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Reviews

Tomas Remiarz |
Tuesday, 12th January 2016
I went to the Oxford Real Farming Conference for the first time last week. I can't believe it took me so long! Insights and highlights included: Realising that housing and farming cannot be separated. This is a theme that kept coming up during the... more
 
David Watson |
Thursday, 7th January 2016
For most, Ben Law needs no introduction and his back catalogue of books have been read the world over. The latest addition comes in the form of Woodland Craft, a feast of knowledge, skills and crafts for the home, farm and garden. Woodland Craft is... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Saturday, 2nd January 2016
One of the big gaps in our permaculture literature is material about the urban landscape. Perhaps this is because cities are huge and we feel little control over how we live in them, yet there are examples of wonderful urban permaculture projects... more
 
Joan Bailey |
Wednesday, 23rd December 2015
While there are a multitude of books on farming, few if any discuss medicinal herbs. Peg Shafer’s The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm (Chelsea Green, 2011) was one of the first to do so in great detail. The Carpenters however, can set their tome – The... more
 
Chris Bird |
Wednesday, 2nd December 2015
Today I want to talk about stories, film premieres and sparkly high heeled shoes. A few weeks ago we showed Naomi Kleins' film - This Changes Everything at the Totnes Film Festival. The film outlines how, over the past 400 years the predominant... more
 
Emma Postill |
Monday, 30th November 2015
Barbara Jones, one of the UK’s foremost straw bale builders and teachers, compiles her 20 years wealth of experience into the go-to guide for building with straw bales, for use by architects and construction professionals, as well as self-builders.... more
 
Emma Postill, Permaculture magazine |
Thursday, 26th November 2015
Published as the Transition movement’s contribution to the COP21 negotiations beginning in Paris on 30 November, 21 Stories of Transition calls on us to step up and start building resilience in our local communities, as those within its covers are... more
 
Josef Davies-Coates |
Wednesday, 18th November 2015
Mark Boyle’s thought-provoking new book, Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi, begins by pointing out that it is ‘by no means An Ode to Violence’. The stated purpose is to help us take steps towards peace, a ‘Wild Peace’ free from both ‘systemic... more
 
Cory W. Whitney |
Monday, 19th October 2015
In 2010 Martin Crawford wrote Creating a Forest Garden distilling all aspects of plant cropping and uses, with a focus on tree, shrub and perennial crops and promoting the radical notion that nature can do most of the work and that fertility can be... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 11th September 2015
Jason Heppenstall started life as an economist at HM Treasury, transitioned into a newspaperman in Copenhagen, and then escaped the rat race to Cornwall where he now runs a woodland based permaculture holding. Accutely aware of the dire state of the... more
 

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