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Michael Low |
Wednesday, 7th May 2014

After reading about tipping points, my wife and I are even more convinced biochar is the best investment we've made to support the systems on our Vermont farm. A tipping point in nature is an unstoppable slide to a different set of circumstances. Temperature,...

Home made copper rings to protect plants from slugs
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 5th May 2014

I have owned copper rings for years and use them to protect tender plants from slug attack. Apparently the slugs loath touching copper because the metal reacts with their slime and creates a mild electric current. It gives them an electric shock which repels...

Becky Vipond |
Tuesday, 29th April 2014

"This is about planting for the future. In years to come our kids’ children will eat this fruit." John Carol, Orchard Guardian.

Gene Logsdon |
Tuesday, 29th April 2014

When I look at a tree, I find it difficult to think of it as a plant. It looks like pure magic to me. I can read over and over again the scientific explanations of how sunlight and photosynthesis and chlorophyll and cambium layers and all that work together to...

Trina Moyles & KJ Dakin |
Friday, 25th April 2014

In the arid mountain village of Tuixcajchis, Aurelia Jimenez Zacories is always growing something on her small but productive tract of land. She spends her days coaxing vegetables and the staples of corn, wheat and potatoes from the soil, raising livestock,...

Lowton's Copse ©Tim Harland
Maddy Harland |
Saturday, 19th April 2014

At the beginning of spring I look out over the garden and see our no dig veggie beds, weed free and mulched with home-made compost, the fruit trees pruned, and new trees planted to add to the forest garden. The snowdrops have pushed through the frost and the...

Eric Toensmeier |
Friday, 18th April 2014

If you want to turn a barren lot into a permaculture paradise, you've got to start from the ground up.

Ben Law |
Thursday, 17th April 2014

The season's cutting is over. I love the cyclical nature of my work and how the winters fly by whilst I am out cutting in the coppice. But now spring is here and it is time to start processing the coppiced timber we have cut.