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Larf |
Sunday, 17th February 2013

Stuart Aylett left his job in the building trade over ten years ago and headed west to find a simpler life. After landing in Somerset, he bought a half acre of land at Stonage Lane in 2009 and attempted to rejuvenate his newly acquired monoculture of rye grass...

The greenhouse, used for harvesting rainwater, is sited by the raised beds and garden shed and is also near the house
Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 13th February 2013

'Relative location' is an early permaculture design principle. The concept of permaculture design principles first emerged in Permaculture: A Designer's Manual (1988) by Bill Mollison and Introduction to Permaculture...

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Christopher Hope |
Monday, 11th February 2013

Different plants will periodically grab the attention of gardener or forager alike, and for a host of reasons. Yet above all others, the assorted tribes of the Brassicaceae (cabbage) family are probably some of the most cherished plants in Britain. I fancy that...

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Mark Boyle |
Friday, 8th February 2013

Theoretically, you could build any house for free, especially in a model such as the resource-based economy that participants in the Zeitgeist movement propose. Realistically, a dwelling could only be built for free to the degree that it was made from local...

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Aranya |
Wednesday, 6th February 2013

Design is the conscious assembly of concepts, materials, techniques and strategies for a particular purpose. Yet seeing all the exciting possibilities that permaculture offers us, it’s easy to forget this and just end up throwing together a collection of ‘...

Permaculture and Health Montage
Flo Scott |
Sunday, 3rd February 2013

In 2010, I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE, an autoimmune disease where the immune system goes crazy and starts attacking healthy tissues: my joints, tendons, muscles and nerves. It was a life changing moment but I'm lucky in that so far it has not attacked any of my...

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Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 30th January 2013

The 12 permaculture design principles are thinking tools, that when used together, allow us to creatively re-design our environment and our behaviour in a world of less energy and resources. These principles are seen as universal, although the methods used to...

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Fergus Drennan |
Sunday, 27th January 2013

How we grow, source, process, prepare and relate to foods is a fundamental dimension of the permaculture way. My expertise lies in the realm of wild, feral or otherwise non-cultivated but important potential food crops that have a vital part to play in more...