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Reviews

Helen Moore |
Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
As an artist engaged in campaigns against extreme energy, my limited science education often puts me at a disadvantage in accessing the right scientific knowledge to elaborate my ideas. The Burning Answer by Emeritus Professor of Physics at Imperial... more
 
Phil Moore |
Wednesday, 21st January 2015
You could say that my deepening relationship with permaculture has been one of auditing my own waste. That, and dealing with my own crap. Literally. So, it has been an utter pleasure to read The Wastewater Gardener: Preserving the Planet One Flush... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 12th January 2015
It is often said that we have most of the solutions to restore the Earth, it is people and our relationships that get in the way. With political failure at COP15 and Rio+20 weighing heavily on many activists' hearts and struggling to work together... more
 
Eileen Flanagan / FEASTA |
Thursday, 8th January 2015
For selfish reasons, I am very grateful to Féidhlim for writing this book. With alarming regularity I get asked the questions "my septic tank is not working, I think I am causing pollution, what can I do about it?" or "I am building my own home and... more
 
Tomas Remiarz |
Saturday, 3rd January 2015
The subtitle of the book declares it is "The complete guide to polycultures and plant guilds in permaculture systems", and it comes close to fulfilling that claim. Permaculture is a young discipline and there is much to learn about how plants,... more
 
Joan Bailey |
Sunday, 28th December 2014
Forests, Ken Mudge and Steven Gabriel write, have long been humanity's pantry, where our species and many others have found the food, medicines and materials needed for survival. It is only within the last few hundred years, that we have become, as... more
 
Glennie Kindred |
Friday, 26th December 2014
In 1640, John Parkinson, a London master apothecary, herbalist and gardener, published his life’s work on the healing ‘virtues’ of all the plants he had encountered. Parkinson’s Theatrum Botanicum was a tome of 1,788 large pages and probably because... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 11th December 2014
I have long had an interest in copper tools, as I have done successful experi­ments with copper in the garden. Firstly, with some (expensive) bought copper rings to protect seedlings. Then, I made my own rings from old copper sheets. I am told you... more
 
James Piers Taylor |
Monday, 8th December 2014
Admirably every idea in this book is presented as the basis for our own improvisation and adaptation. This is an anarchist’s cookbook that rejects conformity while encouraging action, reflection and participation. An omnivore such as myself finds a... more
 
Alan Charlton |
Tuesday, 2nd December 2014
I already knew about abundance thinking and having recently participated in the first '7 Ways to Think Differently' residential course delivered by People & Permaculture teacher and author Looby Macnamara just before the 2014 UK Permaculture... more
 

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