Building community & building soil is how we avert a climate disaster

“if you can’t feed your country, you haven’t got a country“ Climate emergency, food security and community renewal, these things are all very closely linked. The heart of any strategy to combat the climate crisis must work to preserve and enhance diversity in a great many ways. But a healthy civilization sits at first on…

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Everything is Connected..

A very interesting day at the river with Dewi Morris, Emyr Jones and the Llanfyllin High School Sixth Form.  Today we learnt how to make ‘soft river revetments’ using bundles of brash, galvanized wire and sweet chestnut stakes. This low tech, low cost solution to improving degraded and eroding river banks has multiple benefits including…

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OBTAIN A YIELD

We have been coppicing the willow hedge these past couple of weeks at Cae Bodfach. In permaculture we like to say “every element in a design must perform at least 3 functions.”  We have had multi functional uses and yields from the willow hedge that was planted in Cae Bodfach only three years ago. It…

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Thank You

 Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to Alan Hughes of D.A.Hughes Forestry (www.dahughesforestry.co.uk) for kindly donating a huge bag of good quality wood chip to the community orchard. We have re-mulched the dome and herb garden pathway with it. And another BIG THANK YOU to Merve and Ann for the loan of their…

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Natural Play – Observe and Interact

Today at Cae Bodfach there has been a bit of a buzz about building a willow archway to mark the riverside entrance to the orchard. As there has been quite a lot of interest and enthusiasm to learn this fun and useful skill, and with such positive feedback about the lovely willow dome (that was…

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