Caroline Aitken |
Thursday, 28th April 2016
Most people interested in practicing permaculture are doing so in a domestic situation – a house or apartment with a garden. Permaculture works brilliantly on a small scale, so permaculture gardening methods are ideal for these situations. Here are some distinctive permaculture gardening methods to make your garden healthy, low-maintenance and... more
Ludwig Appeltans |
Thursday, 21st April 2016
At Earth Ways in north Scotland, we have designed and built a versatile polytunnel. To get maximum use from it, we have made one section of it completely frost-free, we harvest rainwater for irrigation, and we have equipped it to provide plants with enough light for year-round growing. Watering Rainwater is often the best and easiest source of... more
Rozie Apps |
Wednesday, 20th April 2016
Virtually everyone who uses the internet has used Google. It is the easiest way to search for what you want/need on the internet. But what if you could search online with the added benefit of regenerating landscapes and creating food and income for communities? Well you can. Ecosia, an alternative to Google, uses its search ad revenue to plant... more
Carol Nuttall and Janet Millington |
Wednesday, 20th April 2016
Teachers in schools throughout the country are choosing the food garden to foster children’s awareness of environmental issues. First, it moves children into a landscape that many children have forgone for an indoor life. Gardens are about plants and animals and the non-living elements of the landscape; the rocks, soil, water and energy –... more
Paulo Bessa |
Monday, 18th April 2016
The Arctic is the last frontier of food sustainability, where northern lights dance during nine months of icy winter, volcanoes stop aeroplanes and people believe in elves. This is my permaculture story in Iceland How I Got There During my first holiday to Iceland in 2009, I didn’t know that my life was about to change ... I loved the country so... more
Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 12th April 2016
I first learned about Biological (bio) time, also called Phenonological time, during my PDC with Lea Harrison back in 1992. Biotime can be partly defined as events in the ‘natural calendar’ that can be used to guide planting times in the vegetable garden or on the farm. So long before the days of books or blogs a grower would carry the lore of his... more
Noam Romano Krabbe |
Friday, 8th April 2016
Only 2.5 hours from England, by the Mediterranean coastline in Southern Spain, on the edge of the Tabernas Desert, lies the home site of The PermaPuebla Initiative. They are creating a 170ha desert permaculture education, research, and demonstration settlement on a 200ha property, that will become the Permaculture Research Institute Tabernas,... more
Kyle Koch |
Friday, 8th April 2016
Before permaculture became a trendy way to interact with our landscape, before mono-cropping and industrial farming, and even long before the invention of the plow, humans lived on this earth with an abundance of food, crafts, materials for tools and hand-crafted homes. This was all possible because of their relationships with the land,... more
Karen Noon |
Monday, 4th April 2016
After receiving an invitation to meet with the Head of Sustainability at Etihad Airways in early June 2014, I put forward a suggestion for a low water, low maintenance garden border to be created at their Head office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. To my delight the suggestion was positively received. Their gardens and borders were managed by... more
Ed Dowding |
Friday, 1st April 2016
Politics is sum of the choices we take to maintain and grow civilisation. I’d like to think that permaculture and civilisation share these three things at their core: to care for people, stewardship of the earth and resources, and to maintain and enrich itself. Alas, we have become aware that we are falling short on these goals. The choices made... more