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Wednesday, 21st November 2012
Tony Rollinson
Permanent Publications were among the nominees in the Most Sustainable Small Business section at the International Green Awards 2012 in London last night. Another indicator that permaculture is being...
 
Monday, 5th November 2012
Sebastian von Holstein
After appearing on BBC's Countryfile last night (available to watch online until 11 Nov 2012), woodsman, author and Grand Designer Ben Law is leading OCN Sustainable Woodland Management course here...
 
Thursday, 1st November 2012
Emily Ingham
A new advisory document has been released which will aid people in making planning applications for sustainable development on open countryside in Wales, but which could potentially also lead to...
 
Monday, 29th October 2012
Permaculture Magazine
In this issue, Mark Boyle describes how we can free ourselves from that ravenous beast – The Economy, Cathy Ashley takes us on a tour of her permaculture home – an 'evolving' council house on a quest...
 
Monday, 22nd October 2012
The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
CIWEM's latest Policy Position Statement 'Placing a Monetary Value on Ecosystem Services' reviews the use of monetary valuation techniques as part of an Ecosystems Approach, and its appropriateness...
 
Monday, 15th October 2012
Sebastian von Holstein
The last day of the Seed Freedom fortnight of action is upon us and at this same time, we raise awareness for World Food Day. The topic of Seed sovereignty is largely an effort to promote the...
 
Tuesday, 2nd October 2012
Sebastian von Holstein
Unveiling her ‘Climate Revolution’ banner at the London 2012 Paralympics closing ceremony, Vivienne Westwood proclaimed that anyone wanting to make a significant difference should engage with art and...
 
Wednesday, 19th September 2012
Matt McGrath
For a farmer like Jeremy Leech who grows corn and soybeans near Humboldt, Nebraska, resistant weeds are a constant threat to his farm and his family. Last year he spent around $7,500 on chemical...
 
Friday, 14th September 2012
www.permaculture.co.uk
1). We like this article from America, which states that Permaculture: It's not just for hippies and homesteaders anymore. (Was it ever?!) The features illustrates how diverse permaculture is...
 
Wednesday, 12th September 2012
James Murray
The EU-commissioned reports from the EU Joint Research Centre and environmental consultancy AEA assessed the risks shale gas projects pose to the environment and human health, their likely impact on...
 

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