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Anni Kelsey |
Wednesday, 12th November 2014

This is one version of my 'Top 10' perennial vegetables – a version drawn up with a mixed cottage garden style planting in mind. It's really hard to choose favourites and there are plenty of others that I love and would be in the top 10 if it had a different purpose. 

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Ben Law |
Tuesday, 11th November 2014

It's chestnut season in the woods again and although most will have fallen to the ground, they are still harvestable in large numbers for another month. Sweet chestnut is a late flowering tree with the flowers appearing from July. The flowers are unusual as both male and female flowers appear on...

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Phil Moore |
Thursday, 6th November 2014

"Observation is a form of intervention" says Chris Dixon, writer and permaculture practitioner. The warm June air breezed through the surrounding trees as we sat outside discussing regeneration, planning permission, and all things permaculture.

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Phil Moore |
Thursday, 23rd October 2014

What was once a forgotten Victorian walled kitchen garden is now an accessible public permaculture project. Set within Towneley Hall, Burnley's largest park, Offshoots holds a unique space in the 180 hectares of landscaped parkland.

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Ben Law |
Thursday, 16th October 2014

Last month I was discussing adding value and making use of wind blown larch trees; most of the trees I was making use of were straight grown. In amongst the wind blown trees were a number of...

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Charlotte Haworth |
Monday, 13th October 2014

Autumn is here, and with it the traditional time of harvest and abundance. With the current global food system meaning that we now have international networks transporting our food to us - sometimes over many thousands of miles - this traditional idea of seasonal abundance is losing its meaning...

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Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 9th October 2014

Ever needed a post box but balked at the price? Whilst on holiday in Connemara out on the west coast of Ireland, I came across a wonderful idea for repurposing a microwave oven. It is so simple. It consisted of a pole, with a platform on which the microwave sits. The pole is stabilised by two...

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Robin Grey |
Thursday, 2nd October 2014

Back in 2011, Clare Joy and Ru Litherland from a London-based cooperative of food growers called 'OrganicLea' gave a talk at one of the quarterly Community Food Growers Network (CFGN) meetings on the history of land rights in England.