Category: Permaculture Studies

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Getting to the Root of the Community Garden Conflict

The community garden saga continues! In this post, I share more of what I have been learning as I put my permaculture studies into action and begin the process of creating an urban permaculture design appropriate for my beloved community garden, ¡Esta es Una Plaza!, in the centre of Madrid. Using some permaculture techniques such as stakeholder questionnaires, interviews, and a good old fashioned chat over tea and cake, I...

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Conflict in The Community Garden

Anyone who read my last post about the community garden ¡Esta es Una Plaza!, a community garden in Madrid, may have come away with an idealistic view of a utopian community in the city full of like-minded people, working together for the common good of all and transforming the city in the process.  Whilst this image is indeed accurate in many ways, it would be naive to think that there...

¡Esta es Una Plaza! Inspiring Permaculture in the City

In this post I tell the story of an incredible example of what is possible when people come together to create something different in the world. This magical place is ¡Esta es Una Plaza!, an urban garden in Madrid that I am lucky enough to be using to base my permaculture design project on.  Here I share a bit about my permaculture studies so far and introduce to you this...