Ben Law |
Thursday, 12th June 2014

The warm start to this year has been good for butterflies and the woods have been busy with regular sightings of Brimstones, Peacocks and Orange Tips. One butterfly that appears from late April through May (dependent on weather conditions) is the Pearl-bordered Fritillary (top image).

Steven Golemboski-Byrne |
Tuesday, 10th June 2014

One of the most loved spots on the farm is our fire pit, but given our Northern Irish climate, there aren't a huge number of days when people can sit around the fire. We really needed a space where visitors could sit out of the rain.

Chris Hope |
Wednesday, 28th May 2014

With May comes may-flowers! The delightful hawthorns, in full flower now up and down Britain, are arguably one of the 'must-have' multi purpose plants for temperate zone permaculture plots.

The finished squash frame
Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 27th May 2014

Some years ago I visited Rebecca Hosking and Tim Green on the farm and saw their raised bed veggie garden. Tim had woven hazel domes over the beds to grow squashes upwards rather than have them trailing on the ground.

Ben Law |
Friday, 16th May 2014

Walking along the woodland rides with waves of bluebells each side of me, the wet and stormy winter is disappearing into the background.

Rozie Apps |
Thursday, 15th May 2014

The sun is beginning to appear and festival season is approaching.

Here at Permaculture magazine we love the festival season - getting to meet amazing new and diverse people, eating a huge variety of culinary delights, relaxing in the summer sunshine to good music and being...

Nicola Sansom |
Wednesday, 14th May 2014

Trees for Integration is a fruit tree planting and environmental education programme that has been running in Jinja, Eastern Uganda since 2012. The programme brings children who were living on the streets and local school children together to plant and learn about trees. ...

Catherine Middleditch |
Saturday, 10th May 2014

In 2009, Permaculturists Doug Lane and Cat Middleditch began working on a 2 hectare (5 acre) smallholding called Wayfield Nurseries located on a coastal plateau in East Portlemouth, South Devon. At the time, the site was owned by forward thinkers Alan and Jonquil Stapleton, who supported both...