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Rob Hopkins |
Friday, 14th February 2014

To Jamie Angus, the Editor, Today Programme.

Dear Jamie,

Julian Rose and Jadwiga Lopata |
Wednesday, 5th February 2014

Here in Poland, the battle to save Polish farmland from corporate buy-outs' continues. But that's not all the Polish farmers are up against. Tractors have been blockading government institutions since 14th January, 2014.

Reusing and restoring
Transition Town Totnes |
Tuesday, 4th February 2014

Local charity Refurnish Devons' new social enterprise The ReStore, is looking for volunteers to help with jobs as diverse as repainting a 1930s wardrobe to making soft toys from old jumpers.

Permaculture Magazine |
Friday, 31st January 2014

A test project to use bioremediation with mushrooms to clean up the Oregon waterways in America, is underway.

Bioremediation uses organisms to remove or neutralise pollutants in an area. In this project, the organism is mycelium.

Mycelium has amazing...

Mark Boyle |
Tuesday, 28th January 2014

David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture, recently spoke out about the necessity to move towards "largely non-monetary household and local community economies" in his widely discussed recent article, 'Crash on Demand'.

Permaculture Magazine |
Thursday, 9th January 2014

Climate change is a continuing threat to our planet and is often underestimated and misunderstood. It is not a matter of politically motivated debate, it is a scientific phenomena that all informed people need to understand more comprehensibly. Let's get more...

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Touchstone Collaborations |
Tuesday, 7th January 2014

We welcome you to join us for this lively evening 'Seeds to live by' with Seed Thinkers Polly Higgins, Pam Warhurst and Peter Brown. Tantalize your appetite and celebrate with living food, a film on GM technology followed by a Conversation Café with a difference...

Oxford Real Farming |
Friday, 3rd January 2014

High-input cropping is taking a heavy toll on the world's soils. This means reduced crop yields and lower profits for the farmer. And for everyone else the result is degraded foods and reduced food security.