Getting organised has been an ongoing process at Milkwood – from planning our planting cycles for our kitchen garden to trying to figure out how to build that cottage of ours (getting there!). To keep track of everything that’s going on we use a combo of online organisational gizmos, whiteboards, luck, guesswork and of course, my ol’ faithful, hardcopy diary. And if i had to pare everything back to one organizational tool, it would be my diary – it doesn’t need plugging in and even better i can tuck it under my arm, throw it in a wheelbarrow or use as a flower press for strange unidentified clover-like plants, if needed.
I mention all this because our friends Michelle Margolis + David Arnold have once again compiled a most fabulous Permaculture Diary and also Calendar for 2010. Both publications are building on last years efforts and are chock full of lush images of Permaculture in practice from all over the world, plus planting charts, personal stories, community initiatives and even a wee entry on our Rocket Powered Shower, featuring Nick in the nick – ha. This years’ diary is also printed on a textured, recycled paper stock which will be a pleasure to write on throughout the year.