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Ansel Oommen |
Friday, 23rd January 2015

In the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, a certain tree has long graced the region with its miraculous fruit. Hanging from its wiry branches are clusters of ribbed pods, each a foot in length. These pods, or drumsticks, have attracted the attention of mankind for millennia...

Christopher Nesbitt |
Friday, 23rd January 2015

My partner, Celini Logan, and I manage a small NGO called Maya Mountain Research Farm in the hills of southern Belize. The farm is located 2 kilometers off road, up river from San Pedro Columbia, the largest Queq'chi Maya community in Belize, set amongst the ruins of a classic period Maya site...

Joan Bailey |
Monday, 19th January 2015

For Courtney White, the power of positive thinking is no cliché.

Positive thinking, he believes, is the best foundation for finding solutions to a number of issues, such as climate change, habitat restoration, water quality, and hunger. Discovering this though, has been a journey full of...

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Nick van Zutphen |
Wednesday, 14th January 2015

As you probably know, permaculture is often associated with a forest garden, natural fishpond or a social system, but could you design a website using those same principles?

Vision vs a goal

Marina O'Connell, Andy Goldring and Hannah Thorogood at 16 ORFC
Phil Moore |
Thursday, 8th January 2015

If ideas where food then the 2015 Oxford Real Farming (ORFC) conference was a veritable cornucopia of nourishment.

Alan Heeks |
Friday, 2nd January 2015

Since earliest times, people have created stories to make sense of their world. In 1978, Thomas Berry1 coined the term, ‘The New Story’. He saw the urgent need to reconnect with the interdependence of all life and the planet, and he believed the root of this reconnection must be story...

Looby Macnamara |
Thursday, 1st January 2015

Traditional for this time of year is the New Year resolutions, a time when we set ourselves new goals and make plans for change in our personal lives. Almost as traditional is the breaking of these new resolutions. There is more to it then just having the desire, obviously. How can we use...

Credit: http://www.wildheartpermaculture.co.uk/?page_id=128
Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 31st December 2014

The 72 hour design course is quite an undertaking to organise. Teachers have to hire venues, provide food for students for two weeks, book field trips, teach an intensive course and market it. It all costs - and that means course fees can be high unless they are subsidised.