Pentiddy Woodland Project
Moving into the 21st century, there is increasing evidence of climate change, unsustainable land use and loss of community and social structure throughout the world. Permaculture embraces these problems with its ethics of ?earth care?, ?people care? and ?fair share?. It goes beyond conservation to regeneration, repairing degraded land and reviving depressed communities. It stresses co-operation rather than competition to achieve a state that is ecologically sound and economically viable. Working with nature, not against it, permaculture design offers people positive solutions that bring a sense of hope and purpose. As a developing co-operative, we have a commitment to facilitating the shift to an awareness of the true needs of our planet and its people. We have spent much time gaining relevant skills, knowledge and experience in anticipation of an opportunity such as this. Pentiddy is on the edge of Bodmin Moor in S.E Cornwall, only a few miles from the town of Liskeard, bordering the village of Pensilva. The 27 acres comprise 14 acres of mixed broadleaf woodland with the remainder currently pasture land. The site is perfectly situated for community involvement and with the on site resources of 2 barns, the river Tiddy, springs and quarries, lends itself to a diverse and exciting Permaculture project. We have planned and phased the work for the project in such a way as to allow for the natural evolution of ideas and to ensure a sensitive approach to the management of the land, the wildlife, and the needs of the local people.