News in brief

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Permaculture magazine |
Friday, 10th July 2015

The Permaculture Research Institute and founder Geoff Lawton, based in Australia, are the 2015 winners of the Energy Globe Award.

The award was given to the institute for their project 'Greening/Re-Greening The Desert'.

Permaculture magazine |
Thursday, 9th July 2015

Ben Law, well-known author and the permaculture woodsman who built his own timber framed home on Channel 4's Grand Designs, is to feature in the new mini series of the programme.

The new series is four special episodes in celebration of 15 years of Grand Designs. Each episode explores...

The Rocket Mass Heater at Lackan Cottage Farm
Steven Golemboski-Byrne |
Wednesday, 1st July 2015

Rocket stoves are low cost, energy efficient, thermal mass heaters and with training you can make them too.

Permaculture magazine |
Monday, 29th June 2015

The Permaculture team are huge Neil Young fans, so it really is special for a world renowned singer, songwriter and activist to get in touch with us and ask us, on behalf of the whole permaculture community worldwide, to be involved in his new US tour, Rebel Content...

Lucy Purdy |
Thursday, 25th June 2015

If we want to see permaculture design embedded throughout society, we need to think more holistically than food growing, low-impact housing and renewable energy. We also need a cultural narrative that empowers society to embrace those things in the first place.

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Permaculture magazine |
Thursday, 18th June 2015

This year Bow Arts celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Permaculture magazine |
Wednesday, 10th June 2015

The Farming Systems Trial (FST)® at Rodale Institute is America’s longest running, side-by-side comparison of organic and chemical agriculture. Started in 1981 to study what happens during the transition from chemical to organic agriculture, the FST surprised a food community that still scoffed...

Permaculture magazine |
Tuesday, 9th June 2015

Organiclea community garden (Waltham, London) are looking for volunteers for their third Buddy Scheme.

The buddy scheme is a three month training programme, teaching people how to support future volunteers at Hakwood Community...