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Aranya |
Wednesday, 6th February 2013

Design is the conscious assembly of concepts, materials, techniques and strategies for a particular purpose. Yet seeing all the exciting possibilities that permaculture offers us, it’s easy to forget this and just end up throwing together a collection of ‘...

Permaculture and Health Montage
Flo Scott |
Sunday, 3rd February 2013

In 2010, I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE, an autoimmune disease where the immune system goes crazy and starts attacking healthy tissues: my joints, tendons, muscles and nerves. It was a life changing moment but I'm lucky in that so far it has not attacked any of my...

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Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 30th January 2013

The 12 permaculture design principles are thinking tools, that when used together, allow us to creatively re-design our environment and our behaviour in a world of less energy and resources. These principles are seen as universal, although the methods used to...

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Fergus Drennan |
Sunday, 27th January 2013

How we grow, source, process, prepare and relate to foods is a fundamental dimension of the permaculture way. My expertise lies in the realm of wild, feral or otherwise non-cultivated but important potential food crops that have a vital part to play in more...

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Permaculture magazine |
Friday, 25th January 2013

1 Patrick studied on his Permaculture Design Course with Andy Langford.

2 Since 1979 Patrick has lived in Glastonbury, one of the UK's main alternative towns and...

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Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 23rd January 2013

Permaculture is primarily a thinking tool for designing low carbon, highly productive systems but its influence can be very pervasive! What can start as a journey towards living a more ecologically balanced lifestyle can go far deeper, even transforming our...

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Maddy Harland |
Friday, 18th January 2013

I first met Ben Law, the woodsman, in the early nineties. He was made famous for building his own home from his own roundwood timber in his own wood and appearing on Channel 4 TV's 'Grand Designs' on numerous occasions.

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Christopher Hope |
Friday, 11th January 2013

Winter is a challenging time when it comes to food growing, so why not take advantage of what nature provides for free? More often than not, our hardy wild plants will offer us nutritionally-high greens for the salad bowl or cooking pot (often far higher than from...