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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
 
Simon Hursthouse |
Friday, 11th January 2019
After reading in PM that Stephanie Hafferty dries washing in her polytunnel over winter, I immediately warmed to her take on stacking functions. Now, in The Creative Kitchen, she invites us into the heart of her home, revealing recipes for the good... more
 
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
 

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