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Catherine Middleditch |
Saturday, 10th May 2014

In 2009, Permaculturists Doug Lane and Cat Middleditch began working on a 2 hectare (5 acre) smallholding called Wayfield Nurseries located on a coastal plateau in East Portlemouth, South Devon. At the time, the site was owned by forward thinkers Alan and Jonquil...

Living without a fridge isn’t hard. Note the spare cutlery to prevent cross contamination between jars of food.
Suzie Webb |
Friday, 9th May 2014

In most people's minds the answer is 'No'. Fridges are seen as an essential part of their home; even in the depths of winter people will pay to heat their homes then cool the air in a fridge. Domestic refrigerators have been available for less than a century, yet...

Sun hives under cover
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 8th May 2014

Imagine your ancestors feeding upon foraged and home-grown foods and living life ‘in the round’, in traditional houses. Now you are consigned to a high rise flat in the middle of a place where seasonal, local, organic food is unheard of. Processed sugar and...

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Michael Low |
Wednesday, 7th May 2014

After reading about tipping points, my wife and I are even more convinced biochar is the best investment we've made to support the systems on our Vermont farm. A tipping point in nature is an unstoppable slide to a different set of circumstances. Temperature,...

Home made copper rings to protect plants from slugs
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 5th May 2014

I have owned copper rings for years and use them to protect tender plants from slug attack. Apparently the slugs loath touching copper because the metal reacts with their slime and creates a mild electric current. It gives them an electric shock which repels...

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Becky Vipond |
Tuesday, 29th April 2014

"This is about planting for the future. In years to come our kids’ children will eat this fruit." John Carol, Orchard Guardian.

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Gene Logsdon |
Tuesday, 29th April 2014

When I look at a tree, I find it difficult to think of it as a plant. It looks like pure magic to me. I can read over and over again the scientific explanations of how sunlight and photosynthesis and chlorophyll and cambium layers and all that work together to...

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Trina Moyles & KJ Dakin |
Friday, 25th April 2014

In the arid mountain village of Tuixcajchis, Aurelia Jimenez Zacories is always growing something on her small but productive tract of land. She spends her days coaxing vegetables and the staples of corn, wheat and potatoes from the soil, raising livestock,...