Reviews

Emma Postill |
Monday, 30th November 2015
Barbara Jones, one of the UK’s foremost straw bale builders and teachers, compiles her 20 years wealth of experience into the go-to guide for building with straw bales, for use by architects and construction professionals, as well as self-builders.... more
 
Emma Postill, Permaculture magazine |
Thursday, 26th November 2015
Published as the Transition movement’s contribution to the COP21 negotiations beginning in Paris on 30 November, 21 Stories of Transition calls on us to step up and start building resilience in our local communities, as those within its covers are... more
 
Josef Davies-Coates |
Wednesday, 18th November 2015
Mark Boyle’s thought-provoking new book, Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi, begins by pointing out that it is ‘by no means An Ode to Violence’. The stated purpose is to help us take steps towards peace, a ‘Wild Peace’ free from both ‘systemic... more
 
Cory W. Whitney |
Monday, 19th October 2015
In 2010 Martin Crawford wrote Creating a Forest Garden distilling all aspects of plant cropping and uses, with a focus on tree, shrub and perennial crops and promoting the radical notion that nature can do most of the work and that fertility can be... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 11th September 2015
Jason Heppenstall started life as an economist at HM Treasury, transitioned into a newspaperman in Copenhagen, and then escaped the rat race to Cornwall where he now runs a woodland based permaculture holding. Accutely aware of the dire state of the... more
 
Georgina-Kate Adams |
Wednesday, 26th August 2015
We arrived at Wilderness into a puff of pink smoke. Dragging our bags to the campsite we could not contain our excitement as the sky above the distant main stage teased us with its pastel hues. Bjork is in the house. Taking advantage of a small... more
 
Kevan Manwaring |
Friday, 21st August 2015
Does the world need another poetry collection? Well, in the exception of Helen Moore’s Ecozoa I would say whole-heartedly, Yes! This is an important cri-de-coeur from, unusually, a permaculture publisher, Permanent Publications. Amid their practical... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 4th August 2015
This is a permaculture design primer but it is a big one, as indicated by the subtitle. It really does try to look at the ethics, elements and processes that inform permaculture design in the home and garden, but it also has a good stab at including... more
 
Rozie Apps |
Monday, 27th July 2015
“The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening.” The perfect explanation for Carol Deppe’s latest guide to vegetable growing. Carol Deppe is a genius. After starting a career as a scientist... more
 
Keith Kirby |
Friday, 17th July 2015
An introduction for the new woodland owner written by experts in a friendly style, dealing with basic issues from site boundaries, site access, to how you want to manage it. The headings and sub-headings tend to be questions, with the text giving... more
 

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