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Rozie Apps

Assistant Editor at Permaculture Magazine.

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Tuesday, 1st May 2018
This is an important book at a time where individuals and communities need to be growing more of their own food. Food forests are the best way to do this, as they create layers of edible, medicinal and useful plants, in a polyculture that works together but also looks and feels beautiful. This makes them suitable for parks, community and school... more
 
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Monday, 23rd April 2018
Utopia for Realists opens your eyes and mind to a different way of thinking. We are fed up with the current status quo and with a capitalist system that cannot be changed. But Rutger Bregman shows that these systems can change. And do. Utopia can happen. The examples in this book provide hope that our current systems can be changed. Rutger... more
 
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Friday, 1st September 2017
Are you serious about becoming a market gardener? If yes, then this is the book for you. It is not for the faint-hearted. The Permaculture Market Garden is an incredibly indepth guide, explaining the science behind nature and farming, and combining it with our need for ecological and permaculture farming, to save the planet and people. The first... more
 
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Thursday, 6th July 2017
I've visited RHS Hampton Court Flower Show several times now. I love to see what the current trends are in colour schemes, what the popular plants are and also what the themes are for the concept gardens. But my main focus every year, is to see if any of these award winning designers are acknowledging the effects climate change, the changes in... more
 
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Thursday, 25th May 2017
To celebrate the regenerative work of projects from around the world, the organisation Lush, set up the Lush Spring Prize. People across the world are creating ways of living in tune with nature and their evironments. From people orientated projects to restoring ecosystems, there is plenty to be positive about. The LUSH Spring Prize has awarded 11... more
 
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Wednesday, 29th March 2017
The researchers at NASA have put together a list of around 30 air-filtering plants for the home, filtering out benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene, and ammonia. Where do these chemicals come from and what do they do? Benzene Benzene is among the 20 most commonly used chemicals in the USA. It is mainly as a starting... more
 
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Friday, 24th March 2017
Trees are vital to life on this planet. They clean the air from pollutants, provide oxygen, create habitat and biodiversity, combat climate change through the removal and storage of carbon dioxide and so much more. The forests across the world are essential to the health of our planet, and although only cover 6%, they contain over half of planet's... more
 
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Friday, 24th March 2017
This is a great read for anyone interested in urban agriculture. Michael Ableman shares the story behind his latest project, Sole Food. These street farms have transformed vacant and contaminated land in Vancouver, whilst growing artisan-quality fruit and vegetables, and providing jobs and empowering people who are living with and chronic mental... more
 
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Friday, 17th March 2017
This is a life changing book. It is an essential guide for anyone seeking a happier life. The authors, Annie and Adam share their stories and ideas that have created their happy lifestyles whilst minimising spending. Our current world encourages us to buy, buy, buy, giving the illusion this will bring happiness. But when you get down to real... more
 
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Friday, 20th January 2017
This is an essential book for anyone interested in permaculture. Although permaculture originated as a land-based design framework, it is now applied to all aspects of our lives, our communities and our planet. Zen in the Art of Permaculture Design is the philosophical layer to permaculture design. This won’t tell you how to start a permaculture... more
 
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Wednesday, 30th November 2016
Illegal loggers and miners are destroying rainforests and ancestral land across the globe every day. Currently in Brazil, the indigenous Surui people of Rondônia, are still fighting against loggers and miners, after 40 years of destruction to their land. It was restored to the Surui people in 1984, following the official demarcation, and is now... more
 
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Friday, 18th November 2016
Reduce your clothing waste, and protect the environment, by wearing and buying secondhand. According to Positive News, "An estimated 10,000 items of clothing are sent to UK landfill every five minutes, equating to more than 350,000 tonnes of wearable clothes being dumped in landfill each year. Most of us own at least one pair of jeans but few know... more
 
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Thursday, 10th November 2016
I am always dreaming of my own smallholding, where I can grow fruits and vegetables, have a few chickens for those yummy fresh eggs, and perhaps a couple of pigs or some goats. So books such as Living On One Acre Or Less often find themselves in my hands, to fuel my dream. I have read several books like this, all with similar useful advice, but I... more
 
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Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
The beauty of permaculture is that it mimics nature, which means it can be applied to all kinds of landscapes and environments. I’m always interested to hear how other people have implemented it to suit their lifestyle and situation, and there is always something to be learned. That is exactly what Jenni Blackmore has produced here. While walking... more
 
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Wednesday, 11th May 2016
With the increase in small-scale farming comes the need for suitable equipment. For many starting out on small plots, the tractors, harvesters, machinery and other farm equipment that may be needed are expensive and often too big for the job in hand. Traditionally, when farms were still small and family based, 'slow tools' were in abundance, but... more
 

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