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Ed Dowding |
Tuesday, 5th May 2015

There is a quiet revolution taking place in democracy, bringing new thinking to how we take decisions together. For the first time ever, what you want  -  your preferences, values, and ideas  - can be heard locally, nationally, and globally. People power is coming of age on the internet, and it’...

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Glennie Kindred in Green Parent magazine |
Tuesday, 28th April 2015

Beltain is one of the great fire festivals of our ancient past, when bonfires were lit on the hill tops and communities gathered together to feast, party, stay up all night and welcome in the dawn. Beltain is a celebration of the beginning of summer and the power of the life force. At this...

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Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 22nd April 2015

I recently met Susan Richardson, poet, performer, educator, who lives in Wales but was visiting my local town to recite. She is currently poet in residence for the Marine Conservation Society and has undertaken journeys in the fragile Arctic lands.

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Paul Alfrey |
Monday, 20th April 2015

Growing my own mulch has long been a goal of mine. We use a lot of mulch in the nursery and garden and at the moment I have no problem sourcing straw but if/when the day comes that the farmers start using their own straw to improve their soil (which is becoming a more common practice), I'll be...

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George Monbiot |
Monday, 13th April 2015

Imagine a wonderful world, a planet on which there was no threat of climate breakdown, no loss of freshwater, no antibiotic resistance, no obesity crisis, no terrorism, no war. Surely, then, we would be out of major danger? Sorry.

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Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 1st April 2015

This idea was given to me by John Adams. As such it comes with a proviso. John is brilliant at DIY, especially modifying pallets. He writes about pallet benches, raised beds, even how he made an Arondack chair in Permaculture magazine. I am practical but no pallet upcycling genius and I...

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Permaculture Association |
Tuesday, 31st March 2015

In September this year, the International Permaculture Convergence - IPCUK - will bring together permaculture practitioners from around the globe. From 'the front lines in climate change', hopeful scholarship applicants tell us their stories of how permaculture transforms...

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Lachlan McKenzie |
Monday, 30th March 2015

This is a story about how permaculture has taken root in Timor Leste, with unexpected results, and has become blended with Timorese culture and the push for sustainable food productions and development.