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Chris Hope |
Wednesday, 24th June 2015

Ground ivy is such a beautiful and useful herb, often overlooked. Even with its gorgeous flowers, this plant produces mixed feelings from gardeners, for sometimes taking over where it's not wanted.

But hopefully...

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Lisbeth Larose |
Monday, 22nd June 2015

It’s no secret that technology changes the way we live each day. Good news is it simplifies our lives so much, one could say we hold the world in our pockets.

I am a keen gardener and have been testing out a range off...

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Oscar Cifuentes |
Saturday, 13th June 2015

Many things froms our daily lives can be upcycled into something useful. I have found a way to reuse plastic bottles. I have found this method is great for growing on stem cuts as they will stay moist and when the water...

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Chris Baldwin |
Thursday, 11th June 2015

Over the last couple of years we’ve been renovating our cottage using as many simple and permaculture informed solutions as possible.

We have been repairing doors and windows - and to date, have not had to replace any...

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Tim Vierhout |
Wednesday, 10th June 2015

I have a wooden chalet and thought it would look nice to have my own outdoor bar at one side and have the BBQ on the other.

This project was not completed in one weekend; it took a while to collect all the bottles as I...

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Omick |
Tuesday, 28th April 2015

Urine separation is an integral component of the Barrel Composting Toilet System. The recommended system for urine diversion is described below. The system consists of two basic assemblies: a urine diverter built into each...

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Cathy Ashley |
Thursday, 23rd April 2015

My plot had always looked unkempt due to the ‘non’ areas amongst the designed and intentional elements. Then I stumbled upon the terms ‘masses and voids’.

I realised that the solution is to design the voids; the masses...

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Susan Wakeman - Jardins Educatifs de la Cote |
Wednesday, 15th April 2015

Using your kitchen green wastes as a resource is obvious for any ecologically-minded gardener. What to do though if you don't have space for a compost bin/pile? I have tried out several solutions for homemade ...