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Paul Alfrey - The Balkan Ecology Project |
Friday, 1st November 2019
The Grapevine, the Rolls-Royce of fruit, a truly magnificent plant that is super easy to grow, ridiculously productive, wonderfully seductive, flourishes when neglected but given a little care can live for centuries. The plants are grown extensively on every continent (except for Antarctica) and of all of the fruiting plants on this planet only... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 10th October 2019
There is no doubt we are live in challenging times. There is a 93% chance that the planet will be more than 4ºC warmer than today by 2100. June was the hottest recorded month ever. The hottest single day was so intense that temperatures were as much as 10ºC higher than normal across France, Germany, northern Spain and Italy. In 2009, the Four... more
 
Colin Eldridge |
Tuesday, 8th October 2019
At the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California, daily life can be an interesting and exacting experience. For one, things are done differently than the ‘status quo’ and strict yogic guidelines are followed. We follow a vegetarian diet and stick to a disciplined schedule that involves daily meditation and yoga. Spiritual community is... more
 
Graham Truscott |
Wednesday, 21st August 2019
With the opening of a beautiful new hub building in October 2018, 4 hectares (10 acres) of former cabbage field (last held in common ownership in 1791) celebrated the fifth anniversary of its return to cooperative ownership and a significant transformation. The ‘big idea’ in March 2013 had been to turn this rather ordinary field into a... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 8th August 2019
In his extraordinary book, The Spell of the Sensuous, about First Nation cultures and their active relationships with animals, plants and natural phenomena (mountains, rivers, winds, and weather), David Abrams explores how human beings have severed their ancient reciprocity with the natural world and how we can recover a sustaining relation with... more
 
Drew Dellinger |
Monday, 22nd July 2019
Fifty years ago, humans left Earth’s orbit for the first time, travelled far enough to bend the horizon into a circle, and saw the planet as it looks from space: the Whole Earth. A spheroid shining in silence; a numinous symphony of ocean, cloud, and continents, dizzy with life; the creativity of the cosmos pouring through a portal. The... more
 
Graham Truscott |
Monday, 22nd July 2019
There’s a story that runs along the lines of a wise woman (or possibly man or person of transgender) being asked what she was planning to do the following day. The response, allegedly, was “Plant a tree”.  When asked why she would plant a tree, she is supposed to have responded that it would be the right thing to do. Moreover, it would be good... more
 
Laura Pardoe - Field Fresh Skincare |
Thursday, 27th June 2019
I was thrilled to be invited by Permanent Publications to the Weleda Insight Day – an invitation made to all readers of Permaculture Magazine. It proved a day to surpass expectations. I hesitate to use ‘magical’ terms for fear of detracting from the factual base and deep-thinking that contributes to the biodynamic approach, but the garden was... more
 
Permaculture Magazine |
Tuesday, 21st May 2019
We're excited to announce the launch of the second Permaculture Magazine Prize. The Permaculture Magazine Prize 2019 is launched with a fund of £25,000 donated by several generous benefactors. Its aim is to directly help transform communities and regenerate habitats and it will be judged by a prestigious panel of international judges. As of May... more
 
Dorothy Morganna |
Tuesday, 7th May 2019
Six days before Earth Day, the banana stalk in the front yard fell over, spilling out unripe green bananas. That’s when I knew: a party was in order.  Some people say, “Every day is Earth day, so why celebrate?” So, those six days before Earth day were all Earth day too. Dozens of green bananas were boiled and fermented (that’s called fufu and it’... more
 

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