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Rowena Bashforth |
Friday, 3rd July 2020
My first glimpse of a community based on environmental values was Hockerton Housing Project in Nottinghamshire. As a thirteen-year-old, it piqued my interest and made total sense to me to live in a low impact way. A seed was sown, and over the last year, that small interest has bloomed into skills and knowledge. While I was involved in a variety... more
 
Linda Eckerbom Cole |
Friday, 19th June 2020
Agnes had to leave her home in the middle of the night when her village in South Sudan was attacked. Two neighbors were killed; pregnant, she ran, with her husband and young child. Today she is living in Palabek Refugee Settlement Camp in Northern Uganda together with 38,000 other refugees from her home country. Her family has since expanded with... more
 
Inga Foundation |
Monday, 1st June 2020
Slash-and-burn subsistence agriculture has fed millions of families over past centuries; today it maintains some 250-300 million descendant families in poverty; and its widespread failure is an underlying cause of rural-urban migration in the tropics. The consumptive process by which forest cover is converted to invasive grassland, over vast... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 20th May 2020
In 2018, I was offered £10,000 to start a permaculture award. I could decide the criteria and how to give the money away, what I couldn’t do was pocket any of the cash for the set up and admin work. Within months the Permaculture Magazine Prize had attracted another £15,000 that included a £5,000 Youth in Permaculture Prize for outstanding people... more
 
Maya Mountain Research Farm |
Wednesday, 20th May 2020
Maya Mountain Research Farm (MMRF) is located two miles up river from the Queq’chi Maya community of San Pedro Columbia. It sits in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, where the plains, stretching forth to the Caribbean, meet limestone hills. Most of the hills are carpeted with a mixture of old growth forest, to the north, and regenerative forest... more
 
Sector39 |
Monday, 11th May 2020
Over the last 12 years, Sector39 has delivered 42 full permaculture design courses. These have included traditional two-week residential courses, weekend courses, evening courses and so much more. Sector39 has brought permaculture to a wide rnage of people, teaching across Wales and Africa. Overtime their teaching resources have become more... more
 
S.A.L.V.E. International |
Thursday, 7th May 2020
S.A.L.V.E. International is a small education and social work charity supporting children living on the streets in Jinja, Uganda. We do this through trust building, counselling, care, family reunification and education. S.A.L.V.E. was founded in 2008 by Helen Huthwaite, Nicola Sansom and Mike Asiya, as a UK-Ugandan collaboration. They found it... more
 
Jan Kipper Fischer |
Friday, 17th April 2020
Exactly 31 years after I started my first trip to Africa at Diani Beach, south of Mombasa, I have now started this trip again, this time accompanied by Sonja. The reason for this was a wedding invitation to Kisumu and the long-cherished wish to visit some Kenyan project partners, to exchange ideas and to explore opportunities for cooperation. In... more
 
Graham Truscott |
Tuesday, 14th April 2020
Uncle Fred kept the tobacco industry in business. Rarely was he without a cigarette between his lips, in his life-calloused hand about to be lit, or already alight with ash trailing from it. His wife shared the same habit (slightly more elegantly) but no amount of the duty-free perfume with which she doused herself could disguise the distinctive... more
 
The Ripple Effect |
Wednesday, 26th February 2020
Living on a planet that witnesses overwhelming conflict in the form of violence, pollution, and increasingly unpredictable patterns, one might ask: How do I engage this complicated world in a way that is meaningful and in balance? When Michael Ewens entered the ancestral homeland of the Maya Ixil in northwestern Guatemala, he was not welcomed as a... more
 

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