23rd June – Polar Permaculture

I have just learnt of the sad, sad passing away of an amazing environmental campaigner and perma-culture teacher, advocate and practioner, Paulo Mellet, whom I met and studied with at CAT. It seems more than a happy co-incidence that today I visited the Polar Permaculture project and met an energetic and enthusiastic project leader just at the start of his permaculture journey and already pushing possibilities up here.
After some experimenting the project is running on mainly locally sourced inputs through composting waste materials and concentrating on hardy varieties to limit the energy input needed. This isn’t an easy thing to do up here where almost everything is imported, but it is possible! It was great to meet with such positivity and determination, I’m pretty sure Paulo would have loved it.

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The most green I have seen for a while!

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