Videos

Canal & River Trust |
Friday, 30th September 2016
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The Skyway Community Garden in Hackney, London, is an open space by Regent's canal for the public to enjoy. Stepping down from a busy road, the garden is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. The area has been transformed with the help of young volunteers from the local community, who...
 
Homesteadonomics |
Friday, 16th September 2016
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Joe from Homesteadonomics walks us through his rainwater haresting system on his home. He built the whole system himself. It has a capacity of 11,500 gallons and accounts for 90% of his family's water needs. It's impressive! Further resources Harvesting rainwater in an urban environment Catching...
 
Homesteadonomics |
Friday, 9th September 2016
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Homesteadeconomics shares how they made four top-bar bee hives made scrap materials. Each of these took around 30-40 minutes to build, out of free material, making these hives possible for everyone to build. Includes tips on what not to do and a look at the bees inside the hive. Further resources...
 
Charles Dowding |
Friday, 2nd September 2016
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No-dig expert, Charles Dowding, shows us around his 3/4 acre market garden, four years after taking it on as pasture. Charles explains the importance of mulch in his system and how he makes his own compost. He also shares his results with his dug and un-dug beds, comparing crop harvests. Further...
 
Huws Nursery |
Friday, 19th August 2016
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Comfrey is a hugely beneficial plant in the permaculture garden. It can be used as a medicinal, a mulch and can be turned into a nutrient-dense fertiliser. Learn how to make your own fertiliser and the best way to use it as a mulch. Further resources Comfrey: it's history, uses and benefits The...
 
Homesteadonomics |
Monday, 15th August 2016
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This rain garden system in Arizona, USA, catches water through a series of berms, channels and a pond. The pond water is then used to irrigate the crops in the drier periods. This is an easy way to catch rainwater in arid climates. Further resources Building a rain garden Gardening with Less Water...
 
Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
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Seeds are the source of our food. Through seeds, farmers across the world earn a living. And yet, three multinational companies hold over 50% of global agricultural seeds. They control the sale of these seeds and therefore our food. We urgently need to raise awareness to the problems caused by the...
 
Huw's Nursery |
Monday, 25th July 2016
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Huw explains the very best way to start scything, a fantastic alternative to a nasty, noisy strimmer! He describes how he was taught to size a scythe properly, how to sharpen it and last but not least, how to use an Austrain scythe in the correct way. Huw learnt from http://scythecymru.co.uk/...
 
Permaculture magazine |
Friday, 22nd July 2016
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Are you coming to London Permaculture Festival on Sunday 31st July 2016? If you are, come and say hello to the Permaculture magazine team. We'll be there with our book and magazine stall. We'll have plenty of bargains for you! Yes the £2 bargain book bin will be there again, though as always...
 
Dojo Productions |
Thursday, 14th July 2016
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Stephen Barstow, author of the classic book Around the World in 80 Plants, visits Holma Forest Garden in Sweden and explains why perennial vegetables are such a good option. He says they are: * More resilient to climate extremes than annual vegetables * Perennials can have higher yield - Stephen...
 

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