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After balcony and patio conversion (Roman Stark)
Edible Cities |
Saturday, 16th November 2013

Balconies and terraces can offer far more than fresh air and a little bit of green. Even very sunny spaces can be turned into edible gardens using a few simple tricks. 

Tenants: Married couple...

Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 14th November 2013

My birth name wasn’t Harland, it was Wood, and wood has always played an important part in my life. Early memories are of camping with my parents in wild places. We would light fires with sticks on tiny islands on Loch Corrib in the wilds of Connemara. After a...

Kramertof: the Holzer Farm in Austria
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 7th November 2013

I want to tell you why permaculture inspires and motivates me and how I apply it in my own life, but before I do that I need to set the scene. Please bear with me.

The Hugelkultur bed and pond one year after building.
Liz Darley |
Tuesday, 5th November 2013

The wettest drought1 on record turned into a fertile opportunity for the crack pallet building team that we are rapidly becoming! Mid-June 2012 was an opportune time; we had easy digging and brimming full water butts. And so we hatched a plan one sunny...

Trina Moyles |
Monday, 4th November 2013

"Let us not run away from our garbage. We should learn the art of making compost. Using that compost we will grow a lot of flowers. Don't think that without compost you can have flowers. That is an illusion. You can have flowers only with compost." - Thich Nhat...

Computer bugs
Julie Alice Chappell |
Sunday, 27th October 2013

The circuit boards inside discarded obsolete electronics are what I use to create my sculptural artworks.

My art practice involves breaking down the pre-existing materials, reinterpreting them and offering them a new form with new purpose, creating...

David Bond |
Friday, 25th October 2013

There are runner beans at the bottom of my garden. My two children love to pick them, pot them and cook them up for supper. It’s a guaranteed way to get them to eat their greens: make them fetch them fresh from the garden. 

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Christopher Hope |
Thursday, 24th October 2013

Roses are a quintessential sight of hedgerows and waysides. Our spring and autumn seasons would undoubtedly be much the poorer without their scent and colour.