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Robin Woolner |
Wednesday, 12th February 2020
In a grocery store last spring I was delighted to find a giant jackfruit for sale. I picked it up like a waxy green baby and posed for my cousin who snapped a photo. It turned out good so I made it my Facebook profile picture. It was a fortuitous choice, as it attracted the attention of a peculiar visionary in a village in Zimbabwe. Evans (... more
 
Paul Alfrey - The Balkan Ecology Project |
Friday, 7th February 2020
Last season we started a new survey in an attempt to gain an understanding of the biodiversity within various habitats of a regenerative landscape. During this article I'll introduce the garden we carried out the surveys in, overview the habitat types within the garden that we looked at, present the survey protocol, and share the results from the... more
 
SCOPE Malawi |
Thursday, 6th February 2020
The Schools and Colleges Permaculture (SCOPE) Malawi programme has been working with schools for over seven years to transform the school grounds, teach children basic agricultural skills and provide food for the children.  Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world with 50.7% of the population living below the poverty line and 25% living... more
 
Paul Alfrey - The Balkan Ecology Project |
Friday, 31st January 2020
Here are the results from the fifth and final year of our Market Garden Polyculture Study. This study looks at the differences between growing annual vegetables and herbs in polycultures vs growing them in traditional blocks. Although this was the final year of this study, we are just getting started and next year we will be continuing our... more
 
Joan Bailey |
Wednesday, 29th January 2020
Michael Foley’s epiphany came during a visit with his daughter. “I found myself one morning picking weeds while the farmer maneuvered his horse down the row, and suddenly I knew that’s where I wanted to be,” laughs Foley, who soon after traded the halls and classrooms of the Catholic University of America for the fields and furrows of Little Lake... more
 
Gaia Ma |
Tuesday, 14th January 2020
I came to Ometepe, Nicaragua, in search of sacred fertile soil. I had the vision to build an intentional community based on the principles of earth-care, people care, and fair share. I had been working on a permaculture project with Doug Bullock, of the Bullock’s Permaculture Homestead, who sent me to check out Ometepe. It was a breathtaking... more
 
Paul Alfrey - The Balkan Ecology Project |
Monday, 6th January 2020
The Balkan Ecology Project is a family run project, founded in 2010. The main aim being to develop and promote practices that provide nutritious affordable food while enhancing biodiversity. Running and overseeing the project are Paul and Sophie, a couple originally from the UK and their then two young children Dylan and Archie. In the beginning…... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 2nd January 2020
As we enter a new decade, the world is experiencing a huge shift in awareness. Many are hearing the Call, some for the first time; Greta has chastised the UN; XR continues to take to the streets; the proroguing of the British Parliament that subverted the world’s oldest democracy was judged illegal; Trump risks impeachment (again); every hour the... more
 
Rebecca Hosking |
Tuesday, 17th December 2019
To come up with an antidote to the Boxing Day Foxhunt, even a cultural antidote, you must first understand what it is you are counter-acting. Within the UK there’s a lot of confusion about foxhunting and its ban, and what kind of hunting continues today. To explain this as best I can I’d like to tell our story, and show how we’ve created something... more
 
Muneezay Jaffery |
Monday, 16th December 2019
In December 2018, Green Shoots Foundation (Green Shoots), a UK registered charity, established a training centre for horticulture and rural development on a 0.56 Ha (1.2 acre) piece of land provided by the Provincial Government of an isolated province in the NW of Cambodia. This project has been in the pipeline for 18 months in partnership with... more
 

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