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Patrick Smith - Ethical Consumer

The temporary restriction on the use of certain neonicotinoid pesticides in the European Union in December 2013 came as a massive relief to all those...

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Alice Griffin

I would describe myself as a traveller: a wanderer, nomad, gypsy; someone frequently tempted by the lure of new horizons. Over the years this way of life has seen me spend time in many...

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Rozie Apps

In 2004 Irene 'Smokie' McGee lost her husband. She couldn't afford to live in the house they shared in Los Angeles, ending up living on the streets.

Elvis Summers, a Californian...

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Margene Whitler Hucek

We didn’t expect that the sweet cherry tree that my husband and I planted in our small orchard on the south side of our house would be the source of some gardening wisdom, but it has...

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Maddy Harland

Some years ago, Tim and I were walking on a hot, dry day in the Himalayas to find a monastery in the Punakha District in Bhutan. Located near Lobesa, it stands on a round hillock and...

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Omick

Urine separation is an integral component of the Barrel Composting Toilet System. The recommended system for urine diversion is described below. The system consists of two basic assemblies: a urine...

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Cathy Ashley

My plot had always looked unkempt due to the ‘non’ areas amongst the designed and intentional elements. Then I stumbled upon the terms ‘masses and voids’.

I realised that the solution is to design...

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Susan Wakeman - Jardins Educatifs de la Cote

Using your kitchen green wastes as a resource is obvious for any ecologically-minded gardener. What to do though if you don't have space for a compost bin/pile? I have tried out several...

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Sally Broughton

You'll need a shoebox - or similar - small piece of foil, small piece of white paper, and a sharp knife/scissors :-

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Permaculture magazine

The International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) takes place in September, with keynote speakers such Rosemary Morrow, Geoff Lawton, Darren Doherty, Rob Hopkins plus hundreds of talks,...

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Drew Dellinger

Helen Moore’s poetry is an inch of topsoil built up over millennia; a living cell seen teeming under a microscope; a galaxy’s lucid dream. These poems pulse with...

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Rozie Apps

I have been interested in underground greenhouses for the last couple of years.

Ever since I saw a photo of a walipini, I knew that one day I would have to...

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Joan Bailey

The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy and Serenity is the third gardening book by Carol Deppe,...

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Phil Chandler

People keep asking me what I think of the new 'Flow Hive', so here are my thoughts.