Stroud Permaculture Course 2013

Stroud permaculture Course
Last Thursday I taught the green buildings and woodlands sessions on the second Stroud permaculture design course. The following Sunday we all gathered at our woodyard on Duchy Home Farm for a days tree felling. This is a very popular day in the woodland behind the yard. It’s a humbling experience to work as a group felling a large mature tree by hand with axes and two-man felling saws. There’s a lot of grunting and puffing and a fair amount of tension in the air. It may be a surprise to everyone how hard this activity actually is but the power of collaborative human effort never fails to amaze me. It’s good to know and to ‘feel’ the effort that felling a tree really  requires. It was only about 60yrs ago that chainsaws came into popular use. Before then this was the ONLY way to do it. Who knows those days may come again.

I highly recommend doing a permaculture course. It’s one of the best courses I’ve ever attended. To find out more about 2014 Stroud permaculture course contact Seb at

To find out more about permaculture go to the national website

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