Reviews

Lloyd Kahn |
Monday, 1st November 2010
If I’d had Ben Law’s book Roundwood Timber Framing when I was learning to build in the ’60s, I’d have been inspired to plant and tend trees suitable for house framing and several buildings could have been framed by now as a result. That’s just one... more
 
Emma Cooper |
Tuesday, 26th January 2010
As the twin issues of Peak Oil and Climate Change become more widely discussed, more people become interested in promoting local food as one of the steps towards self-reliance. But how do you go about it, and what do you do if there is no local food... more
 
Patrick Whitefield |
Tuesday, 26th January 2010
This study, freely downloadable here, is a milestone for the Transition Movement. It takes it beyond the realm of general visions of the future into the realm of hard facts and figures. Visions and visualisations are very important. Anyone can take... more
 
Tim Green |
Tuesday, 26th January 2010
Over recent years my shelves have begun to strain under the weight of an eclectic assortment of books concerned with sustainable food production. They range from academic treatises and philosophical musings through to popular science and all the way... more
 
Dave Houghton |
Tuesday, 26th January 2010
In this updated second edition, Simon Fairlie offers an indepth and expansive look at the planning system which is an absolute must read for anyone who is seeking to be able to live and work on their land. He gives much enligthenment as to how we... more
 
Patrick Whitefield |
Tuesday, 26th January 2010
Stephen and Rebekah Hren, filled with a passion to live a sustainable life, got themselves some land out in the country, built a cob house, went off-grid and started growing vegetables. But soon they realised that the constant car trips back to town... more
 
Dearbhaile Bradley |
Tuesday, 26th January 2010
I love how Alastair McIntosh writes, and Rekindling Community is no exception. If you have access to Small is Beautiful, however, I would recommend you read this first as Rekindling Community is rooted in Schumacher's ideas. Given there are only a... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Monday, 3rd August 2009
Through The Eye Of A Needle is a whimsical, illuminating, enchanting, and funny testament to one man's attempt to survive economic meltdown, tackle climate change, and enter the kingdom of heaven – by making his own clothes. Journalist John-Paul... more
 
Pippa Johns |
Monday, 3rd August 2009
All permaculture design starts with a period of thorough observation. Observing a site over time and doing our best to understand what is going on helps us to make decisions and take actions that work in harmony with the existing natural processes;... more
 
Graham Burnett |
Monday, 3rd August 2009
The Alternative Kitchen Garden is, according to author Emma Cooper, an evolving idea of what a kitchen garden could be in the twenty first century – organic, environmentally sustainable, resilient and about re-localising at least some of our food... more
 

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