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Tuesday, 9th April 2013
Planning permission has finally been granted to Greenham Reach Small-holdings as part of the Ecological Land Co-operative (ELC) in Devon after a four year journey. The three residential smallholdings are to be made accessible to people who want to work on the land but normally would not be able to afford the high price of land. They will be built... more
 
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Friday, 5th April 2013
Spring is slowly arriving and it is time to begin with the seed sowing. I have been waiting all winter to begin planting my tiny little seeds in some warm compost, ready to nurture them into the world. Searching for the best information about sowing seeds I have found some brilliant idea's for seedling pots, all that come from recycled products in... more
 
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Wednesday, 3rd April 2013
Joel Salatin is holding a unique 'You Can Farm' masterclass at Cowdray Hall, Midhurst, West Sussex on Sunday April 28th, 2013. The workshop runs from 9am to 5pm, exploring how to set up a thriving, ethical and profiting small farm, using innovative techniques Joel used on his own Polyface Farm in Virginia, United States. Joel is known for his... more
 
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Monday, 1st April 2013
"Life on Earth is increasingly at risk. Rescuing our planet and ourselves is a growing concern for people of all ages and walks of life." We are all aware that our existence on this planet is increasingly fragile, that action needs to be taken to help us understand climate change, prevent food resources drying up and stop poverty. Sadly, many... more
 
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Friday, 29th March 2013
I remember when I was a child, my Dad built a beautiful trellis in our cottage garden. It was made from wood and arched above the path that leads to the front door. It was built for the beautiful apricot coloured rose that was planted in my little metre square patch of the garden where once upon a time I grew radishes and cornflowers. When the... more
 
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Tuesday, 26th March 2013
We are pleased to announce that Permaculture magazine has made it through to the top 50 small eco/ethical businesses in the UK with a chance to win the PEAple's Favourite Award. Thank you to everyone who voted for us. Now we need your help to get into the top 10! So wherever you are in the world please vote for us at www.mygreendirectory.info/... more
 
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Monday, 25th March 2013
My partner is a coppice worker and creates the most beautiful benches, gates and buildings from locally sourced timber. I am always amazed at the beauty of such things and usually slightly jealous that he gets to work with such natural materials and make such lovely items from nature. Luckily I have discovered a way to follow in his footsteps,... more
 
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Saturday, 23rd March 2013
In 2009 an estimated 12 million tons of coffee waste was left to rot. Not only does this waste generate methane gas which is attributed to climate change, it is also a huge amount of money being wasted. But there is hope. A scientist from Hong Kong, Shuting Chang, has demonstrated that coffee waste is an ideal substrate for farming tropical... more
 
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Thursday, 21st March 2013
Children are the future. But the future is looking bleak. The UK Government are planning to remove the study of climate change from the national curriculum for children under 14. Education is about preparing children for their futures. Helping them understand at a young age the world around them so that when they become old enough they can be a... more
 
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Tuesday, 19th March 2013
Verge Permaculture in Calgary, Canada, are offering an amazing and free, six day online course teaching the wisdoms of Joel Salatin, an expert in organic farming. The Lunatic Farming e-course, features priceless snippets from an exclusive interview with the 'lunatic farmer' along with answers to six wise and witty questions including; How new... more
 
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Thursday, 7th March 2013
We are very pleased to announce that Permanent Publications, who founded Permaculture magazine in 1992 and have published permaculture books like The Earth Care Manual and The Woodland Way, eBooks and websites since 1990, have been nominated by members of the public for the PEA-ple's Favourite Award 2013 but we need your votes! Please vote for us... more
 
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Wednesday, 6th March 2013
We all need a bit of sunshine but those of us who use photovoltaic panels rely on it a bit more. With the new proposal to abolish the right to light that usually prevents obstructing buildings, there would be no protection against loss of natural light. The right to light is gained automatically after 20 years but there is currently no protection... more
 
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Monday, 4th March 2013
An amazing opportunity to learn some timber framing skills whilst staying in a beautiful setting is available. Pentiddy Woods in Pensilva, Cornwall are in the process of building a timber framed straw bale house amongst their 27 acre plot of coppice woodland and allotment style food garden, with polytunnels and livestock. Starting from next week... more
 
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Tuesday, 12th February 2013
An Inverness-shire farm in Scotland has found a finance solution that has helped them begin their journey to reduce their carbon footprint and decrease energy bills. The working family farm Corrimony, next to the RSPB reserve, has been farmed by the Girvan family since 1941. It was originally heated by old fashioned oil and wood fire heating... more
 

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