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Reviews

Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 26th November 2019
Albert Bates has focussed on climate change, biochar and permaculture solutions for years. Here he joins with scientist Kathleen Draper to present the latest, most innovative thinking and experimentation on removing carbon from the atmosphere.... more
 
Kt Shepherd |
Wednesday, 6th November 2019
Permaculture Design Companion by Jasmine Dale is a very beautiful new permaculture resource, in many ways. Based on Jasmine’s 20 years experience of teaching and mentoring over 1,000 permaculture students from her home at Llammas Ecovillage in... more
 
Graham Burnett |
Tuesday, 5th November 2019
It is timely therefore to see the publication of The Vegan Cook and Gardener by father and daughter team Piers and Ella. Packed full of beautiful photos, the first half of this gorgeous and highly readable book is a compact yet thorough guide to... more
 
Lorenzo Costa |
Tuesday, 27th August 2019
This book is needed by all small backyard gardeners and small-scale farmers. There are a lot of books exploring worm-farming, brief chapters in gardening manuals on garden teas, specifics on one single aspect of building soil fertility or... more
 
Andy Polkey |
Thursday, 8th August 2019
Despite being quite compact, Edible Paradise covers its subject matter thoroughly and with an impressive level of detail. It’s relevant to and useful for people with a range of gardening and permaculture experience but should prove especially... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 9th May 2019
Where is our home and how do we travellers in space and time find our way back to it? That is Mark Boyle’s lifetime quest and this is the latest episode in his journeying. Mark is famous for living without money for three years and for writing The... more
 
Rachael Mairey |
Wednesday, 24th April 2019
What an inspirational book! This really is a bible for both seasoned gardeners and those at the beginning of their journey. Vera wastes no time: as soon as you open the book, you are gifted with ideas and food for thought, making you unable to stop... more
 
Rosemary Blenkinsop |
Wednesday, 24th April 2019
This unique and exquisitely illustrated book is an anthem of love to our native British trees, with a detailed focus on thirteen of them: Alder, Beech, Birch, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Hazel, Holly, Hawthorn, Oak, Rowan, Willow and Yew. Here... more
 
Anthony Powell |
Thursday, 18th April 2019
What do you do with an inherited farm that makes a loss year after year? This was the problem facing Isabella and husband Charlie, who had been using his farming training for all he was worth on the Knepp Estate. The clay soils of West Sussex had a... more
 
Kt Shepherd |
Monday, 14th January 2019
I was really pleased to be asked to review Vital Skincare by Laura Pardoe. It’s not actually a title I’d personally pick up by choice, though I’m always keen to expand my knowledge. Although I love to learn about and use plants in different areas of... more
 

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