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recent content by Maddy Harland

Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 26th August 2010

This week I had an unexpected windfall. I got a text after work from Imogen (assistant editor at Permaculture) saying that her local Co-op were about to throw out loads of cartons of strawberries – too many for her jam making activities – and she couldn't bear it. Would I like some? She could just about manage 7.5kg on the bus the next day. 7.5kg of English strawberries for £5.40. Riches!

 
Maddy Harland |
Sunday, 8th August 2010

At this time of year the forest garden is beginning to burgeon with top fruit.

 

 
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 15th July 2010

In these times of disruption, change and transition, all of us can be excused for sometimes feeling perplexed, challenged, even a little lost. We are watching the old world slowly disintegrate. Our financial and political systems in the West are under the greatest of duress. Our natural global resources are seriously diminished as we face not only peak oil but also peak water. Whilst the work of earth restoration has never been more important, it is still largely ignored, subsumed by the broader fears surrounding economic chaos.

 
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 10th June 2010

In our world of rising fuel and food prices prices, practical life skills are becoming increasingly important. One of the best things we can do with our children is to show them how to grow their own food. Even at an early age it is both fun and empowering and they will never forget these important skills nor the time a parent has taken to pass them on.

 
Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 1st August 2006

Who are you?

Looby Macnamara. I am currently chair of the Permaculture Association (Britain). I run my own business – Spirals of Abundance – fairly trading gifts and organic cotton clothes from Nepal. I also teach permaculture and have a six year old daughter, Shanti. Hence, I lead a productive, interesting and busy life.

Where do you live?

I live in a town called Brynaman, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales.

When and how did you discover permaculture?

 

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