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Marie-Louise Mederer and Ilse Köher-Rollefson |
Wednesday, 3rd October 2018
It’s December 2017 and I’m looking for a volunteering opportunity in northern India. The International Permaculture Convergence has just been held in India and thus I find myself browsing for places to learn about permaculture in India. As one of the edge events I stumble upon the Marwar Camel Culture Festival. The festival has past, yet I’m... more
 
Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Monday, 24th September 2018
Last week, Dylan and I set off on a road trip to discover the flora and fauna of the North East of Bulgaria. Our first stop was to Catherine Zanev's farm in Todorovo, North Bulgaria. As those of you familiar with our project may recall, this was a farm I designed in 2013. I had not visited the place for some time and was very excited to see how... more
 
Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Monday, 24th September 2018
Last year we started a trial to discover the best ways to prepare the ground for tree and shrub planting. We trialed five different methods and recorded the performance of each method looking at how long they took to implement and manage, how much they cost and how effective they are. I'll start the post with why we prepare our ground in advance... more
 
Hannah Thorogood |
Saturday, 18th August 2018
It would be impossible to write an article about raising animals for food without offending or upsetting some folk. I am writing this however, with respect and without gory details as I would really like those who have chosen not to eat meat to feel comfortable reading it.  Permaculture farmers and growers use the ethics and principles of... more
 
Peter Cowman |
Monday, 30th July 2018
Human shelters offer testament to the strength of the human will to survive. As such, they are a vital component of settled life and a stimulus for cultural expression. These functions are sustained by establishing connections with the physical and metaphysical realities of life on planet Earth, traditionally an integral part of the building... more
 
Jordan Thomas |
Tuesday, 3rd July 2018
The first time Don Guillermo took me to his fields, we walked amidst pyramids that were black silhouettes against a star-filled sky. Guillermo always left for the fields at this early hour: when the night was at its darkest, as if in preparation for the blinding heat that the sun would soon bring to this tropical landscape. One mile into our walk... more
 
Alan Heeks |
Wednesday, 27th June 2018
All of us depend on front line services: they include health, local authorities, education, care, and a myriad of voluntary sector organisations such as charities, help networks, and community groups. They are a safety net, and as stresses grow for most people, we need the support of front line services more than ever. But most of these services... more
 
Stephanie Hafferty |
Thursday, 21st June 2018
The hedgerows are filled with creamy elderflowers. It’s time to forage! Choose elderflower heads that are in full blossom and at their most fragrant to make delicious drinks, skin care and preserves. If you can, try to collect your flowers from areas without too much traffic pollution and above the “wee line”. (Imagine a passing wild animal or dog... more
 
Permaculture magazine |
Wednesday, 20th June 2018
A permaculture experience in July 2017 was developed in a Haiti community with Bora Permacultura and the missionary project ICDM. From this the need for a manual to support the teaching of some 'permaculture' techniques in the local language (Haitian Creole) arose. After months of work, this has been created, and the free to download, Bon Bagay:... more
 
Chris Evans and James Aitchison |
Monday, 11th June 2018
In PM92, Matt Dunwell, from Ragmans Lane Farm, and Juanfran Lopez explored the fascinating world of minerals in the soil beneath our feet and described how to make biofertilisers. James Aitchison is an organic cider apple grower from Herefordshire. He currently farms 23 hectares (56 acres) with 14 hectares (35 acres) of bush fruit and five of... more
 

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