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Reviews

Ben Law |
Thursday, 7th July 2011
This timely book is a great introduction to coppicing and coppice crafts. The writers have many years of practical experience between them and they share their insights into managing coppice woods and offer advice on finding a wood through to a... more
 
Patrick Whitefield |
Wednesday, 6th July 2011
Aerated compost tea is a revolutionary new tool in the organic gardener's and farmer's toolkit. It's not a liquid manure but a preparation of microbes, designed to enhance microbial life both in the soil and on the surface of plants' leaves. It's... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 27th April 2011
The Economics of Happiness portrays a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalisation and the consolidation of corporate power whilst all around the world people... more
 
Stefan Geyer |
Friday, 25th February 2011
"The current global economy did not emerge by accident. Rather, it is the product of carefully chosen and easily identifiable policies and structural arrangements." So begins this powerful primer into the world of Gaian Economics, the name the... more
 
Patrick Whitefield |
Thursday, 24th February 2011
Charles Dowding is a gardener of genius. Gardening is always a balance between working with nature and against it. Growing a garden always goes against nature because it's so far from what would happen on that land if we left it alone and allowed... more
 
Fiona Sanderson |
Tuesday, 8th February 2011
Equal parts travellers' tales, scientific exposition and autobiography, this exceptional book begins with Mabey's lunchbreak forays into the wastelands of London, during the sixties. Here he begins to notice the qualities of plants that live on the... more
 
Richard Barnett |
Monday, 31st January 2011
One of the principle factors that motivated the generation of the Transition concept was that those in power, especially those in national governments, were simply not reacting in a timely way to the challenges posed by climate change and peak oil.... more
 
Richard Barnett |
Monday, 1st November 2010
As a vegan I approached this book rather warily on account of its title but as I read it I abandoned my caution and found myself nodding in agreement at most, if not all, of its key points. My veganism is not borne out of a rigid belief that humans... more
 
Patrick Whitefield |
Monday, 1st November 2010
I recently had an email asking me if I could recommend anyone successfully practising permaculture on a farm rather than on a domestic scale, or any books about the same. Without a moment’s hesitation I directed her to Sepp Holzer and to this book.... more
 
Lloyd Kahn |
Monday, 1st November 2010
If I’d had Ben Law’s book Roundwood Timber Framing when I was learning to build in the ’60s, I’d have been inspired to plant and tend trees suitable for house framing and several buildings could have been framed by now as a result. That’s just one... more
 

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