It was a long hot summer here in Portugal and given that the intense heat left us with little opportunity to do much at all on our place, we decided to take the summer off and sit it out in more temperate climates. But, now we’re back and getting busy!
I’m not going to lie, post-harvest handling of fruits and vegetables is a rabbit hole that will take you to strange and fascinating places. What happens to plants after they’re picked is not as simple as it appears on the surface. Leaves turn toward the sunlight, sugars transmogrify into new...
Anyone who is interested in permaculture or alternative energy has probably considered using solar panels to provide their home with electricity which doesn’t come from the national grid or create greenhouse gases.
After months of planning, preparation and growing, a group of permaculture gardeners from Shropshire presented a permaculture inspired show garden at the Shrewsbury Flower Show, a prestigious event which attracts 50,000 visitors annually.
The elder -Sambucus nigra (Caprifoliaceae family) - is an evocative tree, steeped in history, tradition, and folklore. This is one of our great food and medicinal plants, easily found in most areas of the British Isles where people have settled.
Huddled around a campfire with a group of permaculturists one cool September evening, the conversation slowly moved away from natural building techniques, perennial gardening and rewilding, and onto the spicy realm of politics. Impassioned talk of voting, capitalism and anarchism mingled with...
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