Reviews

Simon Hursthouse |
Friday, 20th January 2017
The latest book from science writer and ‘Real Farming’ advocate, Colin Tudge, is a positive call to arms to anyone interested in working land in ways that seek not to harm it. The focus is on agriculture, specifically agroecology, an approach that... more
 
Rozie Apps |
Friday, 20th January 2017
This is an essential book for anyone interested in permaculture. Although permaculture originated as a land-based design framework, it is now applied to all aspects of our lives, our communities and our planet. Zen in the Art of Permaculture Design... more
 
Joan Bailey |
Friday, 6th January 2017
This is Michael H. Shuman’s fourth book on local economies. In it he suggests an alternative method of economic development that is inexpensive to implement, creates jobs, and works for large and small communities alike.  Shuman looks at the current... more
 
Dave Darby |
Friday, 18th November 2016
This is a radical book – not because the ideas within it are going to change the world, but because it contains funky little DIY projects that could make a lot of people think ‘hey, I’ve always wanted one of those, but was put off by the cost – but... more
 
Rozie Apps |
Thursday, 10th November 2016
I am always dreaming of my own smallholding, where I can grow fruits and vegetables, have a few chickens for those yummy fresh eggs, and perhaps a couple of pigs or some goats. So books such as Living On One Acre Or Less often find themselves in my... more
 
Simon Hursthouse |
Thursday, 13th October 2016
With the subtitle One Quarter Acre, Two French Farmers, and Enough Food to Feed the World, how can you resist? Miraculous Abundance charts one couple’s journey putting down roots in Normandy, following individual careers that let them see the world... more
 
Rozie Apps |
Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
The beauty of permaculture is that it mimics nature, which means it can be applied to all kinds of landscapes and environments. I’m always interested to hear how other people have implemented it to suit their lifestyle and situation, and there is... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 29th July 2016
Industrial agriculture is one of the processes that spews carbon and other greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. Carbon farming, a collective term for regenerative forms of agriculture that build soil and biomass and sequester carbon in both, has... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Wednesday, 27th July 2016
Temper Theatre, a company of 18 to 22 year olds and led by 22 year old Finn Morrell, is taking on climate change in a new show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The piece, Terra Incognita (running time 50 minutes, view a short preview here), aims to... more
 
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
 

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