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Reviews

Maddy Harland |
Friday, 11th September 2015
Jason Heppenstall started life as an economist at HM Treasury, transitioned into a newspaperman in Copenhagen, and then escaped the rat race to Cornwall where he now runs a woodland based permaculture holding. Accutely aware of the dire state of the... more
 
Georgina-Kate Adams |
Wednesday, 26th August 2015
We arrived at Wilderness into a puff of pink smoke. Dragging our bags to the campsite we could not contain our excitement as the sky above the distant main stage teased us with its pastel hues. Bjork is in the house. Taking advantage of a small... more
 
Kevan Manwaring |
Friday, 21st August 2015
Does the world need another poetry collection? Well, in the exception of Helen Moore’s Ecozoa I would say whole-heartedly, Yes! This is an important cri-de-coeur from, unusually, a permaculture publisher, Permanent Publications. Amid their practical... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 4th August 2015
This is a permaculture design primer but it is a big one, as indicated by the subtitle. It really does try to look at the ethics, elements and processes that inform permaculture design in the home and garden, but it also has a good stab at including... more
 
Rozie Apps |
Monday, 27th July 2015
“The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening.” The perfect explanation for Carol Deppe’s latest guide to vegetable growing. Carol Deppe is a genius. After starting a career as a scientist... more
 
Keith Kirby |
Friday, 17th July 2015
An introduction for the new woodland owner written by experts in a friendly style, dealing with basic issues from site boundaries, site access, to how you want to manage it. The headings and sub-headings tend to be questions, with the text giving... more
 
Tim Green |
Monday, 13th July 2015
As with many permaculture and sustainable living books, the wealth of beautiful glossy photographs in The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm elucidate an instant feeling of an idyllic rural, ecologically responsible life which anyone would feel... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Friday, 10th July 2015
If you are new to permaculture and want to watch a film that introduces you to the subject, or if you are well versed already but want to be inspired or show something to your friends, Inhabit is that film! Inhabit is beautifully shot, sound tracked... more
 
Anni Kelsey |
Monday, 6th July 2015
This beautifully presented book covers over 100 useful trees from commonplace fruit such as apples and pears to the exotic sounding date plum and golden chinkapins. For each entry there are several pages of detailed description including origin and... more
 
Emma Postill |
Monday, 15th June 2015
After spending a thoroughly enjoyable three days at my first Hay Festival, I’m already looking forward to returning next year. The combination of stimulating talks within relaxing surroundings generated a palpable buzz of conversation, a positive... more
 

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