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Emma Czelusta |
Thursday, 28th March 2013

Is it possible for a ten-day camp to inspire people to live happier healthier and more sustainable lifestyles? When people come together to celebrate life, love and creativity something magical happens, especially when the place they come to meet in is a beautiful...

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Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Permaculture traditionally advocates small-scale intensive systems.

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Rozie Apps |
Monday, 25th March 2013

My partner is a coppice worker and creates the most beautiful benches, gates and buildings from locally sourced timber. I am always amazed at the beauty of such things and usually slightly jealous that he gets to work with such natural materials and make such...

Giving and receiving support
Looby Macnamara |
Sunday, 24th March 2013

We all recognise things in the world that are disturbing and we would like to be different. Perhaps it is social injustices in faraway countries, habitat destruction in the rainforest or gangs roaming the streets in your town. There could even be things closer to...

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Rozie Apps |
Saturday, 23rd March 2013

In 2009 an estimated 12 million tons of coffee waste was left to rot. Not only does this waste generate methane gas which is attributed to climate change, it is also a huge amount of money being wasted. But there is hope.

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Richard Register & Sven Eberlein |
Thursday, 21st March 2013

SE: It seems that ecocities are permaculture on a larger scale. In what areas do you think ecocity thinkers can learn from permaculturists, and what can permaculturists do to scale up to city size?

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Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 20th March 2013

All too often, our conventional systems are linear in nature, causing energy sinks which leak resources out of the system. For example, sewage leaches into rivers and oceans where it pollutes habitats and the nutrients which agriculture could re-use are lost. We...

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Dave Boehnlein |
Saturday, 16th March 2013

Dave Boehnlein travels to the Amazon to visit an Amazonian permaculture project which aims to become a regional model for sustainable production of food, fibre, fuel and medicines.