This is my first Christmas since 'discovering' permaculture - i have never really liked the idea of modern Christmas (i always saw it as a marketing adventure, even more so since i found out the modern image of Santa was created for a coke ad). My extended family is not of the same opinion as I am, but I would like to use Christmas to gently encourage them to consider the possibilities. So far i have started some fruit tree cuttings and herb seeds, as well as starting a home brew to hand out on the day . . . but if you have any suggestions please let me know. also, permaculture is not in my spell check dictionary . . . rude!