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Reviews

Fiona Sanderson |
Tuesday, 8th February 2011
Equal parts travellers' tales, scientific exposition and autobiography, this exceptional book begins with Mabey's lunchbreak forays into the wastelands of London, during the sixties. Here he begins to notice the qualities of plants that live on the... more
 
Richard Barnett |
Monday, 31st January 2011
One of the principle factors that motivated the generation of the Transition concept was that those in power, especially those in national governments, were simply not reacting in a timely way to the challenges posed by climate change and peak oil.... more
 
Richard Barnett |
Monday, 1st November 2010
As a vegan I approached this book rather warily on account of its title but as I read it I abandoned my caution and found myself nodding in agreement at most, if not all, of its key points. My veganism is not borne out of a rigid belief that humans... more
 
Patrick Whitefield |
Monday, 1st November 2010
I recently had an email asking me if I could recommend anyone successfully practising permaculture on a farm rather than on a domestic scale, or any books about the same. Without a moment’s hesitation I directed her to Sepp Holzer and to this book.... more
 
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
 

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