The Portland Permaculture Fayre returns this weekend.

The event which is following on from last year’s success will once again be held at St George’s Centre on Portland.

Permaculture is a global movement of people who are interested in finding ways of living that care for the world, its people and the future.

A number of people have been working with volunteers to develop a number of growing plots using permaculture methods and create a Herb and Healing Garden based at the Incline community Gardens, off Verne Common Road on Portland.

The event will be similar to last year’s with both a programme of talks and a hall full of exhibitors.

Here’s a list of who will be speaking at the event:

• 10.30 Jacki Lambert on Eating that doesn’t Cost the Earth;

• 11.15 Sebastian Brooke on the Eden Portland Project;

• 12.00 Christine Seaward on the work of the Sustainability Centre, Hampshire;

• 12.45 Graham Lambert on Permaculture and Global Heating;

• 1.30 Sam Wilberforce on Eco Homes;

• 2.15 Maddy Harland on The Edible Nature Reserve - how to garden for wildlife and food;

• 3.00 Jennie Allberry and Chris Burston on the Portland Permaculture Project including the growing plots and Herb and Healing Garden based at the Incline Community Gardens, off Verne Common Road.

Here’s a list of the event’s exhibitors:

• Riverford Dorset, selling and delivering locally an extensive range of organic foods;

• Permaculture Market, offering an extensive range of Permaculture books and publications including Permaculture Magazine;

• Sustainability Centre, Hampshire

• White Stones Artists Studio and ECO accommodation units, Easton Street, Portland;

• Portland local herbalist Andrew Cowling;

• Butterfly Conservation Dorset;

• The Bridge Fair Trade Shop, Weymouth;

• Local beekeeper Paul Mileham;

• Plant based food promotion, including sales of grains and pulses;

• Island Community Action, Portland; and

• Portland Permaculture Project and Friends.

The second Portland Permaculture Fayre will take place on Saturday, March 16 from 10am to 4pm.