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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Norwich Permaculture Workday and Excursion - 5 March

Not one but TWO permaculture group workdays took place in January....oooh we’re keen!

On a sun sun sunny day in Hethersett we had an afternoon in Erik’s garden. A good old wood-chopping, bed-mulching, perpetual-onion- transplanting, vegetable-lactofermenting (a way of preserving for those that weren't there!) session.

Ruth (like a lightning bolt) then organised a second workday at her house to maintain her shed sauna. A superinsulated double roof layer stuffed with straw was crafted then re-felted decreasing the amount of wood needing to be chopped to keep it toasty (and dry!). Activity rolled into the evening with various food experiments to create a meal with the ingredients contributed.

Thanks and welcome to new faces Lesley, Louisa, Matt, Luci, Ruth and Clare for their time and energy.

Sat 5March. Workday at Brenna’s, Kirkstead .Activities could include: preparing a no-dig veg area (which does initially involve some digging!),coppicing willows building a haybox cooker (and possibly modifications on our outside fridge) planting comfrey, planting out seedlings..lots of general garden stuff! Contact Brenna for more info/directions. brennasbox@yahoo.com

Sat 19th March 2011 Our first excursion! To two sites registered with the Permaculture Association as good demonstration sites of permaculture design in action. We will be visiting: The Apricot Centre, Manningtree and The Peoples Community Garden in Ipswich. Having tours and doing a little work as a thank you for hosting us. We will leave Norwich at 09.00 and return at 18.50. Contact Tierney if you are interested in coming along (Tierneywoods@yahoo.co.uk).

Bed mulching/perpetual onion transplanting, Erik’s wood pile (no we didn’t chop all that wood that day!),shed sauna pre-renovations