Working across Kintyre to co‐create a green, flourishing local economy.
I am gradually implementing and maintaining my permaculture design for a rural bioregion. I have been working on this design for many years. Two projects I have been helping steer since 2009 have started to see the implementation of Kintyre Bioregional: Big Green Tarbert and Local Produce. The design is a framework working on four levels: Neighbourhood, community, bioregion and administrative region (Argyll and Bute Council area). As with Transition groups, it focusses on a number of themes: food, energy, transporand culture. The themes I have been most active on are food and energy. As a “scaled up” project it has links with ArgyllPermaculture and Transition Helensburgh.
Right: The Healing Garden at tarbert Health Centre
RonMara, our family home in the middle of the Kintyre peninsular, is the hub for the project. I am currently implementing the design for the garden.Visitors will be able to look round the garden (part of the Local Produce project), learn about its design and also how it fits in with Kintyre Bioregional. Kintyre Bioregional will also be explained in detail. They will also be able to visit other participating sites.
Above and below: RonMara Garden, including green roofed summer house and wetland cells with willow beds
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