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Iris Coates |
Saturday, 11th January 2014

WWOOF started as a Working Weekend On an Organic Farm in 1971 and 42 years on, it is going back to its roots with a working weekend in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

Mulching pathways
Elin L Duby, PRI-Kenya |
Wednesday, 8th January 2014

Julie lives on Rusinga Island. She is a woman, a mother, a farmer and a widow. Her husband died in 2002, leaving her with a half built house, only rough walls and no roof. Though her children were well educated they did not manage to find a job and were unable to support their mother.

Simple hotbed in Charles Dowding's greenhouse
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 3rd January 2014

Last November I had the privilege of visiting no dig gardeners Steph Hafferty and Charles Dowding at Charles' house in Somerset. We had a tour of his market garden which was only set up in early 2013 yet was beautifully productive in our English late autumn. Then we retired to his passive solar...

Rozie Apps |
Sunday, 15th December 2013

Meghalaya in northeastern India has been regularly named the rainiest and wettest place on earth by the Guinness book of records. 

Ben Law's roundwood woodland building at The Sustainability Centre ©Penny Rose
Maddy Harland |
Saturday, 14th December 2013

At Permaculture magazine, we believe that the best way to demonstrate that a better world is possible is to live it, regardless of whether governments and politicians are listening, and it seems that the majority are not.

Glennie Kindred |
Thursday, 12th December 2013

I have been out working in the garden today and have been amazed how well the native edible plants are growing even now at the beginning of December!

Basket of guava
Trina Moyles |
Sunday, 8th December 2013

When people think about Sub-Saharan Africa, they tend to conjure up images of dry, dusty landscapes – flat, hot and bare – with field upon field of thirsty maize crops. 

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mediaworks |
Monday, 2nd December 2013

With the winter chill on the horizon, it’s easy to forget about the pesticides vs. bees debate that made headlines in the spring. The issue, though, is far from resolved. Now that the dedicated pollinators are hidden away in their hives, cleverly avoiding the incoming cold weather, it may be...