Konso itself is a food in-secure area in southern Ethiopia sitting in the bowl of the Great Rift Valley. It has a semi-arid (k’olla) ecology, with sorghum, maize and sunflower as major crops. The people are well known for their hard work, complex social organisation and sophisticated agriculture, which makes extensive use of stone wall terracing for soil and water conservation.
England's first community-owned farm.
Held at Simon Hayhursts beautiful and inspiring project in Wick. Simon planted a large variety of trees as a child on the site, and is now enjoying the rich and diverse woodland mosaics forming 25 years on! Plans for an exciting Edible Food Forest are evolving, amongst the organic veg production and integrative animal husbandry systems.
The Apricot centre is a small eco-venue just outside of Manningtree in an attractive 4-acre organic fruit garden. Our focus is upon providing courses on the general theme of Sustainable Living. The Apricot Centre is part of The Land Project and is a demonstration farm for permaculture methods.