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Gwen Boyle |
Wednesday, 2nd April 2014

On a bright, almost-summery March day in Cork, Ireland, a throng of people gather at a white tent in the shadow of the city library. Buoyed by the sunshine and the carnival atmosphere, people strike up friendly conversations in the queue while others mill around...

Ben Law |
Saturday, 29th March 2014

I am now cutting about 4 acres of derelict/overstood sweet chestnut coppice.

Chris talks in the garden, with stunning volcano and lake in the background, to a group from a permaculture design course.
Jack Plant & Gail Harland |
Friday, 28th March 2014

When my partner Gail and I arrived at the small village, Balgue, on the island of Ometepe in the middle of the largest lake in Central America, ‘Lake Nicaragua’, we were greeted by co-directors of Project Bona Fide (PBF), Chris Shanks and Mitch...

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Sharon Dismore |
Thursday, 27th March 2014

Landmatters is an off-grid, land-based, community co-operative based in Devon. In our tenth year we are currently 10 adults, seven children, six goats, two horses, numerous ducks, chickens, bees, a cat, a rabbit and two dogs...

Sophie McGovern |
Thursday, 20th March 2014

Fergus Drennan is a 'wild food experimentalist and student of the wild realm', and I was one of nine would-be-foragers who had travelled to participate on his one-day foraging course in Kent. Throughout the day we would be searching for wild food in a variety of...

Juan Fran Lopez |
Tuesday, 18th March 2014

Some years ago, tired of the endless routines of digging, fertilizing and weeding (which I think is useless at the beginning of the season) I began to read about Natural Agriculture. Very different to the usual, scientific approach to agriculture, this reform was...

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Fernando Naves Sousa |
Sunday, 16th March 2014

Many experts agree that one of Africa’s key challenges in the near future will be to increase food production in an environmentally and socially sustainable way. Yet, some say very little is being done to improve the performance of organic farming and...

Tony Wrench outside his Low Impact Roundhouse with the sun out - at last!
Tony Wrench |
Thursday, 13th March 2014

Now the rains have stopped lashing down interminably, the gales have eased, and we can potter around our homes and homesteads again in the Spring sunshine, I would like to take a quick backwards peep for any lessons learned, before last winter becomes a distant...