Huws Nursery |
Friday, 19th August 2016
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
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
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
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
Permaculture magazine |
Friday, 22nd July 2016
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
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...
Maya Mountain Research Farm |
Friday, 8th July 2016
Biochar is a very powerful tool for restoring, and protecting soil health, and happy plants, with longterm results. Want a succinct and simple explanation of how biochar enriches soil? Want to make biochar yourself in an oil drum? Want to know how to charge it yourself? This short film from Maya...
Story of Stuff Project |
Monday, 4th July 2016
While California is going through a disastrous drought, Nestlé are extracting 50-150 million gallons of water a year, from San Bernardino National Forest. Nestlé's permit ran out in 1988 and yet they are still extracting as much water as they want. The U.S. Forest Service only receives $524 a year...
Ecological Land Co-operative |
Friday, 24th June 2016
The Ecological Land Co-operative (ELC) was set up to address the lack of affordable sites for ecological land based livelihoods in England. Greenham Reach in Devon has helped create three ecological businesses for families who would never be able to access land or gain planning permission. Their...
Living Big in a Tiny House |
Tuesday, 14th June 2016
This 4x4 van has been kitted out with all the necessary tools and features for survival. John McElhiney's van can go across all kinds of terrain with the addition of a snorkel so it can even go through water. The custom made storage space (which is also the kitchen, bedroom, toilet) is held...