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recent content by Rozie Apps

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Wednesday, 30th November 2016


Illegal loggers and miners are destroying rainforests and ancestral land across the globe every day.

Currently in Brazil, the indigenous Surui people of Rondônia, are still fighting against loggers and miners, after 40 years of destruction to their land. It was restored to the Surui people in 1984, following the official demarcation, and is now legally protected against deforestation - although the Brazilian government do nothing to protect it.

 
Rozie Apps |
Friday, 18th November 2016

Reduce your clothing waste, and protect the environment, by wearing and buying secondhand.

 
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Thursday, 10th November 2016

I am always dreaming of my own smallholding, where I can grow fruits and vegetables, have a few chickens for those yummy fresh eggs, and perhaps a couple of pigs or some goats. So books such as Living On One Acre Or Less often find themselves in my hands, to fuel my dream.

 
Rozie Apps |
Tuesday, 2nd August 2016

The beauty of permaculture is that it mimics nature, which means it can be applied to all kinds of landscapes and environments. I’m always interested to hear how other people have implemented it to suit their lifestyle and situation, and there is always something to be learned.

 
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Wednesday, 11th May 2016

With the increase in small-scale farming comes the need for suitable equipment.

For many starting out on small plots, the tractors, harvesters, machinery and other farm equipment that may be needed are expensive and often too big for the job in hand.

Traditionally, when farms were still small and family based, 'slow tools' were in abundance, but the rise of industrial agriculture has pushed aside the market for such items.

Now a group of farmers, engineers and manufacturers have begun to actively develop the necessary tools for small-scale farmers.

 

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