Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Internship – Water Harvesting Project…

Following the PDC Michelle hosted an NVC introduction before we started the internship project.  Due to the urgency of water needs on site we decided to direct our efforts there.  A structure was designed and built using mostly natural or recycled materials and with the help of all the folk who stayed on to help in a matter of days we had the beginnings of our water harvesting system.

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We decided on a green roof, partly to fit more into the landscape but also to make use of resources we had on site.  This will slow the water collection down but should make little difference once at saturation point.  The multi functionality of the structure offers protection to the secure storage facility whilst allowing some space for shelter when outdoor workers need it.  It also provides a wildlife habitat and cuts down on rain noise.  Finishing touches have been held up due to a planning enforcement notice.

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PDC at The Patch

The middle of June saw The Patch host it’s first PDC with Richard Perkins coming to teach in his unique style.  The yurt went up, the kitchen was built, the library installed and before we knew it there was more than 2o people pitched up for the next 3 weeks.  It was an incredible learning experience and one I was very glad to be part of.  Details of the internship to follow…

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Nina’s Medlar

At the beginning of June we planted a medlar tree for our new niece – Nina Eve. We decided to put it in with our vegetable garden using the principle of the things that are closest to zone 1 get the most attention.  The Patch is starting to look very nice and soon we’ll be welcoming our students for a Permaculture Design Course…

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