Articles

Every public space can be a food forest - here's an LA example
Sarah Pugh |
Wednesday, 18th March 2015

Every public space, every niche, could be planted up as a food forest. The lead picture is taken in LA and shows how a simple change in the law by pioneering urban farmer, Ron Finley, has allowed food to be grown in public lots all over the city.

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Rozie Apps |
Wednesday, 18th March 2015

We all need a good night’s sleep, it helps give us a healthy mind and body. But for many of us, due to various reasons, this isn’t always possible. But scientists in Australia are asking, could it be down to your bedding?

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Ruth Hayward and Jenny Pickerill |
Friday, 13th March 2015

Increasing numbers of people are interested in developing community self build projects around the world. In the UK inspirational projects include LILAC (Leeds), Hockerton Housing Project (Nottinghamshire), Springhill Co-Housing (Stroud), Hedgehog (Brighton) and Lancaster Co-Housing (...

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Anna Clayton |
Thursday, 12th March 2015

The permaculture mantra of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Shares is often more easily applied to processes that we are directly involved and connected with; when designing a garden, community project or buying Fairtrade products for example.

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Kris De Decker - Low-Tech Magazine |
Wednesday, 11th March 2015

Despite technological advancements since the Industrial Revolution, cooking remains a spectacularly inefficient process. This holds true for poor and rich countries alike. While modern gas and electric cooking stoves might be more practical and produce less indoor pollution than the open fires...

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Megan Treacy - Treehugger |
Monday, 9th March 2015

Wave power has yet to be as successful as solar or wind power, even though the potential energy that could be harvested is huge.

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Deano Martin |
Tuesday, 3rd March 2015

Making a more fungal compost has been an aim of mine for some time. One of the ways that I do that is to not make 'hot' compost, keep the proportion of high carbon materials high, and to not turn unless it's needed. However recently I set up a truly fungal mix of ingredients and this post is...

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Emma Bowen - Milkwood |
Thursday, 26th February 2015

Allow us to point out the overwhelmingly obvious here, but how damn awesome are plants? They're satisfying to grow, super delicious to eat, and of course also perform a whole host of tasks that keep our planet humming.

But wait, there's more. Another side of their beauty really shines...