Two Thirsty Gardeners |
Monday, 7th April 2014

Carl Legge is a legend among permaculturists. His new book, The Permaculture Kitchen, is packed with fantastic recipes and some top tips for living off the land. It's well on the way to becoming our new cooking bible. We caught up with him to talk about permaculture, foraging for...

Rory Prendergast |
Saturday, 5th April 2014

The human body contains over 100 trillion bacterial colonists. With bacterial cells outnumbering human cells by a ratio of 10 to 1, it may be more fitting to call that human body of ours, "an elaborate vessel optimised for the growth and spread of our microbial inhabitants," according to Justin...

Gwen Boyle |
Wednesday, 2nd April 2014

On a bright, almost-summery March day in Cork, Ireland, a throng of people gather at a white tent in the shadow of the city library. Buoyed by the sunshine and the carnival atmosphere, people strike up friendly conversations in the queue while others mill around nearby stands.

Ben Law |
Saturday, 29th March 2014

I am now cutting about 4 acres of derelict/overstood sweet chestnut coppice.

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 (...