This month we look at our sixth Permaculture design principal ‘Produce No Waste’ and how it might offer some new ideas into the Cool Clon, and perhaps some reflections on how we might have lived this principal naturally during Covid-19 restrictions. Apart from composting food scraps and minimising packaging (think Twig!) […]

I think we all know that the #blacklivesmatter movement must extend beyond the USA. We are not outside, but inside this paradigm of white power, privilege, poverty and abuse, it may be less overt here in Ireland but our direct provision centres show how much work there is to be done. […]

PERMANENT CULTURE Principal #5: Use and Value Renewable Resources Allison Roberts looks at the permaculture principal ‘Use and Value Renewable Resources and explains how from simply line-drying our laundry to using renewable energy to power our homes and businesses, we can all seek out more natural, less-resource intense solutions to […]

PERMANENT CULTURE Principal 4 – Our 10,000 Trees (Apply Self-Regulation and Feedback) Remember those 10,000 trees being planted around Clonakilty – the plan from way back before the lock-down? I wanted to revisit my last theme ‘Obtain a Yield’ with the example of the tree planting, and spoke to Istvan Markuly, […]

The permacultural momentum is gaining, spring is in the air and fresh ideas are bubbling out of hibernation, but before I move onto our next principal ‘Obtain a Yield’, I want to share last month’s progress. Over the last month I have been chatting to everyone and anyone about the […]

Continuing on into our exploration of Permaculture and what it might offer to the ‘Cool Clon’ conversation, last month we had a great meet up and brainstorm with Permaculture expert Istvan Markuly, who will continue to guide this journey over the next 11 months. Istvan highlighted the importance of the […]

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