Gustav Milne |
Monday, 2nd October 2017
So what have parks, pets and windows got in common? A lot more than you might think, as we shall see. Let’s start with the room with a view. A study in California suggests that the more daylight a school captures, the more attendance increases, test results improve and learning rates are enhanced. And in hospitals too, windows have significant... more
Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Friday, 29th September 2017
Not many plants offer so much to the grower while demanding so little in return. A tree that requires so little attention and care, that even if there were an RSPP - Royal Society for the Protection of Plants (which there should be judging by the amount of tortured house and garden plants I come across), no-one would ever get prosecuted for Morus... more
Keith Pierce |
Sunday, 10th September 2017
Universal Basic Income (UBI) is an economic system whereby every citizen of a country receives a guaranteed amount of money, enough to allow them to provide themselves with the basic essentials of life: food, shelter and safety. UBI is paid to each and every citizen, regardless of age, gender, income or status, without precondition or threat of... more
Annaïk Le Net, edited by Smriti Agarwal (IPC India 2017 team) |
Tuesday, 8th August 2017
IPC India is PM’s Event of the Year. Read the latest details and view a wonderful video about the site and what to expect. From a twenty-year old lush, regenerative food forest, slightly bigger than ten acres, in the middle of an endless tough, dry plain of the Deccan plateau, are voices rising, singing in unison. At the edge of the start of the... more
Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Tuesday, 8th August 2017
Hazel is a multi-purpose champion of a plant that is super easy to grow, produces delicious nuts, pliable wood that can be crafted into a variety of products, provides early fodder for bees and an encouraging spectacle when flowering during the mid winter.What more can I say...a plant so good people started naming their daughters after it. When we... more
Glennie Kindred |
Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
Lammas is the seasonal peak of high summer, and as with all Cross Quarter festivals, it represents a change in the manifest energy. Summer feels as if it will last forever, but now we begin to see the first signs of change and transformation. In the fields the cereal crops have turned from green to gold and are gathered in. The first fruits, nuts... more
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