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The greenhouse, used for harvesting rainwater, is sited by the raised beds and garden shed and is also near the house
Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 13th February 2013

'Relative location' is an early permaculture design principle. The concept of permaculture design principles first emerged in Permaculture: A Designer's Manual (1988) by Bill Mollison and Introduction to Permaculture...

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Christopher Hope |
Monday, 11th February 2013

Different plants will periodically grab the attention of gardener or forager alike, and for a host of reasons. Yet above all others, the assorted tribes of the Brassicaceae (cabbage) family are probably some of the most cherished plants in Britain. I fancy that...

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Mark Boyle |
Friday, 8th February 2013

Theoretically, you could build any house for free, especially in a model such as the resource-based economy that participants in the Zeitgeist movement propose. Realistically, a dwelling could only be built for free to the degree that it was made from local...

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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...