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David Holmgren

I decided to go to college rather than spend the day turning the compost, making bread and maybe finalising the garden plan. The plan, part of my last semester project, was still...

Wade Muggleton

One of the features of permaculture gardening is that we inevitably experiment with a vast range of crops and my own mantra has always been that ‘Diversity Rules’; the wider...

Alice Griffin

For the last couple of years, my family and I have been living a life divided between our smallholding in the Sao Mamede Natural Park, Portugal, and a narrowboat in the UK. The reasons...

Jon Kean

Our plot is at 304m (1000ft) and we generally have decent rainfall throughout the year. We have about 2 hectares (6 acres), roughly half grass and half trees. We moved here...

Maddy Harland

A couple of years ago Tim and I visited author and activist, Mark Boyle, in the wilds of county Galway, Ireland. Called An Teach Saor, Gaelic for 'the free house', it is a...

Kerry Forides

Heritage seed loss is a global problem. I believe when we buy any packaged seed, hybridised to produce sterile offspring, we are directly contributing to the genocide of global...

Farm Africa

For the two thirds of people in Kenya who rely on the food they grow and animals they keep, frequent droughts can leave many struggling to produce enough to feed their families.

In recent years,...

Clint Elston

I would like to share an experiment I recently finished on a house in Minnesota; that of separating the potable water according to the varying quality needs of specific plumbing fixtures, e.g., all...

Treehugger

These natural and DIY pesticides are effective at helping to rid your crops of harmful critters, but safe enough to keep from poisoning you and your family.

There's nothing like having a home...

Graham Bell

Graham Bell's moving tribute to Bill Mollison, who died 24 September in Tasmania, a true pioneer who gave up a promising academic career to challenge the status quo and establish the...

Rozie Apps

The beauty of permaculture is that it mimics nature, which means it can be applied to all kinds of landscapes and environments. I’m...

Maddy Harland

Industrial agriculture is one of the processes that spews carbon and other greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. Carbon farming,...

Tony Rollinson

Temper Theatre, a company of 18 to 22 year olds and led by 22 year old Finn Morrell, is taking...

Bill Roley

Climate change and increased variability of severe droughts worsens our problems of landscape, orchard and crop production....

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