"When we design, we are always building for future floods, future fires, future droughts, and planting a tree a few inches tall that will be future forest giants, throw future shadows. Future populations will need future soils and forest resources, shelter, security. So somebody needs to range ahead in time, scout out the next century. We are not daydreaming. We are time scouts." Bill Mollison (1928- 2016)
This section is about our plans for the future. To find out more about our immediate programme, go here.
The first issue of Northern Edge was well received, and we are pleased that some of you have already come forward with contributions for this, our second, issue. The general idea is to make sure all our permaculture friends are well-connected. Northern Edge is designed for you, the reader, so please do get in touch and let us know what you enjoy or would like to see more of. We don't have any effective tracking on who is reading this, so it would be great to hear from you, even if it's simply to know that you are connected. Use any of the routes to contact us, either here, or e-mail or phone us.
Northern Edge is published quarterly. If you are not receiving e-mail notifications of publication, you can ask for them here and we will let you know when the next issue is available.
We are currently establishing a programme of Urban Gardening and Practical Permaculture skills which we will be advertising shortly. These courses and workshops will aim to combine theory with practice and offer individuals the chance to enhance and develop their skill sets.
Each and every workshop will offer a theoretical knowledge base, followed by working together to implement a designed application using each particular technique in selected permaculture sites in Lancashire and Cheshire.
Here is a list of some of the workshops we have in mind. We would really appreciate it if you would register your potential interest in advance, so we can schedule the programme accordingly. We are also keen for our community members to make suggestions or offer ideas as to other potential workshops that we can offer in the future. Urban Gardening and Practical Permaculture Skills