An introduction to Permaculture on Tottenham Marshes

Three of us joined an introduction to permaculture course at the weekend, which was a fun and inspiring couple of days. It was run by Naturewise, and hosted by Friends of Tottenham Marshes at their Waterside centre in the Lee Valley.

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Day one dealt with the theory of permaculture – the basic principles of working with nature, observing systems as a whole, and creating beneficial relationships.

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On day two we got a bit more hands-on, planting seeds, clearing brush, creating insect habitats, and making terraced beds.

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Since permaculture forms the foundations for Transition Towns, it was very helpful to get to grips with the basic concepts. There’s lots more to explore and to learn, but I can already see how the permaculture approach can be applied as a thinking tool.

If you would like to take a similar course, Naturewise will be running two-day courses in North London in May. Details here.

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