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Kayaking is an ideal way to find seaweed
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 3rd October 2013

Last month I was invited to speak at the Grow It Yourself Gathering in Ireland (a wonderful Irish veggie fest) where I met John and Sally McKenna. These two foodies are legends in Ireland. In 1991 they gave up their jobs and their flat in Dublin, bought a broken-...

Carol Deppe |
Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

For Buffalo Bird Woman, the Hidatsa Indian featured in Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden, it was dry slices of immature squash that were the main squash staple, not fully mature squash. I love growing squash. And Buffalo Bird Woman had a production system for dried...

Mark Wallace |
Thursday, 26th September 2013

Mark Boyle founded the worldwide 'Freeconomy' movement which now has local groups in over 170 countries. He is currently working on developing a permaculture-based gift economy in Ireland.

Denmark Farm
Rozie Apps |
Tuesday, 24th September 2013

I haven't spent much time in Wales so I was excited to be off on a long September weekend away with my partner. I was looking forward to walks through the beautiful countryside and then getting warm with a toasty fire in a cosy eco lodge.

Trill Farm
Rhys Kelly |
Friday, 20th September 2013

Over the past 10 years I have been lucky enough to teach some very committed and bright young people, many of them passionate about making a difference to the lives of people less fortunate than themselves.

©Peter Cook & Becky Northey
Ansel Oommen |
Sunday, 15th September 2013

Dating as far back as the 16th century, tree shaping has been hinted at in paintings and literature but it was not until the advent of Axel Erlandson, the father of modern tree training, that the art form truly flourished. As a young man, Erlandson was...

Bealtaine Cottage
Colette O'Neill |
Thursday, 12th September 2013

Eight years ago I changed my life entirely. I had always wanted to live in the country and realise my dream. I took the plunge, right into the deep end, by purchasing a small, derelict cottage, up a stony track, nestled in three acres of wet, rushy,...

Transition and perm.jpg
Toby Hemenway |
Tuesday, 10th September 2013

The Transition movement seemed to catch fire right from the beginning, and I confess that its success made me, as a permaculturist, a bit envious. Here was a program for converting to a post-oil society, created by a permaculture teacher using permaculture...