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Paul Hetherington |
Thursday, 26th June 2014

Buglife are deeply concerned by news that UK researchers are trialling a GM wheat that 'cries wolf', sending out a constant chemical help signal to ladybirds and other predators, a signal that is normally only produced when a plant is under attack from aphids or other herbivores.

Permaculture magazine |
Tuesday, 24th June 2014

Councillors will visit the Pembrokeshire roundhouse before deciding whether to grant retrospective plannning permission.

The low impact roundhouse is home to Charlie, Megan and their son Eli. Charlie built the home himself, moving just before baby Eli was born.

Gaia Education |
Tuesday, 24th June 2014

Gaia Education are an international NGO who are helping people to understand how we can design much lower impact communities, in the city and in rural situations. They offer a tried and tested Ecovillage Design Education course in many countries in Europe, South America and Africa.

Germany is expected to lead in the residential and commercial sector in terms of photovoltaic storage. photos.com
http://phys.org |
Monday, 23rd June 2014

The Fraunhofer ISE research institute has announced that Germany set a record high for solar use on June 9 - on that day the country's solar power output rose to 23.1 GW - 50.6 percent of all electricity demand. The record occurred over a holiday, which meant less demand, but it still...

Permablitz event in Katerini
Permaculture magazine |
Friday, 20th June 2014

Permaculture expert Peter Cow will be teaching a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at the Homeland Centre in southern Greece and then travelling the country for three weeks in the perma-caravan, giving talks and taking part in permablitz workshops across the country.

Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 19th June 2014

Charlie is a young man with a young family. Like many people, he couldn't afford to buy a house in Britain. For 4 years, his partner Megan and him lived in a damp caravan but with a baby on the way, he decided to take his life into his own hands and build what is one of the finest, most...

Jenna Xidai |
Wednesday, 18th June 2014

China's largest ecovillage project, the Second Home of Lifechanyuan. We are now looking for global permaculture and natural farming experts to give us guidance in our new farms. 

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Permaculture magazine |
Tuesday, 17th June 2014

We are excited to announce our editor Maddy Harland, will be speaking at Glastonbury 2014!