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Reviews

Tony Rollinson |
Sunday, 10th March 2013
Juniper is one of the sustainability movement's most important crossover voices. As well as being a tireless environmental campaigner, and the former executive director of Friends of the Earth, he also acts as an advisor to many international... more
 
John Adams |
Thursday, 21st February 2013
If like me you look at a traditional oil lamp like this with a sinking heart, having had so many poorly made ones which rusted through or leaked at the drop of a hat, I have good news. Feuerhand Storm Lanterns are made in Germany from high grade... more
 
Joan Bailey |
Friday, 15th February 2013
Masanobu Fukuoka's first book, The One-Straw Revolution, introduced natural farming, a nature-integrated practice similar to 'original' permaculture, to a world where the environmental movement had just begun. As this plant pathologist-turned-farmer... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 14th February 2013
Having been publishing permaculture books at Permanent Publications for 20 years, we are now seeing a trend on both sides of the Atlantic of mainstream publishers following suit. This is no bad thing. It gets the subject into a different arena, one... more
 
John Adams |
Friday, 1st February 2013
I used to do a lot of exhibition work and my favourite tool for trimming photographs and cutting out in general was a Letraset scalpel which had inter-changeable blades held in a screw chuck. So I was intrigued to find the Razor Edge Spoon Carving... more
 
Emily Ingham |
Monday, 14th January 2013
Permaculture: A Beginner's Guide has a different approach to other permaculture handbooks, proving there is an introduction text to suit every reader. In this book Graham Burnett skirts over the issues faced by society today, favouring solutions... more
 
Annie Levy |
Tuesday, 8th January 2013
We permaculture people practise an optimism in the doing - a discovery of connection and possibility in the systems we foster and nourish and sometimes create, in our gardens and compost bins, in growing, foraging, salvaging and stewarding. For us... more
 
Carl Legge |
Thursday, 13th December 2012
This is a great book for omnivore permaculturalists. Not to be confused with salami dry cured sausages, salumi is the word for Italian salted and cured meats. The authors take you step-by-step through the process of choosing a pig, butchering it and... more
 
Emily Ingham |
Thursday, 13th December 2012
Juliet Kemp appeals to those who may feel powerless to meet their own subsistence needs through lack of growing space. With the emphasis on reuse of materials; organic or 'try to live with it' pest control; and observing your space before planning... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Wednesday, 12th December 2012
The first surprising, and encouraging, fact is that London is home to over 3 million gardens, from handkerchief front yards to historic horticultural sites, public gardens and parks. It brings home how important these green spaces are to those... more
 

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