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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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Creating Swales and Berms in an Allotment

Creating Swales and Berms in an Allotment

This is some notes on building swales and berms on our south facing sloping allotment. We got the plot in December 2019 when it was overgrown with couch grass and bindweed and have been gradually cultivating it and observing it. In 2020 we decided to create swales and...

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