Reviews

Simon Hursthouse |
Friday, 28th April 2017
By his own account, Will Bonsall would have called this book ‘Gardens Without Borders’. This theme – gardening’s wider implications – has informed and shaped the author’s back-to-the-land life in New England. After an eye-opening stint in mining in... more
 
Polly Whyte |
Thursday, 20th April 2017
If you are a teacher who wants to get your class doing more learning outdoors, or a parent wishing to tempt their children away from Minecraft, this book offers guidance and a selection of tried and tested activities to encourage children aged 3-11... more
 
Burra Maluca - permies.com |
Tuesday, 18th April 2017
Growing up in the UK, I loved to explore the local woodlands. It was hard not to see them as magical, mysterious places where I could hide away from the rest of the world and I would dream of being able to run away and live in secret house in the... more
 
Helen Babbs |
Thursday, 6th April 2017
Martin Crawford’s new book aims to give ‘all the information you need to grow your own nuts’, whether for a couple of trees in the back garden or for a small-scale commercial plantation. It’s a rather ambitious scope, but this friendly,... more
 
Lorenzo Costa |
Monday, 27th March 2017
Forest Gardening in Practice is a book that comes out at the right time. We have many titles on forest gardening but this book changes our perspective on the subject. It is written by Tomas Remiarz, a well-known permaculture teacher and consultant,... more
 
Rozie Apps |
Friday, 24th March 2017
This is a great read for anyone interested in urban agriculture. Michael Ableman shares the story behind his latest project, Sole Food. These street farms have transformed vacant and contaminated land in Vancouver, whilst growing artisan-quality... more
 
Rozie Apps |
Friday, 17th March 2017
This is a life changing book. It is an essential guide for anyone seeking a happier life. The authors, Annie and Adam share their stories and ideas that have created their happy lifestyles whilst minimising spending. Our current world encourages us... more
 
Donnachadh McCarthy |
Friday, 10th February 2017
“We need folk proficient in grief!” This was the line that most spoke to my heart, as I watched the new road movie "wetheuncivilised, A Life Story" at the community-run New Cross Library, in southeast London. It is a beautiful, tender first film... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 7th February 2017
In these times of great upheaval and moral depravity, we aspiring sons and daughters of the soil need some encouragement to navigate the veggie growing year with a well thought out plan so we don't miss out on any delicious harvests. Charles Dowding... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Friday, 3rd February 2017
If you are thinking about how you can work for yourself, be happier and have more time for the things that you want, then Tom Hodgkinson’s personal guide is a hand to hold onto, both in terms of reassurance and sometimes just for grim death!... more
 

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