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Simon The Scribe |
Wednesday, 9th April 2014

Sometimes a real treat lands in your lap. I had seen on the Permaculture magazine Facebook page that an organisation called Grundtvig was offering EU sponsored trips to Malta for a permaculture course centred around Bahrija Oasis, on the west coast of the...

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Mandy Pullen |
Tuesday, 8th April 2014

The Permaculture Design course I attended (over 20 years ago) had a heavy emphasis on inner work, that is Zone 00 or our subjective approach to permaculture. For those of you who haven't come across the term Zone 00, it is the zone inside us - the zone that...

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Two Thirsty Gardeners |
Monday, 7th April 2014

Carl Legge is a legend among permaculturists. His new book, The Permaculture Kitchen, is packed with fantastic recipes and some top tips for living off the land. It's well on the way to becoming our new cooking bible. We caught up with him to talk about...

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Rory Prendergast |
Saturday, 5th April 2014

The human body contains over 100 trillion bacterial colonists. With bacterial cells outnumbering human cells by a ratio of 10 to 1, it may be more fitting to call that human body of ours, "an elaborate vessel optimised for the growth and spread of our microbial...

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Gwen Boyle |
Wednesday, 2nd April 2014

On a bright, almost-summery March day in Cork, Ireland, a throng of people gather at a white tent in the shadow of the city library. Buoyed by the sunshine and the carnival atmosphere, people strike up friendly conversations in the queue while others mill around...

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Ben Law |
Saturday, 29th March 2014

I am now cutting about 4 acres of derelict/overstood sweet chestnut coppice.

Chris talks in the garden, with stunning volcano and lake in the background, to a group from a permaculture design course.
Jack Plant & Gail Harland |
Friday, 28th March 2014

When my partner Gail and I arrived at the small village, Balgue, on the island of Ometepe in the middle of the largest lake in Central America, ‘Lake Nicaragua’, we were greeted by co-directors of Project Bona Fide (PBF), Chris Shanks and Mitch...

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Sharon Dismore |
Thursday, 27th March 2014

Landmatters is an off-grid, land-based, community co-operative based in Devon. In our tenth year we are currently 10 adults, seven children, six goats, two horses, numerous ducks, chickens, bees, a cat, a rabbit and two dogs...