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Ola Zulawinska |
Monday, 23rd July 2012
Presently, the entire Permaculture concept is in full use. There has been a strong community effort and around 1.5 million of traditional, pro-ecological, small farms have produced food for their families and eventually sold surpluses. The farmers have taught themselves the correct ecological choices that have made a huge impact on thousands of... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Saturday, 14th July 2012
My vegetable patch is a disaster this year but the soft fruit is still growing quite well in our wet summer. The blackcurrants are ripening but without sun the goosberries are soft but still vert tart. Even so, some kind visitors went out and picked a few kilos of fruit last week for me. I froze gooseberries for smoothies and the rest I made into... more
 
John Owen |
Thursday, 12th July 2012
For six years my home and my transport were the same as I lived in a horse drawn caravan. This meant that wherever I was I was at home, whether it was at a festival, at the side of the road or visiting friends. With my horse Magic I literally travelled the highways and byways of England and Wales, from busy dual carriagways with juggernauts... more
 
Debby Parkinson |
Tuesday, 10th July 2012
We are Andy and Debby Parkinson from Dover. We have four children, all studying at various places around the country. We decided to relocate from Bradford in Yorkshire, to Dover in Kent in 2011, to live a different, more sustainable life.  We wanted to share our story, as we feel we have researched many of the elements required to move towards a... more
 
Nati Mady |
Wednesday, 4th July 2012
After a couple of months of hauling soil up 3 storeys, contending with urban pigeons and struggling with windy wet weather the Edible Terrace at my office is finally growing. The idea of the project is to see how much food we can grow on the un-used section of the roof terrace and to inspire my colleagues about urban food growing whilst also... more
 
Hugh Warwick |
Tuesday, 3rd July 2012
'The Great Myth of Urban Britain' was the headline from BBC Home editor Mark Easton's piece published on 28th June. In the article he argued that conservationists are too pessimistic, and that if you look carefully at the real data, things are not that bad, really. He starts with a question that will probably flummox most urban-dwellers – what... more
 
Polly Higgins |
Saturday, 30th June 2012
Where governments fail, the people must speak out – and we are. Rio+20 demonstrated the consummate failure of political ability to take the necessary steps to stop the demise of the very health and well-being of our Earth. The political leaders we elect have failed to put people and planet before profit. There is reason for hope. The Rule of Law... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 27th June 2012
Last summer Tim and I did something different. We went walking along part the Ridgeway, Britain's oldest road, that runs through central southern England, through the wooded hills and valleys of the Chilterns to the north Wessex Downs, rich in wildlife found in chalk grassland habitats, and down into the World Heritage Site of Avebury. The... more
 
Anna Glanville-Hearson |
Monday, 25th June 2012
A Market Town (the clue's in the name!) – not a Supermarket Town! Take Petersfield for instance. Lovely little Hampshire market town – a remnant of old England right in the middle of the green and pleasant new South Downs National Park. With a market square slap bang in the town centre. Everything happens there – markets twice a week, farmers... more
 
Simon Watkins |
Monday, 18th June 2012
It's tempting to be despondent about my cucurbits this year. That's not a sentence I often write (nor one which I want to hear myself say...). And it's not just the squash family: tomatoes, carrots, beans and alliums have pretty much sat still after germination. There's been too little light, too little warmth, and if I'm honest, too little care... more
 

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