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Monday, 10th October 2011
Friday, 7th October 2011
Food sovereignty is a framework that has emerged from the grassroots efforts of small farmers in the Global South. They have taken action to protect their livelihoods and determine their own food...
Monday, 3rd October 2011
To mark the 40th birthday of WWOOF, they have interviewed 6 of their 500 hosts, their 'hosts with the most'. It's a fascinating insight into the joys and challenges of being a WWOOF host, as well as...
Thursday, 29th September 2011
"Once upon a time people did grievous harm to the environment without fully understanding the consequences of their actions. That defence is no longer available, and that sure knowledge we now...
Wednesday, 28th September 2011
Since the start of 2011, and the relaunch of our Permaculture website, the average monthly visitors have risen by over 260%, from 6,000 to over 22,000 and this figure continues to rise. In the last...
Tuesday, 27th September 2011
The Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmental campaigner, Wangari Maathai, died aged 71 this week. She founded the non-profit organisation The Green Belt Movement that helped to plant an estimated...
Wednesday, 21st September 2011
With just over a week until the end of September, the closing date is fast approaching for UK gardeners to take a picture of the home-grown vegetable that they are most proud of and upload it at www....
Thursday, 8th September 2011
Forty years ago this month, on 15th September 1971, a small team of activists set sail in a small fishing boat from Canada to protest about nuclear testing. Since then, the Greenpeace movement has...
Monday, 5th September 2011
On Friday 30th September 2011, London's Supreme Court will be the venue for a mock trial, played out as though the crime of Ecocide had already been adopted. The one day trial will follow UK court...
Friday, 2nd September 2011
This month the Permaculture Picturehouse welcomes Roberto Perez, the Cuban Permaculture activist featured in the film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil. Roberto is to share some of...