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Andrew McMillion |
Monday, 25th February 2019
Searching for hardy plants that can adapt to the rapidly changing Norther climates is a challenging but rewarding hunt. The Norwegian Seed Savers have been on this hunt for a decade, lead in large part by the efforts of Stephen Barstow, known as the “Extreme Salad Man” who holds the world record for the salad with the most varieties. Stephen's... more
 
Muneezay Jaffery |
Wednesday, 20th February 2019
In December 2018, Green Shoots Foundation, 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 and follows on from horticultural... more
 
Jane Campbell |
Wednesday, 20th February 2019
Women aren’t simply becoming good sustainable builders, these days they are setting up their own companies, leading the way with revolutionary ways to provide affordable green homes to large section of the population and instigating natural building industry standards. We ask them what advice they might have for women aiming to build their own... more
 
Gaynor Grace |
Friday, 15th February 2019
I live in Cape Town, South Africa, and in 2017 our city almost ran out of water. We had three consecutive years of abnormally low rainfall and our dam levels sank lower and lower. Our water restrictions became progressively more severe until we were limited to 50 litres per person per day. The city halved its water consumption but still the dam... more
 
Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Wednesday, 13th February 2019
Encouraged by high yields and high levels of biodiversity that we have been recording in our home gardens, we have extended our research to look at how we can provide nutritious affordable food whilst enhancing biodiversity in polyculture landscapes. We are delighted to be offering a unique opportunity to take part in this study. Would you like to... more
 
Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Wednesday, 13th February 2019
Last Autumn we tried out a new course format, the 'Design 'n Build', an intensive practical course where we go through the whole design process and complete the build of a project within three days. We had an amazing group join us for our first course and managed to complete the design and build of a 100m2 forest garden consisting of around 120... more
 
Permaculture Magazine |
Wednesday, 13th February 2019
Here is the happiest video of the year from Formidable Vegetable, released on Valentine's Day 2019. 'Grow a Garden' is the new single from their forthcoming album, 'Earth People Fair' (reviewed in the forthcoming PM100), enjoy it and please share it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9wIKpPWq5Y   This gives Permaculture Magazine the perfect chance to grab... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 14th January 2019
I have always been blessed with privilege. I grew up in a family with two parents, with a dad who gave up his nationality of birth to become British and subsequently had a very successful career. I have always had enough to eat, a roof over my head, good health, family, a good education and a white skin. Permaculture teacher and renowned author,... more
 
Laura Pardoe - Field Fresh Skincare |
Friday, 4th January 2019
Turning to nature for our skincare ingredients we find offerings from all corners of the world, skin secrets waiting to be discovered and deployed. But are the real benefits to be found closer to home? Exotic ingredients are curious and, by definition, different and unusual. They excite and entice, but do they also present a challenge for our... more
 
Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Friday, 4th January 2019
Here are the results from the fourth 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. In this post you will find an overview of the trial garden and the polycultures we are growing, a description of what we record and... more
 

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