The National Trust-owned Gibside Estate at Rowlands Gill just outside of Newcastle is the spectacular location for a true community-led growing project which uses part of an historically significant walled garden on the estate along with some fields a couple of miles from the main site. To read more click on the post title or image.
A couple of times a year – in the warm summer months when maintenance needs are high – the good folk of Abundant Earth near Durham invite the young people of Europe, en mass, to come to a residential volunteer fortnight – a fortnight of fun and frolics, community and some not inconsequential land work!! To read more click on the post title or image.
Tucked into the folds of the land of County Durham lies the hidden permaculture gem of Abundant Earth. Here a small workers cooperative produces fresh organic vegetables and chicken eggs which are supplied to the good folk of Durham through a weekly veg box scheme, and their mixed salads also going to local eateries ………………….click on the post title or image to find out more.