Tim Green |
Monday, 13th July 2015
As with many permaculture and sustainable living books, the wealth of beautiful glossy photographs in The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm elucidate an instant feeling of an idyllic rural, ecologically responsible life which anyone would feel... more
Tony Rollinson |
Friday, 10th July 2015
If you are new to permaculture and want to watch a film that introduces you to the subject, or if you are well versed already but want to be inspired or show something to your friends, Inhabit is that film! Inhabit is beautifully shot, sound tracked... more
Anni Kelsey |
Monday, 6th July 2015
This beautifully presented book covers over 100 useful trees from commonplace fruit such as apples and pears to the exotic sounding date plum and golden chinkapins. For each entry there are several pages of detailed description including origin and... more
Emma Postill |
Monday, 15th June 2015
After spending a thoroughly enjoyable three days at my first Hay Festival, I’m already looking forward to returning next year. The combination of stimulating talks within relaxing surroundings generated a palpable buzz of conversation, a positive... more
John Adams |
Sunday, 14th June 2015
Having a Japanese Professional Ryoba Saw in my armoury of woodworking tools has proved very useful on a number of occasions. Now, the thing about these saws is they are totally unlike anything else you are likely to have in your tool-box. They... more
Jackie Bridgen |
Tuesday, 2nd June 2015
We took a trip to the Green Scythe Fair (Sunday 15th June 2014) at Thorney Lakes on the Somerset Levels after years of wanting to visit, and were blessed with the most amazing weather for our first experience. Entrance is £5 for adults, accompanied... more
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 1st June 2015
I have treasured my Mira copper trowel, mainly because it is such a beautifully made tool and it is so versatile. These tools are made of solid bronze (an alloy containing 90% copper and 10% tin) and this are not as hard as steel, but it is sharper... more
Phil Moore |
Tuesday, 26th May 2015
“Modern man is rapidly destroying the natural world on which he depends for his survival.” The opening words to Edward’s Goldsmith’s magnum opus The Way: An Ecological World-View, first published in 1992. A critique of what Goldsmith describes as... more
Drew Dellinger |
Tuesday, 12th May 2015
Helen Moore’s poetry is an inch of topsoil built up over millennia; a living cell seen teeming under a microscope; a galaxy’s lucid dream. These poems pulse with ecstatic exuberance, linguistic intensity, and pleasing complexity coupled with... more
Rozie Apps |
Thursday, 23rd April 2015
I have been interested in underground greenhouses for the last couple of years. Ever since I saw a photo of a walipini, I knew that one day I would have to have one. Although I live in the southeast of England, where it is reasonably mild, to be... more