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Fiona Sanderson |
Monday, 26th August 2013
‘Contrary’ is a word that has followed Gene Logsdon; several of his previous books consider how to be a ‘contrary farmer’ and lead a ‘contrary life’. I suspect many of us can identify with the benefits and comforts of being contrary. Taking another... more
 
Rozie Apps |
Monday, 19th August 2013
"While we tend to think of money as the prime mover of the economy, in fact it is energy that gets things done. More and cheap energy translates to a more complex society with a growing economy; less energy, and more expensive energy, translates to... more
 
Rozie Apps |
Friday, 16th August 2013
Set behind Chepstow Racecourse, the Green Gathering spreads itself between lush greenery. With stunning views of the cliff banks to the River Wye which reminded me of a boat trip down the River Mekong in Laos, a beautiful abandoned mansion and the... more
 
John Adams |
Tuesday, 30th July 2013
I already own several knifes from the Helle range so it makes it hard to justify getting another. That said the Helle Temagami is very tempting. Designed by survival expert Les Stroud, star of the hit TV series Survivorman (Discovery channel), this... more
 
Wendy Ogden |
Monday, 29th July 2013
If you like growing and reading it's not easy to find green stories. One online search offered me The Constant Gardener as top choice – I believe this is a spy story. I've found that while most characters in all fiction tend to live somewhere, even... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Tuesday, 23rd July 2013
The Man Who Stopped The Desert is an unmissable film. It is truly inspirational in that it shows that just one person can have a very real and hugely positive impact on their environment. The film mixes dramatizations and interviews to tell the... more
 
Fiona Dowson |
Monday, 22nd July 2013
It's taken a long time but beekeeping is finally moving away from the Miss Marple image with white hives and cottage gardens. Urban bees are thriving while their country cousins are collapsing. Urban window boxes, trees and gardens are providing... more
 
Anni Kelsey |
Tuesday, 16th July 2013
This is a slim book and potentially a quick read, but don't be misled, it aims high by offering a potential solution to the current economic crisis. It is divided into four sections – "why we need to do something", "opening the door to new... more
 
Katie Shepherd |
Thursday, 11th July 2013
Cows Save The Planet is a wonderfully comprehensive book, challenging some of the current popular theory relating to climate change and the mending of our damaged planet. Judith D.Schwartz has travelled to meet and interview an impressive mix of... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 8th July 2013
Sebastiao Salgado's exhibition of photographs, Genesis, explores 32 countries and is a culmination of eight years of work exploring 32 countries. He visits the wildest places on the planet - from Patagonia to Alaska, from Siberia to Ethiopia - and... more
 

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