Articles

Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Wednesday, 19th July 2017
During this post we will be looking at various ways to prepare beds for planting, specifically for planting trees and shrubs. I'll introduce you to a trial we started this spring where we're looking at 5 different bed preparation methods to see which method works best. We'll go through how to implement each method, why they are useful and finally... more
 
Starhawk & Juliet Davenport |
Monday, 17th July 2017
Starhawk is an author, activist, permaculture designer and teacher, and one of the most respected voices in modern Goddess religion and earth-based spirituality. She is the author of twelve non-fiction and fiction books, including the classics The Spiral Dance and The Fifth Sacred Thing. Starhawk directs Earth Activist Training, teaching... more
 
Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Tuesday, 11th July 2017
The majority of ponds will need some kind of liner to stop water seeping into the surrounding soil. For ponds in lowland with a high water table on clay soils, or ponds with a perennial source of water that can flow into and out of the pond, a liner is not necessary, but for rain fed (either direct or via roof/land catchments) ponds, or for ponds... more
 
Tricky Wolf |
Friday, 7th July 2017
Last January I embarked on a journey that literally changed my life, and permaculture was the catalyst that made it all happen.  I worked in a high pressure sales environment and although I was very successful and the position was financially rewarding, I was utterly miserable. I spent more time at work than with my young family and I didn’t feel... more
 
Harriet Bell - Dartington |
Tuesday, 27th June 2017
If you’re new to the agroforestry project on the 48 acre Broadlears field at Dartington, then I would suggest referring to the copiously documented backstory elsewhere first – this blog is already too long without including past details. If you’re familiar with our multi-cropping and multi-tenanted scheme then here are all the things we’ve learnt... more
 
Chloe Williams |
Friday, 23rd June 2017
As I take a seat next to Amelie Guyot-Staal and Ronald Staal at the breakfast table, they are already in the heat of their morning business meeting. Sipping on coffee, Amelie peruses her agenda for the day’s tasks: seedlings have to be planted, boxes must be delivered, local restaurants have to be contacted... Over the past year, my partner,... more
 
Audley Genus, Marfuga Iskandarova, Chris Warburton Brown |
Wednesday, 21st June 2017
Driving back from a meeting four years ago, Permaculture Association CEO Andy Goldring asked Chris: 'have you ever thought about permaculture as a sector of the economy?'. The resulting conversation raised interesting questions, like how many people in the UK make their living from permaculture, and what are they doing? What could the Permaculture... more
 
Maya Kilpadi - The Better India |
Friday, 16th June 2017
The summer temperatures in Bangalore this year have been cause for particularly high concern among its residents, with some claiming that daytime temperature shot up to 41 degrees Celsius one day in April. This summer has surely felt hotter than most old Bangaloreans remember it ever being. But, there are some parts of the city that have kept the... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 14th June 2017
Earlier this year, I attended the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC), two days of inspiration, information and practical sharing of regenerative agriculture, horticulture, food sovereignty and policy. Started as an alternative to the ‘other’ industrial ag conference run by the NFU, it is one of the best and most holistic events I have been to... more
 
Sarah Spencer, Director of Whistlewood Common |
Tuesday, 13th June 2017
We founded Whistlewood Common in South Derbyshire in 2013 as a permaculture project seeking to demonstrate ways to live more sustainably.  When ten acres of land came up for sale, Melbourne Area Transition wondered how we could afford to buy this field to realise those ideals. We came across the Community Benefit Society model as a way for the... more
 

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