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George Monbiot |
Monday, 13th April 2015

Imagine a wonderful world, a planet on which there was no threat of climate breakdown, no loss of freshwater, no antibiotic resistance, no obesity crisis, no terrorism, no war. Surely, then, we would be out of major danger? Sorry....

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Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 1st April 2015

This idea was given to me by John Adams. As such it comes with a proviso. John is brilliant at DIY, especially modifying pallets. He writes about pallet benches, raised beds, even how he made an Arondack chair in Permaculture magazine. I am practical but...

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Permaculture Association |
Tuesday, 31st March 2015

In September this year, the International Permaculture Convergence - IPCUK - will bring together permaculture practitioners from around the globe. From 'the front lines in climate change', hopeful scholarship applicants tell us their stories of...

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Lachlan McKenzie |
Monday, 30th March 2015

This is a story about how permaculture has taken root in Timor Leste, with unexpected results, and has become blended with Timorese culture and the push for sustainable food productions and development.

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Peter May |
Monday, 23rd March 2015

Over the past couple of years people have been sharing orchard skills across age groups, across the professional / community divide and...across the Channel.

The Orchards Without Borders project, a collaboration between the Brighton and Hove Food...

Every public space can be a food forest - here's an LA example
Sarah Pugh |
Wednesday, 18th March 2015

Every public space, every niche, could be planted up as a food forest. The lead picture is taken in LA and shows how a simple change in the law by pioneering urban farmer, Ron Finley, has allowed food to be grown in public lots all over the city.

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Rozie Apps |
Wednesday, 18th March 2015

We all need a good night’s sleep, it helps give us a healthy mind and body. But for many of us, due to various reasons, this isn’t always possible. But scientists in Australia are asking, could it be down to your bedding?

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Ruth Hayward and Jenny Pickerill |
Friday, 13th March 2015

Increasing numbers of people are interested in developing community self build projects around the world. In the UK inspirational projects include LILAC (Leeds), Hockerton Housing Project (Nottinghamshire), Springhill Co-Housing (Stroud), Hedgehog (...