Roundel Wood
Roundel Wood
Details
Commenced:
01/01/2010
Submitted:
09/02/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
Roundel Wood, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, GB
Phone:
(44)7968319833
Website:
http://roundelwoods.blogspot.com/
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate





Followers
Alistair MacKinnon André Marcos Lourenço Afonso Bethany Warren Conor Crotty Damian G Daniel McGough Elena Parmiggiani Grifen Hope Nick Sikorski Nicole Vosper Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper Stephanie McAdams Ute Bohnsack Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes
View Updates

Roundel Wood

Project Type

Rural

Project Summary

A 16 acre native woodland in Central Scotland

Project Description

The wood is primarily birch with a variety of other trees including oak, beech, sycamore, and to a lesser extent rowan, hazel, ash and elder. On the eastern edge is a band of spreading rhododendron. The whole site is on a north facing slope looking towards the Ochill Hills.

Since we bought the wood in 2004 for £32000 from the sale of an appartment in Edinburgh, the aim my wife Susannah and I have had has been to  use it to bring life and work together, somehow. 

Other than a 1/2 acre clearing on the south eastern edge the wood is all wood with bracken as the main under storey. The soil is  a fairly heavy clay. The clearing was chosen in 2005 for the site of a small cabin, some early fruit and nut tree plantings, and after finishing my PDC in 2010 what I am calling Forest Garden#1.

The permaculture plan in a nutshell is to form several 1/2 acre or so "keyhole" forest gardens along the southern edge where the wood borders a field. The main rationale for this is the spread and increasing dominance of sycamore trees predominatly along this edge. Observations of their dominance over the other trees here andf in other parts of the wood suggests that the entire site will be sycamore in the not too distant future without some management of their numbers.

It's a big job and just getting started. Up to date info will be posted on the website which I expect will improve in time.

Updates

Design

One Difficulty with Design

Posted over 6 years ago (11 comments)
Courses Taught Here!
Project Badges
Rural
Administrators
Andrew Ramponi - Admin
Team Members

Report Roundel Wood

Reason:

or cancel

Hide Roundel Wood

Reason:

or cancel

Legend of Badges

Note: The various badges displayed in people profiles are largely honesty-based self-proclamations by the individuals themselves. There are reporting functions users can use if they know of blatant misrepresentation (for both people and projects). Legitimacy, competency and reputation for all people and projects can be evidenced and/or developed through their providing regular updates on permaculture work they’re involved in, before/after photographs, etc. A spirit of objective nurturing of both people and projects through knowledge/encouragement/inspiration/resource sharing is the aim of the Worldwide Permaculture Network.

Member

Member

A member is a permaculturist who has never taken a PDC course. These cannot become PDC teachers. Members may be novice or highly experienced permaculturists or anywhere in between. Watch their updates for evaluation.

Male memberFemale member

Permaculture Matchmaker

One of these badges will show if you select your gender and the "I'm single, looking for a permaculture partner" option in your profile.

unverified

PDC

People who claim to have taken a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course somewhere in the world.

verified

PDC Verified

People who have entered an email address for the teacher of their PDC course, and have had their PDC status verified by that teacher. Watch their updates for evaluation.

pri_verified

PRI PDC

People who’ve taken a Permaculture Research Institute PDC somewhere in the world.

pdc_teacher

PDC Teacher

People who claim to teach some version of PDC somewhere in the world.

pri_teacher

PRI Teacher

With the exception of the ‘Member’ who has never taken a PDC, all of the above can apply to become a PRI PDC Teacher. PRI PDC Teachers are those who the PRI recognise, through a vetting board, as determined and competent to teach the full 72-hour course as developed by Permaculture founder Bill Mollison – covering all the topics of The Designers’ Manual as well as possible (i.e. not cherry picking only aspects the teacher feels most interested or competent in). Such teachers also commit to focussing on the design science, and not including subjective spiritual/metaphysical elements. The reason these items are not included in the PDC curriculum is because they are “belief” based. Permaculture Design education concerns itself with teaching good design based on strategies and techniques which are scientifically provable.

PRI PDC Teachers may be given teaching and/or consultancy offerings as they become available as the network grows.

pri_teacher

Aid Worker

The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to be involved in permaculture aid work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture aid worker experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.

pri_teacher

Consultant

The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to do paid permaculture design consultancy work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture consultancy experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.

community

Community Project

Community projects are projects that help develop sustainable community interaction and increase localised resiliency.