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Helen Moore |
Friday, 28th November 2014
With its commitment to ‘literature, literacy and free expression’, and the home of English PEN, which supports writers in prisons, London’s Free Word Centre was the perfect venue for an edgy, comedic show about environmental activism. Stand-up... more
 
Patrick Whitefield |
Monday, 24th November 2014
As a long-time teacher of permaculture, I've learned the important thing is usually not so much what you teach but what you leave out. People learn much better if you just tell them what they really need to know and leave everything else - however... more
 
Joan Bailey |
Thursday, 20th November 2014
Around the World in 80 Plants is a seed catalog on steroids: enticing descriptions (Japanese knotweed is dubbed ‘a gourmet nuisance plant’) and tantalizing histories (the original ingredient for borscht may have been hogweed, a.k.a. H. sibiricum )... more
 
Don Hills |
Thursday, 13th November 2014
Many of us will know Glennie for her books and pamphlets exhorting us to love, honour and connect with our beautiful Earth – or, as one reviewer has put it, "to touch the sacred and find spiritual regeneration and healing". In this remarkable book... more
 
Daniel C. Wahl |
Monday, 27th October 2014
This book is a truly remarkable compendium of collective wisdom. It brings together a wide diversity of perspectives and it does so in true ecovillage fashion by honouring the wisdom of many voices. The subject comes alive through contributions from... more
 
Thomas Smith |
Monday, 20th October 2014
Getting to the heart of the permaculture ethic of fair shares, David Bollier's book provides an excellent primer on the theory and practice of the commons, a bottom-up vehicle for "social and political emancipation and societal transformation." In... more
 
Patrick Whitefield |
Wednesday, 15th October 2014
This is a book that can evoke big sighs of relief, along the lines of ‘Thank God, I don’t have to do that any more!’ Even more satisfying is to get the seal of approval for something you already don’t do. For me it was garden hygiene. According to... more
 
Alex Hazeltine |
Friday, 10th October 2014
The Unselfish Spirit by Mick Collins responds to the idea, first put forward by the psychologist Carl Gustav Jung, that behind the global crisis we now face, can be discerned a deep spiritual crisis. The book suggests that it may only be by re-... more
 
Katie Shepherd |
Sunday, 5th October 2014
Sacred Earth Celebrations is the revised and updated version of Glennie Kindred’s bestselling book, Sacred Celebrations. Whether you are someone who is new to learning about Earth-based spirituality and living, it’s already fundamental to how you... more
 
Pete Cooper |
Friday, 12th September 2014
I read The Log Book from cover to cover in about an hour, then had a think on some things and went back to re-read some of it, answering my questions in the process. The balance of anecdotal, scientific and practical information is particularly good... more
 

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