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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...

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...

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 ...

Sally modelling her eclipse viewer
Sally Broughton |
Thursday, 19th March 2015

You'll need a shoebox - or similar - small piece of foil, small piece of white paper, and a sharp knife/scissors :-

Bess Miles-Duncan |
Friday, 6th March 2015

It was earlier in the year with a sense of despair I wondered if I would be growing any vegetables at all this year. We were in a temporary home in Yorkshire and there was not much garden at all, just a few rose bushes and our...

Bryn Thomas - Brighton Permaculture Trust |
Wednesday, 4th March 2015

For several years we have been turning waste fruit from local orchards and people's homes into delicious produce such as jams, chutneys, and juices at pop-up scrumping events.

Kirsten - Milkwood |
Friday, 27th February 2015

The thing about farming on the small is that big machines just don't make sense, and often aren't affordable to your small, regenerative farming enterprise anyway.

And yet, once you've brought 18 beds to a fine tilth to...

Rebecca Hosking |
Monday, 23rd February 2015

We find quite a bit of badger activity on the farm. Most common being footprints, diggings in our pasture or, as Dave calls them, 'snuffle holes' and badger paths.

We have some incredibly well worn badger paths across...