In January 2016, I started a PDC. My original thought was that I might use it as a stepping stone to a new career. But something extraordinary happened which has nothing to do with permaculture. I remembered how much I love language and words.
Whilst things went very wrong on the PDC last year, things started to go very right in my job, so why have I returned to the PDC this past weekend? Well, I like to finish what I start – and you always get something from your endeavours.
This Saturday/Sunday we started the design exercise which brings together what was covered over the first five weekends of the course. This year the site being designed is an allotment where university students can grow food as part of a co-op.
All in all, it looks like I’m going to be busy in the kitchen: sorbet, jam, cordial. Most of these won’t make it to autumn, let alone see us through the winter, but great that we can revel in the bounty from our garden.