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Compost Direct |
Tuesday, 25th November 2014

Peat has been used for years, mainly as a fuel but also in compost.

It takes thousands of years for peat to be formed, as the decay process of vegetation is slowed by the lack of oxygen. This makes it an unsustainable product, known by many as a fossil fuel...

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Bart Glumineau |
Monday, 17th November 2014

For several years following its official creation by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the late 1970s, permaculture had remained a marginal approach practiced by a small number of individuals.

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Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 13th November 2014

This month we (Permanent Publications) are publishing The Vegan Book of Permaculture by permaculture teacher and author and our good friend, Graham Burnett...

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Ed Dowding |
Thursday, 13th November 2014

I wrote this in reply to this Facebook status from a Green Party candidate:

"A question for all my green yet not Green friends – what might stop you voting for us? Genuinely interested as there seem to be a lot of people that I know who are working really...

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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...

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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...

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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.