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Hayley Harland |
Sunday, 30th June 2013

"But what do you expect me to put on my cereal?!" – Is the common response given when you tell someone that moo milk just ain't no good for you. Aside from being an inflammatory food that most humans simply aren't evolved to digest properly, cows milk can be...

Glastonbury after rain
Maddy Harland |
Saturday, 29th June 2013

Glastonbury. Billed the greatest festival in the world. A unique mix of headlining bands, new musical talent, wacky benign fun, and the best Green Fields I have ever visited. Where else can you listen to Caroline Lucas, Tony Benn, Billy Bragg, Polly Higgins, Penny...

Will Lord Products
Mark Boyle |
Wednesday, 26th June 2013

The concept of creating a closed loop system is central to any serious permaculturalist's thinking when designing a habitat. Yet whilst some loops are more complete than others, not one of the many permaculture projects I have experienced over the years have...

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Richard Register & Sven Eberlein |
Sunday, 23rd June 2013

Climate change may ultimately force us to live in more resilient, ecocity-like settlements. What are the chances that the New Jersey shoreline hit by Hurricane Sandy gets rebuilt along your design ideas? What would you tell the local planners if they asked you...

Maddy's greenhouse in early June.
Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 19th June 2013

With our increasingly unpredictable weather, it makes sense to make the most of your greenhouse. I used to use mine for growing seedlings started in a heated propagator, a crop of tomatoes and indoor cucumber in the summer, perhaps some oriental vegetables like...

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Sebastian von Holstein |
Sunday, 16th June 2013

What do you when you have a few wood trunks, a couple of diggers and a top Austrian permaculture innovator at hand? You build a hugelkultur bed and pond system... obviously!

Rob's photo from The Market of Hope in The Power of Just Doing Stuff
Rob Hopkins |
Thursday, 13th June 2013

Eight thousand supermarket outlets now account for over 97 per cent of total grocery sales in the UK; a pattern increasingly replicated in other parts of the world. It’s a trend that former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy recently called “part of progress”, describing...

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Sebastian von Holstein |
Sunday, 9th June 2013

The city can sometimes seem an inhospitable place. The clear, yet faceless glass skyscrapers, the characterless, useless suburban lawns that sprawl out of the city.