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Abingdon Carbon Cutters is a Community Action Group formed to help reduce the carbon footprint of Abingdon in response to climate change, and to promote a sustainable and resilient lifestyle for our town as fossil fuel stocks decline. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at St Ethelwold's House, which is here.

At some meetings, we have guest speakers to present various topics, and at others we discuss our own personal actions to address climate change. The group has a focus on encouragement, both of one another, and of the town community.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Notes from Carbon Cutters - 15.04.2009

The topic of tonight's meeting was "permaculture" and Sophie & Martin spoke about how Permculture is a matter of working with, rather than against nature "an integration of ecological design principles, ethics and values".

Sophie suggested that we look to some of the patterns in nature for design inspiration. We were also challenged to consider our land use: are plants grown for ornamental purposes, or as food for sustainable living?

Following on from last month's talk about gardening (for food), the Permaculture way of thinking challenges the crop-rotation way of gardening, favouring combination planting.

Much of the background to the concept of Permaculture comes from Bill Mollison: more about him can be read here.

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