Reviews

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
 
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
 

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