Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Europe's largest permaculture community starts (online)
Work is starting on the largest permaculture-based, Passivhaus urban eco-community in Europe, in Leicester, England. When finished, the settlement will contain 68 homes for rent at affordable rates for essential workers. At the edge of the site will be a permaculture farm, on which residents will grow their own fruit, vegetables, other foodstuffs and supplies. When finished it will provide an urban oasis. The field pond will be refreshed, and hedgerows reinstated to connect a wildlife corridor and planting 800 new trees, many of which will be fruit trees, on the site.