Reviews

Katie Shepherd |
Monday, 27th June 2016
As someone who has been using permaculture design in broad scale farming over the last 15 years or so, I was really interested to read this new permaculture farming book from the US. In The Bio-Integrated Farm, Jadrnicek shares his experience as... more
 
Joan Bailey |
Friday, 27th May 2016
This is one of the most important books to appear in some time. Tao Orion looks at the current practice of habitat restoration and then steps back to view these efforts in the context of history, geology, anthropology and science. The result is a... more
 
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
 

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