Can we provide nutritious affordable food whilst enhancing biodiversity? Would you like to be involved in finding out? Our pioneering research is taking a close look at what is involved by developing a 1/2 acre (2000m2) market garden consisting of herbs, vegetables and perennial fruit and nut polycultures. In 2017 we are expanding the study to include perennial polycultures trials and starting a new garden dedicated to this. Joining the project will give you hands-on work experience and insight into precisely what is involved in running a permaculture project and market garden. As well as the practical skills you will develop, we'll dedicate time each week to covering essential theory of your choice. Activities change week to week and may include the following:- soil building, propagating the crops, harvesting and processing produce, record keeping and helping with weekly veggie -boxes and food cooperative orders. We will also be working with entomologists to record insect levels.