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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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Starting our veg garden…

Our vegetable garden was made purely with what we could find mostly for free.  We gathered lots of cardboard to sheet mulch with.  We then collected hazel from the hedge rows on our lane and began to weave some raised beds.  We found more old fence posts and marked out our area – nice and close to the van and the shipping container.  On freecycle we came across as much rotten horse poo as we needed and we mixed that with comfrey.  It wasn’t long before we had our first packs of biodynamic seeds from Stormy Hall Seeds and were planting them.  A gate and some chicken wire kept out the deer and rabbits and we were away…

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