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The Bark Sculpture
Rozie Apps |
Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Anyone who has watched the most popular episode of Grand Designs will have seen Ben Law use coppiced sweet chestnut (Castanae Sativa) to build his woodland home. But would you have thought of using...

Bob the Builder - now Roundwood Timber Framer!
Permaculture Magazine |
Friday, 31st May 2013

Permaculture and sustainable living are in the mainstream, even on BBC Children's TV!

Rozie Apps |
Friday, 24th May 2013

2013 is the 30th birthday of The Permaculture Association.

The Association was born out of a small group of people who met in February 1983 for the inaugural general meeting in Nottingham.

Transplantable Living Room by The Living Stage
Rozie Apps |
Thursday, 23rd May 2013

An outdoor, community-grown, edible 'living' room space will host inspirational and interactive performances this September at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

Ben Law
Rozie Apps |
Tuesday, 21st May 2013

The Brecon Beacons will be filled with music, comedy, inspiring talks, literature and workshops this summer and two of our authors will be appearing at the festival as well.

Beth sharpening the scythe
Beth Tilston |
Friday, 17th May 2013

Anyone managing a piece of land, whether it be a community garden, a wildflower meadow or even a lawn, knows how quickly grass grows and how difficult it can be to find an eco-friendly, ear-friendly way of managing it. Enter the scythe. Yes, the tool that the Grim...

Photo by Daniel Bridge/Essex Wildlife Trust
Rozie Apps |
Thursday, 16th May 2013

Burying our rubbish in landfill sites is an unsustainable answer to societies waste problems.

They take up huge areas of land that instead could be used to grow food or house people. And what happens when there is no land left to fill with rubbish?

the meadow line circular daisy V2.jpg
River of Flowers |
Thursday, 9th May 2013

Nature will be brought to London on May 19th as part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival 2013.