Reviews

Bill Roley |
Friday, 22nd July 2016
Climate change and increased variability of severe droughts worsens our problems of landscape, orchard and crop production. Droughts are becoming more common and severe. We are running short of water in many parts of the world and the cost of water... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 18th July 2016
We have had a full Bonfire Outdoor Kitchen set for some time and have enjoyed cooking outside with the stewpot. It is great for larger groups of people and for parties and provides a real focus to an event with the added benefit of a fire pit after... more
 
Burra Maluca |
Friday, 15th July 2016
This book will help anyone to develop appropriate community-scale solutions to the global problem of sustainable energy supply. It is engagingly written and designed to empower ordinary people to make a real difference. It gives a lot of the history... more
 
Ben Law |
Thursday, 7th July 2016
I have really enjoyed reading How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool. It is a great resource for anyone interested in building a natural swimming pool or simply wanting to know more. As natural pools become ever more popular, there has been an... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 30th June 2016
I kept on spotting this book on the review copy pile and thinking it looked interesting. The cover particularly jumped out at me. Yet it took me a while to open the pages and start reading. I needed to go on holiday first and have time to read at... more
 
Katie Shepherd |
Monday, 27th June 2016
As someone who has been using permaculture design in broad scale farming over the last 15 years or so, I was really interested to read this new permaculture farming book from the US. In The Bio-Integrated Farm, Jadrnicek shares his experience as... more
 
Joan Bailey |
Friday, 27th May 2016
This is one of the most important books to appear in some time. Tao Orion looks at the current practice of habitat restoration and then steps back to view these efforts in the context of history, geology, anthropology and science. The result is a... more
 
Jenn Jennings |
Wednesday, 6th April 2016
Expanding your permacultural education beyond your bookshelf can be a real challenge. You thirst for more knowledge, yet for various reasons can’t do a hands-on permaculture design course (PDC). This type of dilemma is why permaculture instructor... more
 
Graham Burnett |
Thursday, 24th March 2016
Ross Mars’ Basics of Permaculture Design was one of the first books I read when first becoming interested in permaculture during the ’90s. As the title suggests, this was very much a ‘does what it says on the tin’ manual, full of practical advice,... more
 
Jonathon Porritt |
Friday, 4th March 2016
When it comes to community energy, we’re so far behind many other countries in Europe that you have to ask what we’ve been doing for the last 20 years! As it happens, Scotland has set a better pace, and Wales hasn’t done too badly. But it’s only now... more
 

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