Paul Alfrey |
Friday, 6th November 2015
How do you grow enough of your own mulch in order to establish thousands of newly planted trees and shrubs? That's one of the design goals we're attempting to meet for a 5 ha forest farm currently under development at Balkan Ecology Project in Bulgaria.
Chris Bird |
Thursday, 5th November 2015
After seven years planning and consultation and almost £400,000 spent, Transition Homes Community Land Trust1 has finally submitted an application to build 27 low cost sustainable homes just outside Totnes in Devon. With several years still to go before...
Mischa Hewitt |
Friday, 30th October 2015
The UN Climate Change Conference, COP21, is geting closer and we need real examples of how we can tackle climate change on a practical level. We need to educate and spread the word about the impact humans have on our environment and how we reduce this as we progress into the 21st century....
Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 27th October 2015
Some years ago Achim Ecker from ZEGG ecovillage gave me some peach stones from his own root stock (i.e. ungrafted) peaches. He told me that they are resistant to peach leaf curl, grow 'true' and they fruit every year. He has planted many trees at ZEGG and many of them yield big peaches....
New Scientist |
Monday, 26th October 2015
The site of Chernobyl is a living example of nature's resilience.
Scientists have noted an increase in wildlife in the area since the evacuation of over 300,000 people.
Stephanie Hafferty |
Monday, 19th October 2015
Crop protection is not only about keeping pests and the weather from damaging our cherished fruit and vegetable plants, it is also a useful way of extending the season, ensuring abundant harvests and creating an ideal environment for growing healthy plants whilst encouraging and supporting...
Ed Tyler |
Friday, 16th October 2015
I designed the garden back in 1994-5 as my first project after completing a Permaculture Design Course (PDC). For the first five years of the project’s life I was intimately involved in its development.
Daniel Hudspith |
Friday, 9th October 2015
I’m heading up the Mekong River. Despite my best efforts, I cannot help but think of Colonel Kurtz as played by Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now. ‘The horror … the horror’. Of course, it’s anything but horrific.