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Thursday, 6th June 2013
The British Government has been accused of abusing science in their research into the affects of Neonicotinoids. Leading scientists in the UK and the EU have strongly criticised the research by the UK Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera which is a part of Defra, the Department for the Environment, Farming and Agriculture) which was used by... more
 
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Tuesday, 4th June 2013
Anyone who has watched the most popular episode of Grand Designs will have seen Ben Law use coppiced sweet chestnut (Castanae Sativa) to build his woodland home. But would you have thought of using it as an art installation? The durable decidious broadleaf has been brought to London this summer in an art installation at Waterloo Bridge. The Bark... more
 
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Sunday, 26th May 2013
The use of genetic engineering in food production is hugely controversial. With the increase of genetically modified foods (GM), there is also growing evidence that those GM foods carry risks. But scientists at the National Institute of Agriculture Botany (NIAB) in Cambridge, England, have produced a new variety of wheat without artificially... more
 
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Friday, 24th May 2013
2013 is the 30th birthday of The Permaculture Association. The Association was born out of a small group of people who met in February 1983 for the inaugural general meeting in Nottingham. It now has nine part-time staff and a vibrant membership base. It supports people, projects, research, events and networks globally. Working with volunteers and... more
 
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Thursday, 23rd May 2013
An outdoor, community-grown, edible 'living' room space will host inspirational and interactive performances this September at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. The project is based on the 'Living Stage,' a biodegradable, edible and sustainable theatre stage that debuted at Castlemaine State festival near Melbourne in March... more
 
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Tuesday, 21st May 2013
The Brecon Beacons will be filled with music, comedy, inspiring talks, literature and workshops this summer and two of our authors will be appearing at the festival as well. Hay-on-Wye Festival, set in the Brecon Beacons National Park, brings writers, musicians, comedians, environmentalists and more together, to debate and share stories. The 10... more
 
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Thursday, 16th May 2013
Burying our rubbish in landfill sites is an unsustainable answer to societies waste problems. They take up huge areas of land that instead could be used to grow food or house people. And what happens when there is no land left to fill with rubbish? Luckily, Essex Wildlife Trust have come up with a solution to these 'buried waste holes.' They have... more
 
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Tuesday, 7th May 2013
The non-profit organisation, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive is on a global mission to reforest the earth and clone ancient champion trees from around the world. Their plan is to archive the genetics of old tree's in living libraries across the world, before they become extinct. These genes will then be cloned to add to the range of trees the... more
 
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Monday, 6th May 2013
The current economic climate has made it very difficult for people to afford their own homes, especially young parents. House prices are high as are rent costs and the reliance on oil is also meaning fuel costs, food prices and the daily bills are rising. Building yourself a low impact and low cost house is a positive step towards affording your... more
 
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Saturday, 4th May 2013
This book takes us on an exciting adventure, following Ben Law through his life as the woodsman of Prickly Nut Wood. Woodsman: Living in a wood in the 21st century is different from Ben's previous books that teach how to manage a woodland, make wood crafts or build a roundwood timber frame building like his home. This is a story of how Ben came to... more
 
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Thursday, 2nd May 2013
Permaculture design has helped the village of Chikhawo in Malawi to turn around the effects of climate change. The village is located between the banks of the Lilongwe River and a small hill that shades the area from water. Deforestation has left only a few patches of forest, the soil is infertile, there is a lack of water and lack of food.... more
 
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Wednesday, 1st May 2013
A New Seed Law will go before the EU commissioners on May 6th 2013.  The Regulation on Marketing of Plant Reproductive Material law will mean no seed can be sold, or potentially even given for free to anyone in the EU unless that seed is already registered on the EU Plant List as an 'approved' variety.  This would outlaw heritage seeds, that are... more
 
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Tuesday, 30th April 2013
Filled with music, food, drinks, workshops, children's activities and woodcrafts, the bicycle powered South Downs Green Fair is a perfect family day out. The event will be held at The Sustainability Centre home to Permaculture magazine and the centre, who host a variety of woodland crafts and courses for adults and children. Set within 55 acres... more
 
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Friday, 26th April 2013
Graffiti tends to have a negative impact on communities. Many people do not see it as art, but vandalism to their towns, cities and society. It can cost councils a huge amount of money to remove graffiti and this money could be much better spent. A new style of graffiti has been spreading through the cities of the world, turning brown, white or... more
 
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Wednesday, 17th April 2013
Restaurants and food companies in London will help to fuel a power station in a step towards eco-friendly energy. Cooking waste from across the city will be collected to run what is being called the world's biggest fat-fuelled power station. The oil and grease that usually clogs up the sewers of London will supply the National Grid through Beckton... more
 

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