Reviews

Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 27th November 2018
The Bees is a strange and disturbing novel which anthropomorphises honeybees. It takes you deep inside an orchard hive, a palatial, hierarchical wax edifice commanded by the Queen and awash with coded scents of the Hive Mind. I couldn’t help drawing... more
 
Lorenzo Costa |
Monday, 30th July 2018
When we study permaculture design and regenerative systems, we learn from the beginning that everything, from roads, access and structures at the bottom line are related to water. We deal with water to limit erosion, to build water retention in the... more
 
Jo Barker |
Wednesday, 4th July 2018
Over time connections are made that tune us ever more deeply into the rhythms of our natural world. For instance, sighting of first snowdrop signals the very beginning of Spring. Here is a handy place to catch and store observations in biological... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 25th May 2018
Being Salmon, Being Human starts with a wonderful, evocative foreword by Stephan Harding, describing what it means to consciously realise in every cell of our body that we are living on a sentient, interconnected planet as opposed to in a dead... more
 
Mark O'Connell |
Thursday, 17th May 2018
We are living in a time when human systems and ecosystems need to work together and flow. This is the overarching theme of a new book, The Visionary Spirit, which is a deep and practical guide written from the lived experience of Dr Mick Collins. He... more
 
Joan Bailey |
Friday, 11th May 2018
Michael Phillips’ latest book, Mycorrhizal Planet, How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility, is an amazing ride. This dense and delightful book is a tsunami of information woven together in language that... more
 
Jo Barker |
Thursday, 10th May 2018
RetroSuburbia is an extraordinary and magnificently crafted guide on living abundantly in uncertain times. Part manifesto, part manual, this is the book you and I did not realise we were waiting for! David Holmgren asks “Aren’t we all craving real... more
 
Rozie Apps |
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... more
 
Glennie Kindred |
Monday, 23rd April 2018
Wayside Medicine is the long awaited companion volume to Hedgerow Medicine, my all-time favourite herbal book, and is another triumph for Julie Bruton-Seal and Mathew Seal. If you loved Hedgerow Medicine, then this will not disappoint you. The two... more
 
Rozie Apps |
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... more
 

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