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Reviews

John Adams |
Monday, 16th April 2012
Having sadly mislaid my trusty Gränsfors Bruks Hand Hatchet (reviewed in PM67) I decided to give the Hultafors Classic Mini Hatchet a try instead. What I like about this size of hatchet is that you can carry it with you without it becoming a... more
 
John Adams |
Monday, 16th April 2012
I recently discovered that my house had been called 'The Briars' for nearly 100 years – what a happy coincidence; I have planted an edible front hedge of blackberries and tayberries.   The wet spring/summer has led to a heavy crop of tayberries, so... more
 
Phillip Moore |
Monday, 16th April 2012
When Transition 1.0 was released in late 2009 the world felt like a darker place. The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference had ended. The bitterly cold snow covered landscape reflected the desolation and exhaustion felt by many within the... more
 
Patrick Whitefield |
Friday, 23rd March 2012
If you're as old as me you may remember the stock cartoon figure of the man walking up and down the street wearing sandwich boards declaring "The end is nigh!" You don't see that image any more. Most jokes wear out in time but perhaps this one has... more
 
Permaculture magazine |
Tuesday, 6th March 2012
This is the first book to explore how to use permaculture design and principles for people – to restore personal, social and planetary well-being. Pioneers including Joanna Macy, David Holmgren and Max Lindegger have been quick to endorse it because... more
 
Patrick Whitefield |
Thursday, 23rd February 2012
For most people, taking the permaculture design course is a major life event. It opens the door on a new way of looking at the world, a new way of being in the world. It affects you on so many levels that, however well you took notes, inevitably... more
 
John Adams |
Monday, 6th February 2012
In the UK, in the last decade or so many of us have been converted to drinking bottled water. Personally I have resisted for years but now, even I hardly ever travel without one. This easy access to water is probably good for us, though we seem to... more
 
Sarah Whedon |
Thursday, 12th January 2012
Birth is the archetypal rite of passage for a woman, containing the essential elements of any ritual: separation from normal life, a profound transition during which the participants occupy a timeless time, followed by re-entry into society in... more
 
Graham Burnett |
Monday, 9th January 2012
I bought the Earth Users Guide way back in 1994. It was at a time when I'd realised that there was much more to permaculture than making herb spirals and sheet mulch beds, and was desperately hungry to find out more. I'd borrowed Permaculture One... more
 
Carl Legge |
Monday, 2nd January 2012
The Resilient Gardener is intended to provide some principles of gardening that are sustainable in the light of climate change, disasters, health and financial issues. So it's more than just 'green gardening'. It looks at 'sustainability' of the... more
 

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