Adapt and Thrive: Are You A Climate Conscious Gardener?

Many of the approaches I take in my garden and in my daily life are all about mitigating the impacts of climate change. But adaptation is also extremely important. As well as doing my best to reduce carbon emissions and increase sequestration, I am also very aware of the need to adapt to the inevitableContinue reading “Adapt and Thrive: Are You A Climate Conscious Gardener?”

The Problems With Carbon Offsetting

Carbon offsetting is often used as a carte-blanche for emissions. But there is an inconvenient truth that carbon offsetting alone will not tackle the climate crisis, nor solve the other urgent environmental issues we face. Offsetting is one tool in our arsenal – but it cannot win the war alone. And not all offsetting wasContinue reading “The Problems With Carbon Offsetting”

Designing for Different Climates and Conditions

Sometimes even experienced permaculture designers seem to fall into ruts when it comes to their recommendations and design choices. But it is always important to make sure that we really do respect both the site and the client – and design specifically for each individual project. Recently, I have been working on several different designsContinue reading “Designing for Different Climates and Conditions”