Reviews

Jenn Jennings |
Wednesday, 6th April 2016
Expanding your permacultural education beyond your bookshelf can be a real challenge. You thirst for more knowledge, yet for various reasons can’t do a hands-on permaculture design course (PDC). This type of dilemma is why permaculture instructor... more
 
Graham Burnett |
Thursday, 24th March 2016
Ross Mars’ Basics of Permaculture Design was one of the first books I read when first becoming interested in permaculture during the ’90s. As the title suggests, this was very much a ‘does what it says on the tin’ manual, full of practical advice,... more
 
Jonathon Porritt |
Friday, 4th March 2016
When it comes to community energy, we’re so far behind many other countries in Europe that you have to ask what we’ve been doing for the last 20 years! As it happens, Scotland has set a better pace, and Wales hasn’t done too badly. But it’s only now... more
 
Deano Martin |
Friday, 19th February 2016
Growing Hybrid Hazelnuts is devoted to the idea that hazelnuts can be used for anything that soybeans are used for, and more, whilst avoiding the detrimental affects of conventional, industrial agriculture. It looks at the current state of the... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Wednesday, 17th February 2016
From the makers of The Man Who Stopped The Desert (PM73) this film is essential viewing for the ‘climate change generation’. It highlights not just the necessity to adapt our landscapes but also how people must come together and physically be... more
 
Richard Webb |
Friday, 12th February 2016
If you are serious about using wood fuel, then you must have this book. The author’s own experience and the wisdom of people passionate about wood shines through, from foresters, woodcutters, stackers, burners and researchers on combustion.... more
 
Joan Bailey |
Thursday, 4th February 2016
Rebecca Thistlethwaite brings the same pleasant no-nonsense presentation to The New Livestock Farmer as she did to Farms with a Future, and with similar goals. This time pairing up with Jim Dunlop, business partner and husband, she aims to help both... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 22nd January 2016
I have always held a fascination for growing under glass since Eliot Coleman’s classic, Four Season Harvest. If we are to extend the growing season in cooler climes we need to know how to grow under cover. I started experimenting with the idea of a... more
 
Tomas Remiarz |
Tuesday, 12th January 2016
I went to the Oxford Real Farming Conference for the first time last week. I can't believe it took me so long! Insights and highlights included: Realising that housing and farming cannot be separated. This is a theme that kept coming up during the... more
 
David Watson |
Thursday, 7th January 2016
For most, Ben Law needs no introduction and his back catalogue of books have been read the world over. The latest addition comes in the form of Woodland Craft, a feast of knowledge, skills and crafts for the home, farm and garden. Woodland Craft is... more
 

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