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Reviews

Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 17th July 2014
I first came across the idea of Hobo Stoves made from a simple tin can on YouTube. I loved the idea of turning a useless tin can into a DIY cooking stove so I made one myself. It was OK, it worked but I did need to modify it to make it draw... more
 
Deano Martin |
Tuesday, 15th July 2014
This is a beautifully put together book, full of wonderful stories and pictures, of 60 projects from all around the world. The sheer variety of the projects listed is astonishing, and inspiring, and left me feeling like I should be doing more myself... more
 
Deano Martin |
Friday, 11th July 2014
This is another book that looks at carbon; however the author chooses to focus on agriculture and food production. That narrower range allows her to look at soil management strategies in a little more depth. Whilst there is a lot worth reading, I... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Thursday, 10th July 2014
Street Food is a recipe book that presents wild food as 'the new street food', where the vendors, like the food, are often outdoors and easily accessible. These foods offer dramatic, inventive tastes yet are inexpensive and no longer just the... more
 
Rozie Apps |
Wednesday, 9th July 2014
The team here at Permaculture enjoy a day out, and you can't beat exploring beautiful gardens filled with colourful flowers and plants. What better place to find all of this, than RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Myself and editor Maddy Harland... more
 
Patrick Whitefield |
Thursday, 3rd July 2014
What's the need for another book on perennial vegetables when we already have two excellent tomes by Martin Crawford and Eric Toensmeier? There are two good reasons in my view. Firstly, they complement each other, with one author giving more weight... more
 
Rozie Apps |
Thursday, 26th June 2014
In it's seventh year, the Environmental Photographer of the Year competition has brought thousands of people, problems, suffering, environmental issues and solutions together. Open to the public, the exhibition shares thousands of artists' striking... more
 
Thane Prince |
Friday, 20th June 2014
When someone you know only slightly, but whom you respect, asks you to read their cookbook, your heart has to sink just a little. You like this person; you admire them, but a cookbook? We writers of such books know how much craft goes into... more
 
John Adams |
Thursday, 19th June 2014
Having gone to Devon with my family, only to find that the AGA we had intended to use had failed, the Bon-Fire outdoor kitchen was pressed into full time service. I managed to very successfully cook a range of meals for nine people on it for several... more
 
Martin Holme |
Friday, 13th June 2014
In the UK there are some trail-blazers when it comes to 'ecobuilding'. Firstly, Ben Law whose beautiful house in a Sussex wood was featured on Channel 4's Grand Designs more than 10 years ago and secondly Tony Wrench's roundhouse at Brithdir Mawr in... more
 

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