A few years ago, I joined the Permaculture International Research Network. However, nothing ever seemed to happen and then the email address I was using to access the group went belly up.

Along came a revamped group, which was using a new platform, but the inertia continued – until last month. An email arrived, inviting me to join a Zoom meeting, which took place this morning. And what a lift to the spirits, not least because I got to speak to new people from around Europe. People who are as interested in forest gardens as much as me!

Anyway, all being well, the group will really get going from now on. In the meantime, it was so good to be ‘with’ some people who wouldn’t be throwing their food in my front garden.

The food round the base of the Kniphofia may not be visible in the photo. It wasn’t actually immediately visible to me but having seen it, I’m now wondering how it get there. Of course, there could be some innocent explanation but in the back of mind I feel a degree of uneasiness.

PIRN continues to look for members from around the world. I was working with a group of Forest Garden practitioners in Europe but in other breakout groups there were medicinal herbalists, researchers in nutrition, research toolkit developers, regenerative agriculturists and those interested in the social side of Permaculture, for example, from a wider range of countries.

If you would like to join the Network, please contact Philipp Grunewald: hello@collaborativecommunity.co.uk

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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4 Responses to PIRN

  1. I’m glad you have found another supportive group to belong to.

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