Following a dream @SeekingWalton


One heart felt dream for a group, another giant leap of a project for the charity, World of Water.

When approached by the most forward thinking individuals it’s always best to check out their ideas and listen closely to their thoughts.

This was a big project that so nearly happened for a group wanting to start a thriving community. Their bid for the land with its medieval lake and castle remains was not accepted but the good news is that a special needs school charity bought the property.

“Some projects take off and land beyond reach – born to be another’s” (Grant)

The original project started a Twitter at SeekingWalton . However, if you are an individual or in a group wishing to start your own community, join like-minded practical dreamers at where you will find more notices like this one >












Re-splashed Aquaponic news from World of Water site:


News on Aquaponic + Hydroponic research unit.

News on Aquaponic + Hydroponic research unit.

The seeds are in (Vegetables all!)
Some shoots have sprouted (The Peas)
We’ve set up a control experiment using soil in pots – well it’s our own 3 year old compost.
Our French engineer student, Nicolas, is still struggling with constructing a Bell Siphon despite watching countless YouTube vids on subject (mind blowing and numbing stuff)
Our two Spanish/Catalan agricultural engineer students Mercé and Joan, are filtering compost tea solutions today (smelly job).
Water leaks from pipes a bit but that’s only to be expected when recycling old fittings.
General water conditions are low due to low rainfall.
Everyone well spirited, well fed and sleeping soundly.
Designing an aquaponic touring exhibition (above pic.) so we can take a demo. unit to shows.
Half painted the aquaponic exhibition bod at the field centre.
Tested pumps and found we need bigger ones. Have you got any you can donate?
Today – a day of cutting grass at the Field Centre and mending two gates, although, I think Nicolas is carving a robot (called ENSMM) into one of the pillars along the walk to the hydroponic unit whilst contemplating bell siphon design. (Update: He did. I wrote a poem to go with it)