Reviews

Maddy Harland |
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
 
Trish Whitham |
Friday, 13th April 2018
The Minimalist Gardener brings together a series of 17 articles written by renowned grower, permaculturist and teacher, the late Patrick Whitefield and originally published in Permaculture magazine over a period of more than twenty years. Big thanks... more
 
Laura Gibbs |
Monday, 5th February 2018
Minimalism has been a hot topic in the last few years, with its bold claims to saving the world through reducing consumption levels. But there is much more to the topic than just giving away all our stuff and not buying anything new. The core of the... more
 

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