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Reviews

Tomas Remiarz |
Sunday, 12th January 2014
Ever since the appearance of Robert Hart’s books and Plants For A Future, forest gardens have been an often bewildering source for botanical and culinary experimentation. At last, Martin Crawford and Caroline Aitken have provided us with some tasty... more
 
Rozie Apps |
Saturday, 11th January 2014
Occupy Love is a journey that reveals how love can bring people together and change our lives on a global scale. Award winning director, Velcrow Ripper, takes the audience with him as he travels the world meeting the different movements that are... more
 
Deano Martin |
Friday, 10th January 2014
This book has been written by a practical and innovative permaculturist with the benefit of time spent ‘staying’ in one place. (In fact he writes that ‘staying seems to be one of the key ingredients to a resilient and adaptive culture’.) As a result... more
 
Vicky Gould |
Tuesday, 7th January 2014
After reading this book, I felt I wanted to come out of retirement and help put all the ideas outlined in this book into developing gardens in schools! It is so full of inspiring ideas and illustrations and it takes you through all the ideas slowly... more
 
Joan Bailey |
Sunday, 29th December 2013
Edible Cities aims to inspire urban residents to incorporate nature, preferably the edible variety, into their lives. The authors, ardent permaculturists inspired by their study with Sepp Holzer (who also wrote the foreword to the book) believe that... more
 
John Adams and Rozie Apps |
Monday, 25th November 2013
We have been using Kelly Kettles for years, but I thought we should try one of the new stainless steel sets. We used an SS Scout Kelly Kettle Set.  We heated beans on the top while the water was boiling for tea and then cooked sausages over the... more
 
Deano Martin |
Monday, 25th November 2013
This is an excellent book which concentrates on the mineral content of soils. In it the author makes the case for growing nutrient dense food, critiques a compost only growing strategy, describes what different minerals do for plants, and then... more
 
Michael Hutchinson |
Friday, 22nd November 2013
As I write this, news reports talk of a projected 4-5% rise in house prices, taking the average house price to £162,000 and making buying that first home even more difficult, assuming anyone can get a mortgage that is.  But perhaps there is an... more
 
John Adams and Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 19th November 2013
Over the years I have tried most ways of making compost but I have never found one that really suited my requirements until Maddy showed me her Hotbin. I was really impressed that it worked even in winter, how quickly it made compost (about 90 days... more
 
Rozie Apps |
Wednesday, 6th November 2013
It is fairly frequent that predictions of what our world will be like in 30, 40, 50 years are scary, depressing, pessimistic and devastating. We are always hearing how through greed and human neglect of the planet, future generations will suffer.... more
 

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