We've covered permaculture a good number of times before. We've seen a movie demonstrating the potential to grow food in desert regions, we've talked with permaculture practitioner Benjamin Fahrer at the Table of Free Voices, and we've seen the work of Will Hooker in creating a vibrant urban permaculture garden in Raleigh, Noth Carolina. Now we've come across another impressive community project, this time in Burnley in the UK, called Offshoots. Offshoots is essentially a community garden offering hands-on demonstrations of life-style changes that individuals and communities can make to become more sustainable and self-reliant. The project incorporates solar and wind powered buildings, a kiln for making charcoal, a wildlife pond and reed bed, compost toilet, cob building with oven, organic vegetable production, tree nursery, community composting project, backyard demonstration and bee hives. Recently, the group has also been running green wood working courses.
Know of any good permaculture or community garden projects in your area? We'd love to hear about them.