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Punta Mona
Phil Moore |
Sunday, 13th October 2013

Punta Mona, Monkey Point in Spanish, is like entering a permaculture garden designed by Willy Wonka. A wonderfully eclectic and exuberent ecosystem, full of edible plants and trees from all over the world jostle side by side threatening to spill out into the paths, leading the bewildered...

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Christopher Hope |
Friday, 11th October 2013

Certain plants have always been extremely valuable to us. We know one of them as yarrow. This plant became a powerful ally for us here on Earth a long time ago, as was clearly revealed by its presence in Neanderthal graves discovered in the Mediterranean basin, reportedly dating back around...

Cobnut burgers with tomatillo salsa, runner beans and Carmargue rice
Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 9th October 2013

I'm having a bit of a cooking fest at the moment, inspired by editing Carl Legge's forthcoming book, The Permaculture...

Annie Levy |
Sunday, 6th October 2013

At certain times of year most of us find ourselves with piles of beetroot from our allotments, gardens and veg boxes. If you wish to maximize the gift of nutrients from this oft-maligned vegetable, why not begin with a simple ferment? Its velvet viscosity can serve as the beginnings of many...

Kayaking is an ideal way to find seaweed
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 3rd October 2013

Last month I was invited to speak at the Grow It Yourself Gathering in Ireland (a wonderful Irish veggie fest) where I met John and Sally McKenna. These two foodies are legends in Ireland. In 1991 they gave up their jobs and their flat in Dublin, bought a broken-down Renault 4 and set off around...

Carol Deppe |
Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

For Buffalo Bird Woman, the Hidatsa Indian featured in Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden, it was dry slices of immature squash that were the main squash staple, not fully mature squash. I love growing squash. And Buffalo Bird Woman had a production system for dried squash that looked very efficient as...

Mark Wallace |
Thursday, 26th September 2013

Mark Boyle founded the worldwide 'Freeconomy' movement which now has local groups in over 170 countries. He is currently working on developing a permaculture-based gift economy in Ireland.

Denmark Farm
Rozie Apps |
Tuesday, 24th September 2013

I haven't spent much time in Wales so I was excited to be off on a long September weekend away with my partner. I was looking forward to walks through the beautiful countryside and then getting warm with a toasty fire in a cosy eco lodge.