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Patrick Whitefield |
Friday, 1st August 2014

It’s still high summer: the garden is brimming with bountiful vegetables and soft fruit, and the apples are still swelling on the trees. Isn’t it a bit early for me to be writing about planting fruit trees? The planting season is the winter so surely...

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Leila Dregger |
Wednesday, 30th July 2014

As peaceworkers from Israel, Palestine and various other parts of the world, we have been holding a peace vigil in the middle of a war in the West Bank over the last several days. We are gathering here under very simple conditions, creating community life, sharing...

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Donnachadh McCarthy |
Tuesday, 29th July 2014

While over 26,000 people have been killed in UK traffic collisions over the last decade, the actual death toll from our motorised traffic culture is far higher.

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Robert Alcock |
Monday, 28th July 2014

Over the last decade, the increased construction in Spain has left empty housing developments, unused airports and debt.

But nearly all that concrete has been poured into a few places: around the main cities, the Mediterranean coast and islands. There's...

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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...