Thursday, 29 December 2011
Below is a list of the shows I currently watch.
As of Dec 2011
River Cottage with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
The Food Hospital
Kevin's Grand Design
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
I spent an hour with a friend from work who has an opportunity develop some land in Morocco. This meeting was a solid goals articulation meet, along with tasks set for him to do the same with his wife. Along with him summarising some agricultural reports from French to English for me.
Guess to do a real survey of the land I'll have to go visit. Sooo many projects so little time.
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Friday, 14 October 2011
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Here's the Prezi as a bonus.
Click here for the demonstartion
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Note: Richard uses the word AWESOME allot.
I'm planning to be there on both weekends. As Richard is my tutor on my current diploma. I also took the two week full PDC with Richard back in June 2011 in Norfolk.
A highly reccomended trainer. Here is his webpage (http://www.integralpermanence.org/contact.html), and a place you can contact him.
|Click on the poster to maximize|
Friday, 30 September 2011
Here's more - http://www.opensourceecology.org/
Sunday, 18 September 2011
1. Life Review, a 4,000 word essay on my journey so far. A chance for me to reflect. (not looking forward to this as the written word is not a strong area for me)
2. Articulation - document/ mindmap describing my personal vision, long term goals and sacred questions and areas of Interest (Have started this using Vue)
3. Skillflex - A mind map of the skills I currently have (using Vue for this also)
4. Action learning pathway - mindmap of the skills I plan to gain during the diploma process (you guessed it, Vue again)
5. CV/ Resume - 2 pages (I can fit mine into 1, is that a good thing?)
6. Basic website - to present the vision for my business plan and the diploma. (So far here it is)
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
What's going well in my life
What I'm finding challenging
What my immediate next steps are
What my long term goals are
While one person goes through these, another will take notes and email back a summary. No one is to interrupt while they answer the four questions.
So here are mine for right now in my life.
What's going well?
Knowing I'm part of this group, and doing the diploma in a more construtive way is really motivating.
Having my wife now fully on board the permaculture bandwagon pleases me eminencly
What I'm finding challenging?
Money and time, I have very little spare of either and to action learn about allot the skills I want will cost me both
My next steps
Browse a few online portfolios
upload pictures from this trip
Transfer all key dates into my Outlook
Mind map for my first project
My long term goals
Relocate to a warmer climate
Open a center of learning
Be really really happy
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Thursday, 14 July 2011
Friday, 8 July 2011
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Saturday, 25 June 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Monday, 25 April 2011
Sunday, 17 April 2011
Monday, 11 April 2011
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Sunday, 13 March 2011
|Last summer's (2010) climbers|
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
If you're serious about cycling as your main form of transport, you'll need some decent pannier bags to lug stuff around. Above I'm struggling to hold up 30kg plus split into a pair of Ortliebs which I'd just taken of the rear rack of my bike. They're tried and test design and production is the benchmark of pannier bags. Waterproofing to the extent where they can be fully submerged. They'll set you back close to £100 for a pair. Pricey, but worth every penny. I have easily packed the food shop into these, training gear, clothes, if it fits into the bag and not too fragile you can transport it on your bike using these, and in comfort. Having a heavy back pack on while cycling is far from.
Here's a crazy test of their strength.
Bags used to deliver sand and other building materials work well for this.
Over the year it should break down into lovely leaf mould. This will make a great carbon rich soil topper on my heavy clay soil.
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
field beans, which are doing better then those in the beds. I'll chop and drop these into the pot once the weather warms.
comfrey is making a come back and will be back stronger their first year. I'll be using the leaves to make a liquid feed.
In this corner I have two bags filled with autumn leaves from the front garden which should give me leaf mould come next autumn. I purchased the mushroom log which has mushroom spoors placed into drilled holes. Lets see how it turns out.
|Planted x 3 Minarette fruit trees, 2 variates of cherry and pictured here a duel variety pear.|
Monday, 7 March 2011
1. Worm Tea, this is the liquid which seeps to the bottom and is collected via a tap. I add this diluted to my watering can and use like a liquid feed.
2. Worm Castings, which I also dilute with water and spread over my soil.