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Ribwort often grows in numbers
Christopher Hope |
Thursday, 30th May 2013

The plantains (Plantago lanceolata / P.major from Plantaginaceae family) are some of Britain's most common and valuable wild plants. When looking for plants that provide multi-yields in our permaculture systems, we need to take...

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Rozie Apps |
Sunday, 26th May 2013

The use of genetic engineering in food production is hugely controversial. With the increase of genetically modified foods (GM), there is also growing evidence that those GM foods carry risks.

From Edible Cities
Richard Register & Sven Eberlein |
Sunday, 19th May 2013

SE: There's a lot of "ecocity-washing" going on right now. At the same time there isn't a true ecocity on earth yet. How far can a model veer from the true ecocity vision in the name of moving in the right direction?

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Collective potential
Looby Macnamara |
Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Personal sustainability is the ability to sustain ourselves: our energy levels, health and connection to our dreams and visions, other people and our higher self. People have a responsibility to maintain their own physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health...

2012 Summer Interns
Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 14th May 2013

Recently I reported on how Polyface Farm uses techniques such as mob grazing and mobile farm infrastructure to lock up carbon, build soil and create a diverse set of yields. I also explained how Joel Salatin, his family and his associates market and sell their...

One of Peter Cowman's low impact timber frame buildings
Derry Nairn |
Sunday, 12th May 2013

"Anyone here from the planning office?"

A malevolent grumble dashes around the room - planners are not the most popular breed in County Wicklow – before we are shown a house that successfully, and, I might add, legally, circumvented the pitfalls of local...

Collection in Port-au-Prince
Mark Sanders |
Wednesday, 8th May 2013

As the global use of inorganic mined fertilisers increases, so do the resulting environmental impacts in the form of increasing Nitrous Oxide emissions and heavy metals in local watercourses and groundwater sources.

Garden Heart
Looby Macnamara |
Sunday, 5th May 2013

As spring is arriving at last one of the urges for a lot of us is to start spring cleaning. It is a natural pattern of clearing out the energy from the winter months and letting fresh air into our lives.