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An example of solar photovoltaic panels
Rozie Apps |
Wednesday, 6th March 2013

We all need a bit of sunshine but those of us who use photovoltaic panels rely on it a bit more. With the new proposal to abolish the right to light that usually prevents obstructing buildings, there would be no protection against loss of natural light.

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Erika Pepe |
Tuesday, 5th March 2013

The organic movement has come a long way in recent years and nowadays organically grown fruit and vegetables are almost mainstream.

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Patrick Whitefied |
Saturday, 2nd March 2013

Pruning raspberries is another winter job. The first thing to do is to determine whether your raspberries are summer fruiting or autumn fruiting. If your canes give fruit in September or later they’re autumn fruiting. Summer fruiting ones are ready in June or July...

Passive solar design shaded by runner beans in the height of summer is also an indoor propagation area & a light kitchen
Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 27th February 2013

Written into our history is the horror of the Irish Potato Famine, when a nation of working people's diet was almost exclusively provided by a variety of potato which failed. Another dramatic example of the poverty of monoculture was the American Dust Bowl of the...

Filming in the Amazon
Tony Rollinson |
Saturday, 23rd February 2013

More and more permaculture projects are demonstrating that areas in rainforests, that were once biodiverse habitats for scores of species but have been logged for timber or destroyed by slash and burn agriculture, can be replanted for food, fibres and medicines....

A comfrey barrier prevents meadow grasses from creeping into the raised bed area
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 21st February 2013

In a permaculture design, each element has many functions, the minimum being three. Having three or more functions helps create a stable and diverse food growing system because each element is connected together, making energy cycle through the system rather than...

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Zion Lights & Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 20th February 2013

The spectre of fracking is coming closer to the USA and the UK, write Maddy Harland. With all the talk of an energy gap in the UK, there is little mention of conserving energy, developing micro-renewables, or community scale renewable energy solutions.

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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...