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Permaculture magazine |
Friday, 1st July 2011
Get your green fingers ready! - On Saturday 16th July from 11am to 6pm, at Cecil Sharp House in Camden, the Permaculture Network are hosting a day of workshops geared at helping people creatively build a sustainable future for all. With loads of different things to try, there are workshops on natural beekeeping, forest gardening, community scale... more
 
John Adams |
Thursday, 30th June 2011
I am usually quite a fan of PowerPlus products but their latest offering the PowerPlus Bear Camping Lantern doesn't quite live up to my expectations. The build quality is good and it has many worthy features from the solar, 12V DC, 240V AC, and hand cranked dynamo charging to the integrated hanging hook in the handle but I felt it was let down by... more
 
Sebastian Holstein |
Wednesday, 29th June 2011
Within a 20km radius at the heart of the Pyrenees mountain range, lie three buildings sharing a common attribute: they all harness the power of the sun. The THEMIS solar tower and the Odeillo solar furnace were both experimental facilities for the production of alternative energies used by France in the 1980's to weigh up against nuclear. Back... more
 
Leah Green |
Wednesday, 29th June 2011
It's 1991. The first Intifadah is raging. A group of Americans walks quietly through the twisted alleys of al-Fawwar refugee camp near Hebron. We can hear Israeli soldiers moving through the other side of the camp. We turn a corner and come upon a middle-aged Palestinian woman picking through rubble. Our host explains to her that we have come... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Saturday, 25th June 2011
Caroline Lucas, Britain's only Green MP, popped into Glastonbury yesterday to address an audience at the Speaker's Forum in Green Fields and speak on the Pyramid stage for the non-nuclear debate. Besides mud, celebs and some stunning bands, Glastonbury has a long tradition of non-conformism and political activism. Michael Eavis, a Methodist, comes... more
 
Brad Rowland |
Thursday, 23rd June 2011
As with everything, there is controversy around how to make compost tea. The two basic camps are anaerobic, or aerobic, and there is 'scientific research' to back up both sides that you can easily find on Google. The aerobic method 'brews' beneficial bacteria with added oxygen, introduced by something like an aquarium pump, creating an environment... more
 
Dougald Hine |
Monday, 20th June 2011
Since Dougald Hine and Paul Kingsnorth published the Dark Mountain manifesto in 2009, the project has become a gathering point for writers, artists and musicians, gardeners, engineers and psychologists — in fact, all kinds of people who are interested in exploring the deep roots of the crises we are living through. The situation of the world... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 20th June 2011
If you want to make green gooseberry jam you have to use very firm, slightly under-ripe green fruit. I have used a mixture of mostly firm green cooking gooseberries and a few of the deliciously sweet red dessert gooseberry, Hinnomaki Red. While the forest garden was in all its bounty, I added a few jostaberries and worcesterberries too. It is... more
 
Alice Griffin |
Friday, 17th June 2011
"I hope you're husband's alright with that love!" said a lady as she cruised by leaning on her tiller arm watching me crouched on the towpath, painting my planters hot pink. "Yeah, he's in touch with his feminine side!" I laughed. And so my cobbled-together-from-free-wood planters received a makeover after a rather fortuitous find of left over... more
 
Alex Jackson |
Thursday, 16th June 2011
More than 2,000 people have written to Jim Paice MP to demand this change, including lots of his constituents in Cambridgeshire. Many of these people were persuaded to act because of your support for the campaign and we're going to write to thank them for taking a stand.  Previously 4 out of 10 fish bought by Whitehall were to be excluded from... more
 

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