Planning for a year long PDC

Full PDC, (permaculture design course) spread over 12 months, a series of 12 weekends. 1 day theory and one day practical each weekend. Can be completed on-line only, but phisically based at Trefach farm Shropshire. With leading teachers and practitioners.

New Permaculture initiative, Uganda

Plans are well underway to develop the Butambala permaculture learning centre.   Founder Ali Tebandeke has already run a PDC there and is building a supporter network.. there is much more to follow  

Rwandan Women’s Permaculture, stepping out

rwp launch

RWP is now formally registered as a community organisaton in Rwanda. This week featured at this government event for Gisagara district and a big opportunity to connect and share our ideas and experiences. The group has been working with some support from Sector39 and Arkleton Trust as they find their feet as a pioneering permaculture […]

CREDU thoughts on next steps

A brief introdiction to permaculture Small and Slow Solutions Permaculture in school and community. Drawn from 6 years of permaculture project work in Wales and Uganda, S39 produced this manual as a supporting text for our permaculture learners. 100 pages in PDF format, free, donations welcome Small and Slow Solutions – free download I […]

A Climate warning from 1985

Carl Sagan was not wrong Carl Sagan was a brilliant communicator of science and here is his clear and honest appraisal of the climate problem presented to to US congress in 1985. It is fascinating to consider the challanges facing us, from the persepctive of back then, the year afrer I graduated with a degree […]

What is BRIX testing

Introduction to BRIX testing, background S39 is part of the GRFFN network and are engaged in research into soil building and soil quality. This is an introductory lecture on what this means and what we can learn from it. We suggest any members interested in taking part in this experiemtn begin with this video. […]

Laudato Si – the Pope’s 2015 encyclical

This extraordinary and powerful statement is directed at the whole of humanity In 2015 Pope Frances published a remarkable encyclical which he titled Laudato Si.  The topics it reflects on explores our relationhsip with the natural world, the opening paragraph sets out the core theme: 1.”In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of […]