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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...

 
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Helen Moore |
Friday, 28th November 2014

With its commitment to ‘literature, literacy and free expression’, and the home of English PEN, which supports writers in prisons, London’s Free Word Centre was the perfect venue for an...

 
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Patrick Whitefield |
Monday, 24th November 2014

As a long-time teacher of permaculture, I've learned the important thing is usually not so much what you teach but what you leave out.

People learn much better if you just tell...

 
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Joan Bailey |
Thursday, 20th November 2014

Around the World in 80 Plants is a seed catalog on steroids: enticing descriptions (Japanese knotweed is dubbed ‘a gourmet nuisance plant’) and tantalizing histories (the...

 
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Don Hills |
Thursday, 13th November 2014

Many of us will know Glennie for her books and pamphlets exhorting us to love, honour and connect with our beautiful Earth – or, as one reviewer has put it, "to touch the sacred and find...