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Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 2nd December 2014

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea."

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Shaun Wheatcroft |
Tuesday, 2nd December 2014

The walipini, or underground greenhouse as it is often known, can be easy to build and extends the food growing season.

By using solar heat, windows facing the sun, and thick walls, growers in temperate and cool climates can grow into winter.

A great...

Main No Dig Vegetable Garden
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 1st December 2014

I have always made compost. Currently, I have a wormery plus a Hotbin chugging away in my greenhouse. These make weed free potting compost and the glorious 'worm wee' that fertilises the greenhouse crops. I also have a stack of three tractor tyres that composts...

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Compost Direct |
Tuesday, 25th November 2014

Peat has been used for years, mainly as a fuel but also in compost.

It takes thousands of years for peat to be formed, as the decay process of vegetation is slowed by the lack of oxygen. This makes it an unsustainable product, known by many as a fossil fuel...

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Bart Glumineau |
Monday, 17th November 2014

For several years following its official creation by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the late 1970s, permaculture had remained a marginal approach practiced by a small number of individuals.

© Graham Burnett
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 13th November 2014

This month we (Permanent Publications) are publishing The Vegan Book of Permaculture by permaculture teacher and author and our good friend, Graham Burnett...

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Ed Dowding |
Thursday, 13th November 2014

I wrote this in reply to this Facebook status from a Green Party candidate:

"A question for all my green yet not Green friends – what might stop you voting for us? Genuinely interested as there seem to be a lot of people that I know who are working really...

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Anni Kelsey |
Wednesday, 12th November 2014

This is one version of my 'Top 10' perennial vegetables – a version drawn up with a mixed cottage garden style planting in mind. It's really hard to choose favourites and there are plenty of others that I love and would be in the top 10 if it had a different...