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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 Haddad. They explained to us the...

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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...

Sophie McGovern |
Thursday, 20th March 2014

Fergus Drennan is a 'wild food experimentalist and student of the wild realm', and I was one of nine would-be-foragers who had travelled to participate on his one-day foraging course in Kent. Throughout the day we would be searching for wild food in a variety of habitats and collecting...

Juan Fran Lopez |
Tuesday, 18th March 2014

Some years ago, tired of the endless routines of digging, fertilizing and weeding (which I think is useless at the beginning of the season) I began to read about Natural Agriculture. Very different to the usual, scientific approach to agriculture, this reform was pioneered by Masanobu Fukuoka (...

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Fernando Naves Sousa |
Sunday, 16th March 2014

Many experts agree that one of Africa’s key challenges in the near future will be to increase food production in an environmentally and socially sustainable way. Yet, some say very little is being done to improve the performance of organic farming and other sustainable agricultural...

Tony Wrench outside his Low Impact Roundhouse with the sun out - at last!
Tony Wrench |
Thursday, 13th March 2014

Now the rains have stopped lashing down interminably, the gales have eased, and we can potter around our homes and homesteads again in the Spring sunshine, I would like to take a quick backwards peep for any lessons learned, before last winter becomes a distant memory. Feedback is increasingly...

Morag Embleton |
Monday, 10th March 2014

I've worked in many different places in many different roles. The thing that has always surprised me, whether it was on the machine shop floor or the board rooms of local government, is how little impact people believe that their everyday choices have upon the world.

Jeanne Tan |
Sunday, 9th March 2014

Support local food, become a gardener, eat together, save seeds, and learn from nature. These were some of the valuable lessons I learned from the Food Otherwise conference held at the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands on 21st and 22nd February 2014.