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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.

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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,...

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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...

A mix of foraged fungi
Laura Parr |
Sunday, 8th September 2013

"You would have thought purple would be easy to spot in the forest," said fungi expert, Iona Fraser. But it's not. I had always thought of autumn's colours as being red and orange with splashes of yellow, but the forest floor was a mass of colours of all hues,...

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Maddy Harland |
Friday, 6th September 2013

Last July I spoke at the Grow It Yourself Gathering in Birmingham. It was a really inspiring day and I met some wonderful gardeners who transform community spaces and grow all sorts of new crops. I also met the marvellous and funny, Mark Diacono and Steve Lamb,...