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Wednesday, 16th October 2013
Self-sufficiency and sustainability appear on TV tonight, with the build of a timber roundhouse on BBC2's The House that £100k Built series. Home renovation programmes are hugely popular at the moment. Due to the economic situation, it is getting harder for people to get on to the property ladder as well as upgrading their homes as their families... more
 
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Tuesday, 15th October 2013
Permaculture in Pots: How to grow food in small urban spaces, provides a month-by-month guide on growing food and moving towards a more self reliant lifestyle. Talking to Stefan Geyer's show, 21st Century Permaculture on Shoreditch Radio, author Juliet Kemp, gives everyone in an urban areas the inspiration to grow. Whether you have a small garden... more
 
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Tuesday, 24th September 2013
I haven't spent much time in Wales so I was excited to be off on a long September weekend away with my partner. I was looking forward to walks through the beautiful countryside and then getting warm with a toasty fire in a cosy eco lodge. The long car journey to Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Lampeter, had left us tired and frustrated, so it... more
 
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Monday, 16th September 2013
On Thursday evening I found myself on Oxford Street opposite the biggest Primark store in the country. To my left and right on both sides of this busy street are bright shop windows filled with clothes, shoes, jewelry and hundreds of items these stores are trying to sell you. It is therefore, the perfect setting to watch a play that shows the fall... more
 
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Wednesday, 11th September 2013
The RSPB have submitted plans to install a wind turbine at their headquarters in Bedfordshire. The proposal is for a 100m turbine and could be installed at the beginning of autumn 2014 if the plan is approved. The plans are contoversial as some research has shown high avian deaths due to wind turbines. A report from the Centre for Sustainable... more
 
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Tuesday, 3rd September 2013
Some of the world's leading experts in food-growing will be attending the 5th GIY Ireland Gathering this September. The two day festival will bring over 400 people to Waterford in south-east Ireland, to inspire Growing Your Own. Included will be talks, debates, demos and workshops as well as Q&A sessions with the experts. There is something... more
 
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Monday, 19th August 2013
"While we tend to think of money as the prime mover of the economy, in fact it is energy that gets things done. More and cheap energy translates to a more complex society with a growing economy; less energy, and more expensive energy, translates to a stagnant or shrinking economy that sheds complexity."  To me, this sums up Snake Oil: How Fracking... more
 
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Friday, 16th August 2013
Set behind Chepstow Racecourse, the Green Gathering spreads itself between lush greenery. With stunning views of the cliff banks to the River Wye which reminded me of a boat trip down the River Mekong in Laos, a beautiful abandoned mansion and the Severn bridge lit up at night, Green Gathering is a creatively filled festival for the eyes, the mind... more
 
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Friday, 16th August 2013
I am in my first year of growing my own vegetables with my partner on our lovely little allotment patch. Being newbies means we are still very much learning, which has led to surplus veggies. Because I hate food going to waste, I have been working my way through various recipes to use up food. This week it has been a yummy carrot cake. My cake... more
 
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Tuesday, 13th August 2013
The project, Plan Zheroes: the Zero Food Waste Heroes, connects London food businesses with local charities to give their surplus food to those in need. A new project in London is connecting surplus food with those in need, reducing the tonnes of food waste produced each year as well as providing vulnerable people with food.  The project was... more
 
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Thursday, 25th July 2013
Working at Permaculture magazine means I am immersed in solutions and inspiration to live a healthier and happier life whilst protecting the planet. It seems so obvious to me that growing your own food not only saves you money, but keeps you fit, keeps you healthy, allows you to know exactly what you are eating and also stops at least some of your... more
 
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Thursday, 18th July 2013
Bhutan has inspired a global framework to ensure humans and nature live in harmony, through happiness and well-being. The New Development Paradigm (NDP) has been inspired by Gross National Happiness (GNH) which is the central system in Bhutan. Instead of the usual GDP system, GNH centralises the happiness and well-being of the people rather than... more
 
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Wednesday, 10th July 2013
Giant golden extinct toads are coming to the UK for a week long tour. The Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir will be in the UK as part of The Golden Toads Resurrection Tour from 20th-28th July. The return of the Church of Stop Shopping brings the choir in the form of gigantic extinct Golden Toads, which were killed by climate change 25... more
 
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Tuesday, 18th June 2013
The South Downs Natural Burial Site has today been presented with the award for the Best Natural Burial Ground in the UK. Lucy Siegel, journalist, author and presenter on the BBC's The One Show presented Al Blake, the Manager and his team, the award as patron for the Natural Death Centre Association. Situated in a 55 acre woodland at The... more
 
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Friday, 7th June 2013
Despite the name, The Grey Valley in Hereford was bright with beautiful sunshine the morning I woke for Hay-on-Wye Festival. I was already looking forward to spending the day at the prestigious literary festival, but waking up in the stunning countryside made it all the more enjoyable.  I have never been to Hay Festival before nor the beautiful... more
 

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