news in brief

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017
Adam Ormes Court
Following the launch of SoilHack at the first UK Farm Hack event in 2015, the first SoilHack gathering will be held on the 27th-28th May in Somerset, England. Details here:
Tuesday, 25th April 2017
Permaculture magazine
Come and see us at this year's South Downs Green Fair in Hampshire. The annual event is a fun day out for all the family, with music, local food and drink, crafts, ethical stalls and of course a book...
Thursday, 13th April 2017
Permaculture magazine
Permaculture author, Tomas Remiarz, is launching his new book 'Forest Gardening in Practice' on Saturday 22nd April. This beautiful guide shares 30 years of forest gardening practice, with indepth...
Tuesday, 11th April 2017
Permaculture magazine
Researchers at Ohio State University believe food waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler used in car tyres. The usual filler, carbon black, makes up around 30% of the tyre, and gives...
Friday, 7th April 2017
Permaculture magazine
The UK’s community owned seed company, Seed Co-operative, is one of three finalists in the BBC Future Food category of the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2017. The Seed Co-operative is a community owned...
Thursday, 6th April 2017
Permaculture Association
Many of us are already creating a brighter future for our communities, caring for the earth and for each other, whilst living within nature's limits. One of the challenges is how to share practical...
Thursday, 30th March 2017
School of Natural Building
The School of Natural Building (SNaB) has been jointly awarded 6.3m euros to increase the uses of low carbon technologies in sectors with high energy saving potential. By working with UK partners...
Wednesday, 29th March 2017
Positive News - Kelsi Farrington
After 140 years of negotiation, New Zealand’s parliament has approved a bill recognising the Whanganui river as having the same legal rights as a human being “I am the river and the river is me,”...
Friday, 24th March 2017
Rozie Apps
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...
Thursday, 23rd March 2017
Soil Association
The Soil Association have set out six game-changing ideas for a fresh approach to farm support post-Brexit, at a Bristol event on Monday (20th March).  The six game-changing ideas set out by the Soil...