Back in November last year, I went to see one of my colleagues playing in her band – she plays the cello – when I saw an advertisement for the Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival which was held in Leeds Town Hall today.
In case you’re wondering, no I am not vegan but I used to be vegetarian and I believe there are as many issues round the production of meat and other animal products as there are fruit and vegetables. So, it made sense to me to have a look at what was going on in the vegan world since last time I looked. Nice strawberry sorbet, at the very least!
Anyway, whilst mentioning more lofty matters, I am really pleased to be registered for a Permaculture Design Course next year. In the past nine months of being aware of permaculture as a concept, I have wanted to do this course but thought it would be impossible because of childcare issues. However, at the Leeds Permaculture Network social last week, it was suggested I could bring my daughter along – presumably for free, since I think at nine she will be a tad too young to do the course herself.
On a more here and now level, the hoped-for rain came overnight and so the soil was a little more workable. Which meant that more mangetout and carrots got sown this afternoon. And a garlic which had bolted came out of the ground….. I’ve never experienced that before.