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Soil Food Web

Was great to talk yesterday with Luke Louka, first met teaching in Cyprus with Rakesh Bhambri. He’s now in Costa Rica as Director of Operations for Dr Elaine Ingham’s amazing organisation -same time zone as Oregon but very different place to be… Always good to connect with old friends. ( […]

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Disturbance in the Force

Great conversation with the lovely Tomas Remiarz yesterday. Wide ranging and stimulating. We got on to how there are always some people around who want to ‘have a go’ about permaculture or ‘the community’. I really appreciated Tomas’ insight and asked him to write it down for me. Which he […]

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Sleep

Without which we are lost Sleep is such an important part of our lives. Without adequate rest we ultimately go mad. But what of dreams? What of the unknown ‘other world’ we visit in our sleep. How much sleep do we all need? Individually or collectively. A fascinating topic. Never […]

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Poem for a Friend

What are friends for? What are friends for? Well of course for when you need them When we feel poor As we all do now and then. Poverty taunts us in many ways Touch and laughter, hunger Lack of appreciation, being unpaid Some pains are fleeting. Some linger longer. Warmth […]

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Building Tomorrow

As the clock rolls over from one day to another. I think to myself why am I still here? It’s because I care. Here’s how I am sent in an e-mail to the people I mention: “I was lying in bed last night feeling lonely.  I was trying to find […]

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A Little Leitmotif to Start The Week

A Little Sketch At Bedtime There has been much prose of late About things I care about So much dross about things I hate From those who love to spout It seems to meThat we have need of light of levityAnd a little poetry Daily The changes of the seasons […]

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Today’s lesson (for me) – Teamwork!

Well it’s a bright and early start (at least for old codgers like me). Up and at it 8 a.m. Even managed a couple of boiled eggs (we’re lucky to have friends (Mark & Jessica) who give us eggs from their profuse supply (apologies Vegan friends). At 9 o’clock Jason […]

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Distress

Distress What are friends for?  Well sometimes ‘the world is too much with us’.  And we need a steadying hand on the tiller of life.  Steering our way through all that life brings us isn’t always easy.  Think of it like the unsinkable Titanic… we’re sailing along fine, our bodies […]

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I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet

The Red Shed North hardy plant nursery – designed for forest gardens Newsflash- the full story We are delighted to announce the Red Shed Nursery is moving.  A little history, a little of the present and a little of the future are needed to understand this announcement. Our original nursery […]

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Apple Day October 19th 2019

Well now… As the very first people to run Apple day in Scotland way back when in the 1980’s we’ve more experience than most. This year we moved from the second weekend to the third to avoid clashing with other events. What we did clash with was the most almighty […]

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