 5 of my top art learnings: art is a language that needs time and space to make itself heard we know the language of art intuitively but don't always realise...

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