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Reviews

Deano Martin |
Friday, 19th February 2016
Growing Hybrid Hazelnuts is devoted to the idea that hazelnuts can be used for anything that soybeans are used for, and more, whilst avoiding the detrimental affects of conventional, industrial agriculture. It looks at the current state of the... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Wednesday, 17th February 2016
From the makers of The Man Who Stopped The Desert (PM73) this film is essential viewing for the ‘climate change generation’. It highlights not just the necessity to adapt our landscapes but also how people must come together and physically be... more
 
Richard Webb |
Friday, 12th February 2016
If you are serious about using wood fuel, then you must have this book. The author’s own experience and the wisdom of people passionate about wood shines through, from foresters, woodcutters, stackers, burners and researchers on combustion.... more
 
Joan Bailey |
Thursday, 4th February 2016
Rebecca Thistlethwaite brings the same pleasant no-nonsense presentation to The New Livestock Farmer as she did to Farms with a Future, and with similar goals. This time pairing up with Jim Dunlop, business partner and husband, she aims to help both... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 22nd January 2016
I have always held a fascination for growing under glass since Eliot Coleman’s classic, Four Season Harvest. If we are to extend the growing season in cooler climes we need to know how to grow under cover. I started experimenting with the idea of a... more
 
Tomas Remiarz |
Tuesday, 12th January 2016
I went to the Oxford Real Farming Conference for the first time last week. I can't believe it took me so long! Insights and highlights included: Realising that housing and farming cannot be separated. This is a theme that kept coming up during the... more
 
David Watson |
Thursday, 7th January 2016
For most, Ben Law needs no introduction and his back catalogue of books have been read the world over. The latest addition comes in the form of Woodland Craft, a feast of knowledge, skills and crafts for the home, farm and garden. Woodland Craft is... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Saturday, 2nd January 2016
One of the big gaps in our permaculture literature is material about the urban landscape. Perhaps this is because cities are huge and we feel little control over how we live in them, yet there are examples of wonderful urban permaculture projects... more
 
Joan Bailey |
Wednesday, 23rd December 2015
While there are a multitude of books on farming, few if any discuss medicinal herbs. Peg Shafer’s The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm (Chelsea Green, 2011) was one of the first to do so in great detail. The Carpenters however, can set their tome – The... more
 
Chris Bird |
Wednesday, 2nd December 2015
Today I want to talk about stories, film premieres and sparkly high heeled shoes. A few weeks ago we showed Naomi Kleins' film - This Changes Everything at the Totnes Film Festival. The film outlines how, over the past 400 years the predominant... more
 

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