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Connecting the Dots: the Big Permaculture Picture

April 24th, 2013

by Jeremy Wickremer

Jeremy Wickremer explains why he believes permaculture offers multiple answers to societal and environmental problems in a beautifully simple and effective way. more...
Garden Organic's 'I don't dig peat' campaign

Ireland's 'Grow it Yourself' self-help food growing community coming to the UK

Rebecca Campbell

16th May, 2012

Grow It Yourself is a popular community organisation with a vision of bringing people together in a sustainable and healthier way through organic food growing. Now it has plans to launch further afield in the UK more...
Top 10... organic seed suppliers

Top 10... organic seed suppliers

Mark Briggs

13th April, 2012

As the weather heats up, gardeners’ thoughts are turning towards seeds. We round up the top spots to pick up organic, ethically produced seeds more...
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Top 10… self-sustainability courses and workshops

Tom Antebi

13th May, 2011

Be it chicken keeping, foraging or organic gardening, if it's the good life you want, there’s a course out there for you. Tom Antebi rounds up some of the best more...
Seedlings growing in drought-cracked ground

Growing without water: how to garden in a drought

Andy Hamilton

27th July, 2010

Summer in the garden is beautiful, but hauling gallons of water from the kitchen tap to your beds is neither fun nor sustainable. Here's some tips on how to drought-proof your plot more...
Creating a Forest Garden

Creating a Forest Garden: working with nature to grow edible crops

Martin Crawford

27th April, 2010

Excerpts from the new book telling you everything you need to know about this novel way to grow edible crops - where nature does most of the work for you. more...
The Alternative Kitchen Garden

Kitchen gardening: an A to Z

Review by Alex McDonald; book extract by Emma Cooper

15th April, 2010

A is for allotments; B is for brocolli; C is for climate change... and U is for urine. 'The Alternative Kitchen Garden: an A-Z' is a companion for both inexperienced and expert gardeners more...

A beginner's guide to permaculture gardening

Laura Laker

30th March, 2010

Don't get stumped by the name: permaculture is a simple, vital tool for food growers and gardeners alike more...

The community-owned, timber-framed, self-heating village shop

Maddy Harland

26th January, 2010

In an economic climate where village shops are closing, woodsman Ben Law has helped his village open a new shop with a difference more...
Healthy compost in the palm of a hand

10 resources for better food growing

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Food and farming is in crisis but there is hope for the future - from organics and Slow Food to permaculture and land share schemes more...

CASE STUDY: sustainable uses for gluts of autumn apples

Jan Goodey

8th October, 2009

An innovative Lottery-funded 'Scrumping Project' in Brighton and Hove is bringing rare apples back into the community more...
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What's next for Transition Towns?

Leo Hickman

8th June, 2009

It has grown from a local to a global phenomenon, but how does the Transition Movement keep itself relevant in the current political and economic climate? more...

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Inspiring solutions are out there, you just have to look

Jeremy Smith

25th October, 2009

The 350.org events last Saturday on the International Day of Climate Action give us cause for hope. As Jeremy Smith is discovering, there are thousands of inspiring stories out there about people making a difference more...

Africa doesn't need a green revolution. It needs agroecology

Dan Taylor

23rd September, 2009

Green Revolution architect Norman Borlaug is credited with 'feeding India'. But the feat took more than hybrid varieties and fertiliser, and it will take a much more sophisticated approach to help Africa feed itself more...

The 300-350 Show: Ricardo Navarro

Phil England

15th July, 2009

Fed up with waiting for global climate negotiations, a growing Movement of Climate Change Affected Peoples is tackling the problem head on with permacultural and low-tech solutions. Phil England speaks to Goldman Prize winner Ricardo Navarro about the movement... more...
Mike Guerra explains his permaculture garden to Louise Parry

Permaculture food growing in a suburban garden

Louise Parry

30th June, 2009

Michael and Julia Guerra grow 250kg of food in their tiny suburban garden using permaculture techniques. Louise Parry finds out how more...
A Forest Garden Year DVD

A Forest Garden Year

Mark Anslow

29th June, 2009

Leading UK expert in agro-forestry Martin Crawford shares his knowledge of permaculture forest gardens in this new DVD more...
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Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier

Clive Dennis

1st July, 2008

Hardy, long-lived and self-sufficient, perennial vegetables are a gardener’s dream. From rhubarb to the air potato, they are a gift that keeps on giving more...

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