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Permaculture magazine |
Tuesday, 16th December 2014

A new school teaching natural building techniques has opened in Yorkshire.

Students signing up to the School of Natural Building (SNaB) will learn how to use strawbales, timber, lime, clay, hemp, sheeps wool, woodfire board, brick, stone and other materials.

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Alliance For Food Sovereignty In Africa and US Food Sovereignty Alliance |
Thursday, 11th December 2014

African organisations are fiercely opposition to the human feeding trials taking place at Iowa State University involving genetically modified (GM) bananas.

Forum for the Future |
Friday, 28th November 2014

UK farms could be a major player in a shift towards a resilient, low-carbon energy system, according to an important report launched this month by the Farm Power coalition. The coalition, which is made up of a growing number of farming bodies, businesses and NGOs, are calling on policymakers and...

Permaculture magazine |
Monday, 24th November 2014

International Permaculture Convergence website launches - please help by sharing.

The Permaculture Association have launched the International Permaculture Convergence (IPCUK) website. It is live now at http://ipcuk.events

Robert Alcock |
Monday, 24th November 2014

Clocks are round. So why aren't calendars?

Ever since I can remember, my internal picture of the year has been a circle - with summer opposite winter, spring opposite autumn. This makes perfect sense if you consider that, after all, a...

Permaculture magazine |
Thursday, 20th November 2014

Living sustainably and ethically is somewhat difficult in our modern age.

Growing your own food, building your own home and reducing, reusing and recycling are all ways we choose to live more sustainably. But when it comes to technology, there is rarely a sustainable and ethical option....

Hands Off Our Forests |
Tuesday, 4th November 2014

DID you know legislation is currently being pushed through Parliament that will allow any public land to be transferred by a Government agency, all rights of way extinguished, to private developers?

Permaculture magazine |
Thursday, 30th October 2014

Triodos Renewables has launched a major £5 million share offer.

Working with Trillion Fund, the crowd financing platform for renewable energy, to promote and distribute the offer, the scheme will enable people to invest from as little as £50 - the lowest ever minimum investment for...