26th May 2022

Treflach dreaming

New podcast, direct from the farm “Treflach Dreaming” Episode one, exploring the history and folklore of the borderlands Episode two, talking about the farm, farming, ...
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permaculture club at Treflach farm

Perma-Club at Treflach

BRIX testing for soil quality In May last year we embarked on an experiment we hope will run for several years. We are interested in ...
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permaculture class Busia

10 ways permaculture will change your life

Ten of the most useful and most used permaculture ideas and designs taken up by S39 students and course participants.
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bio-sand diagram

Biosand filter

Treating stored rainwater, or surface water to make it potable https://youtu.be/NvFHsIpVPHc The training team in Homa Bay, at PermoAfrica were tasked with making a Bio-sand ...
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Goodbye to an old friend

I am trying not to be too upset, but the beautiful forest garden we designed and planted at Busoga high school is going to be ...
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bonfire biochar

Biochar on a bonfire

Treflach farm laid some of their hedges last winter. This created piles of brash, narrow diameter sticks and twigs that are hard to use usefully ...
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Making fuel from plastic waste

Reclaiming energy from plastic is a huge untapped potential and can help eliminate the plastic waste slowly choking the envirnoment.
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PDC Treflach Farm

It is a an on-line PDC with a 4-day camp in the middle, and an option to return to the farm for the final weekend. ...
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Farm scale permaculture, the next step

Above: Professor Martin Wolfe at Wakelyns Farm, Suffolk a few years ago. He is explaining how resilience, disease resistance and long term soil fertility is ...
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Compost champions!

I take my hat off for the Save School project team, led by Rose Nibagwire, making what to me looks like the biggest compost heap ...
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