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Ruth Hayward and Jenny Pickerill |
Friday, 13th March 2015

Increasing numbers of people are interested in developing community self build projects around the world. In the UK inspirational projects include LILAC (Leeds), Hockerton Housing Project (Nottinghamshire), Springhill Co-Housing (Stroud), Hedgehog (Brighton) and Lancaster Co-Housing (...

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Anna Clayton |
Thursday, 12th March 2015

The permaculture mantra of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Shares is often more easily applied to processes that we are directly involved and connected with; when designing a garden, community project or buying Fairtrade products for example.

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Kris De Decker - Low-Tech Magazine |
Wednesday, 11th March 2015

Despite technological advancements since the Industrial Revolution, cooking remains a spectacularly inefficient process. This holds true for poor and rich countries alike. While modern gas and electric cooking stoves might be more practical and produce less indoor pollution than the open fires...

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Megan Treacy - Treehugger |
Monday, 9th March 2015

Wave power has yet to be as successful as solar or wind power, even though the potential energy that could be harvested is huge.

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Deano Martin |
Tuesday, 3rd March 2015

Making a more fungal compost has been an aim of mine for some time. One of the ways that I do that is to not make 'hot' compost, keep the proportion of high carbon materials high, and to not turn unless it's needed. However recently I set up a truly fungal mix of ingredients and this post is...

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Emma Bowen - Milkwood |
Thursday, 26th February 2015

Allow us to point out the overwhelmingly obvious here, but how damn awesome are plants? They're satisfying to grow, super delicious to eat, and of course also perform a whole host of tasks that keep our planet humming.

But wait, there's more. Another side of their beauty really shines...

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Graham Burnett |
Thursday, 26th February 2015

I believe that the Permaculture Design Course offers very good value for money, and is a worthwhile investment for individuals, projects and organisations.

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Permaculture magazine |
Wednesday, 25th February 2015

Mark Boyle is better known as the Moneyless man. He lived over three years without earning or spending a penny. Now he has co-founded a community smallholding with free workshops, free education and free booze!

Based in Ireland, An Teach Saor, Gaellic for 'the free house', is a...