Catherine Griggs

Permaculture Greenhouse Design in the Sub Tropics (Guatemala)

The permaculture Green house This is the tale of the creation of a unique greenhouse built by an English woman and five Mayan men in the Yoga Forest in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. This strange and wonderful place is focused on learning about sustainable living from your inner self and beyond. I am grateful to have worked there as the permaculture director for the last 10 months. This greenhouse is built […]

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An Adventure with Bees in Guatemala

This is a story of young permaculture practitioners with big dreams, a gang of plucky volunteers, and a wiley Mayan bee man doing the proverbial waggle dance with nature’s best pollinators, in an attempt to monopolise their golden liquid treasure for ourselves. The story takes place in Guatemala, in an extinct volcano that has inverted after collapsing under its own weight. The volcano is now filled with water, forming lake […]

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The Cynefin Permaculture Project (North Wales)

If you want to make permaculture happen, then just start. This is the story of how one garden ended up providing work, food and fun for people in the community of Gwynedd, Wales. History It was autumn, March 2012, and unemployment was at an all time high in North Wales. I was a qualified permaculture consultant wandering the lands searching for my next project, but also suffering the strain of […]

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A Complete Guide to Using Slugs as a Resource with Indian Runner Ducks

This article is for all those people out there who are under regular attack from the cursed slug. If you live in Great Britain or North Wales like I do, you know all to well about these little beasts. 2012 was a year of slug plagues for most gardeners in the UK due to the wet and humid weather which provided ideal breeding conditions. And with climate change these wet, […]

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