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Reviews

Wendy Ogden |
Monday, 29th July 2013
If you like growing and reading it's not easy to find green stories. One online search offered me The Constant Gardener as top choice – I believe this is a spy story. I've found that while most characters in all fiction tend to live somewhere, even... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Tuesday, 23rd July 2013
The Man Who Stopped The Desert is an unmissable film. It is truly inspirational in that it shows that just one person can have a very real and hugely positive impact on their environment. The film mixes dramatizations and interviews to tell the... more
 
Fiona Dowson |
Monday, 22nd July 2013
It's taken a long time but beekeeping is finally moving away from the Miss Marple image with white hives and cottage gardens. Urban bees are thriving while their country cousins are collapsing. Urban window boxes, trees and gardens are providing... more
 
Anni Kelsey |
Tuesday, 16th July 2013
This is a slim book and potentially a quick read, but don't be misled, it aims high by offering a potential solution to the current economic crisis. It is divided into four sections – "why we need to do something", "opening the door to new... more
 
Katie Shepherd |
Thursday, 11th July 2013
Cows Save The Planet is a wonderfully comprehensive book, challenging some of the current popular theory relating to climate change and the mending of our damaged planet. Judith D.Schwartz has travelled to meet and interview an impressive mix of... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 8th July 2013
Sebastiao Salgado's exhibition of photographs, Genesis, explores 32 countries and is a culmination of eight years of work exploring 32 countries. He visits the wildest places on the planet - from Patagonia to Alaska, from Siberia to Ethiopia - and... more
 
Deano Martin |
Monday, 8th July 2013
The focus of The Permaculture Handbook is primarily on food production systems of ¼ acre and above, linked to the size of larger US suburban and peri-urban gardens. For those of us who are interested in this scale and type of design, this book has a... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Monday, 1st July 2013
Knead To Know could almost have been designed for the permaculture community. Not only is it a great look at the benefits of self-baking and eating 'real bread' but its joined-up thinking (the negative effects of mass produced bread consumption)... more
 
Elizabeth Millard |
Tuesday, 25th June 2013
Many climatologists are concerned that the recent spate of drought across several parts of the world is likely to become the norm. This would prove particularly challenging for farmers, but will also affect everyone from city planners to rural... more
 
John Adams |
Wednesday, 19th June 2013
Whenever I eat outside round a campfire, at a picnic, or out in the woods, one thing that really annoys me is that what I am eating off and drinking out of usually clashes horribly with my surroundings. I have a particular loathing for plastic cups... more
 

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