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Maddy Harland |
Monday, 12th January 2015

It is often said that we have most of the solutions to restore the Earth, it is people and our relationships that get in the way. With political failure at COP15 and Rio+20 weighing...

 
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Eileen Flanagan / FEASTA |
Thursday, 8th January 2015

For selfish reasons, I am very grateful to Féidhlim for writing this book. With alarming regularity I get asked the questions "my septic tank is not working, I think I am causing...

 
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Tomas Remiarz |
Saturday, 3rd January 2015

The subtitle of the book declares it is "The complete guide to polycultures and plant guilds in permaculture systems", and it comes close to fulfilling that claim. Permaculture is a...

 
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Joan Bailey |
Sunday, 28th December 2014

Forests, Ken Mudge and Steven Gabriel write, have long been humanity's pantry, where our species and many others have found the food, medicines and materials needed for survival. It is...

 
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Glennie Kindred |
Friday, 26th December 2014

In 1640, John Parkinson, a London master apothecary, herbalist and gardener, published his life’s work on the healing ‘virtues’ of all the plants he had encountered. Parkinson’s Theatrum...

 
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Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 11th December 2014

I have long had an interest in copper tools, as I have done successful experi­ments with copper in the garden. Firstly, with some (expensive) bought copper rings to protect seedlings....

 
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James Piers Taylor |
Monday, 8th December 2014

Admirably every idea in this book is presented as the basis for our own improvisation and adaptation. This is an anarchist’s cookbook that rejects conformity while encouraging action,...

 
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Alan Charlton |
Tuesday, 2nd December 2014

I already knew about abundance thinking and having recently participated in the first '7 Ways to Think Differently' residential course delivered by People & Permaculture teacher and...