Bill Knight used to be a civil engineer until he discovered designing for sustainability and got into Permaculture. Since 1997 he has been living and working at Keveral Farm in Cornwall where he is a member of the workers’ co-operative which manages the farmland helping work on the veggie box scheme, running Permaculture courses, farming organic fruit and veg on 10 acres and growing gourmet mushrooms to sell to box customers, restaurants and shops.
Bill is also a sustainability consultant working with local authorities and social enterprises. In his spare time he likes to forage in the woods.
Bill teaches on the following course:
Name your permaculture hero? Why them?
David Holmgren, because its all about the energy flows and he does the numbers.
Which permaculture principle do you have to remind yourself of the most?
Apply self-regulation & accept feedback.
Which permaculture principle is always popping up in unlikely places?
Integrate rather than segregate By putting the right things in the right place, relationships develop between them and they support each other.
Best example of permaculture in action?
Tao Winbush at Lammas community in Wales and the Welsh Government One Planet Development policy
Anything else we should know about you?
I love dancing.