Intro Tour : Starting Permaculture at Winglewood. VIDEO

by | Mar 25, 2021 | Musings Blog | 5 comments

Not only do all of the themes throughout the Six Series at Winglewood combine and cross over, but they also apply at pretty much any scale.

We could delve in to a topic from a global perspective, but much of the same thoughts will always be relevant to a local community or an individual too.

We Have A Site For Our Content To Get Hands On.

I’m hugely excited to start using this beautiful plot of land as an opportunity to explore many of the ideas at a bit of a micro scale.
We’ll always be looking much beyond this too, but this will be a great place for putting things in to action.

The plot is around an acre in size.
That’s pretty small when it comes to discussing the World’s problems. But it’s perfect for exploring the interactions between our varied needs, and recognising the benefits that come when we understand the connections between them all.

Before we dive in to anything too specific, I wanted to give you this quick tour around to offer a feel for the site and what we’re starting out with.
Have a watch of the video above!

You can learn more about the Winglewood Series and read the introductions through the links here.

Or watch the Intro Animation to get an understanding of the thinking behind Winglewood.


This Post Is From Helen's Musings Blog.

In addition to the Six Series Helen also runs her Musings to voice her concepts & perspectives, which drive the thinking behind Winglewood & the Series.

Our Series Structure is designed to help us identify the relationships between the stories that affect our lives.

  1. Steve P

    Wow, very exciting! This sounds like quite the undertaking. It will be interesting to follow along to see what is possible. I have been trying to use less chemicals and more natural products. Will Richard be making anything from the felled trees?

    • Helen Fisher

      Thanks Steve, it’s certainly keeping me busy and I’m really loving having this project to get stuck in to at the moment. I’ve dipped in and out of working on the place over the past few years, but kept allowing life to be too busy to get any traction. I’m now absolutely determined and rearing to go!
      The trunks on the felled trees have been kept in nice long lengths to get as much usable timber out of them as possible. We haven’t had chance to look at splitting them yet but I’m sure there’s some decent sections there to build something from eventually. I’ll keep you posted on that.

      • Steve P

        Any plans for beekeeping/apiary? I always found it interesting when people keep bees and harvest honey and propolis and wax. Plus, its interesting to taste the difference in honey based on what the bees are pollenating, citrus vs flowers etc.

        • Helen Fisher

          It’s something I’d be eager to get in to, and I’d find it fascinating to be harvesting our own honey and wax.
          I’ve been reading a lot about bees of late and have learnt how important it is to encourage those wild and solitary species too, that are often out competed by managed honeybee populations. It’s something I’d had no idea on previously and has got me thinking about the benefits of planting species that blossom early in the season too, as the warming weather has been making bees active longer through the year. I’m going to keep learning more and will try to support the wild species from the off, then as more of the flowers establish I think it would be fantastic to see if the site could support an apiary too.

  2. Steve P

    Sounds great. I have been making my own wood finish with beeswax and flax seed oil(linseed oil). The interesting thing about flax seed oil(linseed oil) is that it is also the best way to season cast iron pans. You can restore even old “throw away” cast iron cookware that you can find at boot sales etc for cheap. Strip off the rust with a vinegar soak, then coat with linseed oil very thin coat, bake for an hour, repeat about 3 times. You have an all natural cookware, no toxic chemicals like on some. Although I don’t know how easy it is to grow your own flax seeds.


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