Hi, my name is Alison Ensor and I run our house and garden as a permaculture demonstration LAND Centre (through the Permaculture Association scheme). I have a diploma in Applied Permaculture Design and run workshops and open days to help others get inspired too.
Please take a look!
The new Programme for 2019 will be out soon with workshops for how to introduce permaculture into life, or in other words how to live just a bit more in-tune with your own ecosystem - creating biodiversity, building soil, recycling your waste, catching rainwater, saving or even growing fuel, and providing some nourishing food for you and your family. Contact me if you would like to receive the new programme directly by email. (I'll only email a couple of times a year and will never disclose your email to anyone else)
AND now new for 2019...much more on how to nourish a deeper connection and communication with Nature - both in the sense of the listening to landscape, plants and wildlife, but also in the sense of
communicating with our own inner 'Nature' through meditation inside (but also outside!) the Roundhouse. Places will be very limited so please let me know early if you are interested in this.
Please LIKE us on Facebook to get updates and photos of progress on projects amd event invites.Take a look at some previous visitors' reactions....
Quotes from some of the 299 people who have visited to date -
"Lovely and inspirational walk and talk, thank you very much!!"
Kinga Milankavic, Hungary Permaculture Association, 2018
"So nice to be back and visit the site again. I really like the philosophy at work here."
Chris Challis, Southampton. Stroud PDC Group, 2018
"How to make a garden really beautiful, wildlife friendly and productive. So much to learn!"
Anna and NIck Ballard, Bristol. Open Day 2018
"An encyclopedia of knowledge and ideas. Very awesome"
Pete Marshall, Stroud Permaculture Design Certificate group, 2017
"You have a beautiful garden Alison, thank you the tour and the chat, a couple of lightbulb moments for our land!"
Anna Cunningham, Raglan, New Zealand, 2017
"Very interesting - will definitely try some of the ideas, though we have an allotment committee to battle with."
Karen Lewis and Ross Taylor, Heart Of England Gardening Group, Kenilworth, 2017
"Loved the grennhouse and the real quirky projects. Real inspiration. Thank you"
Nicki Julius, the Netherlands, 2016
"Thank you for the workshop. You reignited my enthusiam for all things permaculture and renewing creation with humanity!"
Chris Doran, Cheltenham, 2016
"Alison is a first rate innovator and beacon of knowledge. Great to spend a day by her side and enter a permaculture oasis, thank you!"
Matthew Newsome, Derby , 2015
"Absolutely fascinating. Thankyou for an interesting and challenging afternoon!"
Mark and Sonia Boulton, Chipping Camden, 2015
"Wonderful to see the design and evaluation folders"
Cathy McBride, Cheltenham Green Doors Open Day, 2015
"I now have far too many ideas for things in my garden. Thanks for the inspiration!"
Poppy Leeder, Stroud Permaculture Design Course visit. 2015