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Paul Alfrey |
Friday, 25th July 2014

Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plant growth and development and although around 78% of the earth's atmosphere is nitrogen, plants cannot utilise this. Plants instead depend upon combined or fixed forms of nitrogen, such as ammonia and nitrate. Currently the...

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Phil Moore |
Monday, 21st July 2014

My girlfriend, Lauren, and I spent an incredible two years travelling overland from Mexico to Argentina visiting permaculture projects. A huge help in our research came in the form of earth ambassadors Común Tierra ('common ground').

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Ben Law |
Friday, 18th July 2014

As we head deeper into summer, the flow of courses are becoming more regular at Prickly Nut Wood. My flagship course ‘Roundwood Timber Framing’ is running as I write. I have been teaching this course for 10 years now and during that time have refined and detailed...

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Max Edleson |
Monday, 14th July 2014

Kiko Denzer and I were hired to build a heater in a greenhouse for some very avid gardeners. They had experimented with using a wood stove but there simply wasn't enough heat retained for the stove to heat the greenhouse from one day to the next throughout the...

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Charlotte Haworth |
Friday, 11th July 2014

The majority of us live in some sort of building. Everyone, especially in towns and cities, have to interact with buildings on a pretty much daily basis. They are an important part of our lives and in some ways, define them. But are we really relating to these...

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Stavroula Dimitropoulos |
Tuesday, 8th July 2014

Greece might be the perfect place for permaculture to prosper, professed prominent permaculturist Rhamis Kent in one of his recent digital interviews. Kent also believes the current financial...

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Kerry Lane |
Saturday, 5th July 2014

I hadn't cycled up such a big hill in ages. To begin with I had to have a few rest breaks and roadside chickweed snacks, but it is amazing how soon my body settles into a rhythm and my stamina kicks in.

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Roger Vaughn |
Friday, 4th July 2014

Ecotopia, named after and deeply inspired by Ernest Callenbach’s utopian novel of the same name, is a knowledge centre focused on permaculture and sustainable development in Sweden, run by social entrepreneurs Karin Malmgren and Roland Birgersson. The...