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Chris Hope |
Wednesday, 30th September 2015

Some plants seem to be our constant companions, no matter where we live. Often, they will also be some of our really useful species. It will soon become clear that the common mallow (Malva sylvestris) is one of these...

Dafydd Monks |
Thursday, 3rd September 2015

As many who forage for wild food will know, the hedgerows and verges are laden with an abundant harvest of fruit and edible produce at this time of year; literally bent over double with the weight of fruit and...

Paul Wheaton - richsoil.com |
Friday, 17th July 2015

Stinging nettles are often thought of as a weed, but they have many health and nutritious benefits as well as being easy to grow or forage.

Steve Golemboski-Byrne |
Tuesday, 14th July 2015

When we built our timber framed classroom last year, one of the concerns was how best to heat it.

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...

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...

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...

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...