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Reviews

Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 11th December 2014
I have long had an interest in copper tools, as I have done successful experi­ments with copper in the garden. Firstly, with some (expensive) bought copper rings to protect seedlings. Then, I made my own rings from old copper sheets. I am told you... more
 
James Piers Taylor |
Monday, 8th December 2014
Admirably every idea in this book is presented as the basis for our own improvisation and adaptation. This is an anarchist’s cookbook that rejects conformity while encouraging action, reflection and participation. An omnivore such as myself finds a... more
 
Alan Charlton |
Tuesday, 2nd December 2014
I already knew about abundance thinking and having recently participated in the first '7 Ways to Think Differently' residential course delivered by People & Permaculture teacher and author Looby Macnamara just before the 2014 UK Permaculture... more
 
Helen Moore |
Friday, 28th November 2014
With its commitment to ‘literature, literacy and free expression’, and the home of English PEN, which supports writers in prisons, London’s Free Word Centre was the perfect venue for an edgy, comedic show about environmental activism. Stand-up... more
 
Patrick Whitefield |
Monday, 24th November 2014
As a long-time teacher of permaculture, I've learned the important thing is usually not so much what you teach but what you leave out. People learn much better if you just tell them what they really need to know and leave everything else - however... more
 
Joan Bailey |
Thursday, 20th November 2014
Around the World in 80 Plants is a seed catalog on steroids: enticing descriptions (Japanese knotweed is dubbed ‘a gourmet nuisance plant’) and tantalizing histories (the original ingredient for borscht may have been hogweed, a.k.a. H. sibiricum )... more
 
Don Hills |
Thursday, 13th November 2014
Many of us will know Glennie for her books and pamphlets exhorting us to love, honour and connect with our beautiful Earth – or, as one reviewer has put it, "to touch the sacred and find spiritual regeneration and healing". In this remarkable book... more
 
Daniel C. Wahl |
Monday, 27th October 2014
This book is a truly remarkable compendium of collective wisdom. It brings together a wide diversity of perspectives and it does so in true ecovillage fashion by honouring the wisdom of many voices. The subject comes alive through contributions from... more
 
Thomas Smith |
Monday, 20th October 2014
Getting to the heart of the permaculture ethic of fair shares, David Bollier's book provides an excellent primer on the theory and practice of the commons, a bottom-up vehicle for "social and political emancipation and societal transformation." In... more
 
Patrick Whitefield |
Wednesday, 15th October 2014
This is a book that can evoke big sighs of relief, along the lines of ‘Thank God, I don’t have to do that any more!’ Even more satisfying is to get the seal of approval for something you already don’t do. For me it was garden hygiene. According to... more
 

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