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Reviews

Jackie Bridgen |
Tuesday, 2nd June 2015
We took a trip to the Green Scythe Fair (Sunday 15th June 2014) at Thorney Lakes on the Somerset Levels after years of wanting to visit, and were blessed with the most amazing weather for our first experience. Entrance is £5 for adults, accompanied... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 1st June 2015
I have treasured my Mira copper trowel, mainly because it is such a beautifully made tool and it is so versatile. These tools are made of solid bronze (an alloy containing 90% copper and 10% tin) and this are not as hard as steel, but it is sharper... more
 
Phil Moore |
Tuesday, 26th May 2015
“Modern man is rapidly destroying the natural world on which he depends for his survival.” The opening words to Edward’s Goldsmith’s magnum opus The Way: An Ecological World-View, first published in 1992. A critique of what Goldsmith describes as... more
 
Drew Dellinger |
Tuesday, 12th May 2015
Helen Moore’s poetry is an inch of topsoil built up over millennia; a living cell seen teeming under a microscope; a galaxy’s lucid dream. These poems pulse with ecstatic exuberance, linguistic intensity, and pleasing complexity coupled with... more
 
Rozie Apps |
Thursday, 23rd April 2015
I have been interested in underground greenhouses for the last couple of years. Ever since I saw a photo of a walipini, I knew that one day I would have to have one. Although I live in the southeast of England, where it is reasonably mild, to be... more
 
Joan Bailey |
Monday, 20th April 2015
The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy and Serenity is the third gardening book by Carol Deppe, a genetic scientist who specializes in developing public market seeds, where she shares her experience,... more
 
Phil Chandler |
Monday, 20th April 2015
People keep asking me what I think of the new 'Flow Hive', so here are my thoughts. First, it is not a new hive, but simply an add-on to a conventional hive - really just a set of special frames, and only for honey, not brood. This removes many... more
 
Stuart Anderson |
Friday, 27th March 2015
I can’t think of nicer company for a walk in the countryside than Patrick Whitefield, permaculture teacher of 25 years, author and enthusiastic observer and historian. He has rewritten The Living Landscape (2009) and got much more than a second... more
 
Paul Cudenec |
Tuesday, 10th March 2015
O, obscene erathis is an emergency!('Deep Time, Deep Tissue') There's no mistaking the message articulated by Helen Moore in her new collection of eco-poetry. Already in 2012's Hedge Fund she was warning of the existential threat to our natural... more
 
Burra Maluca - Permies.com |
Friday, 27th February 2015
I had a feeling I was going to like this book when I realised it was written in Wales, by a guy who wears camo. It was even printed in Aberystwyth! I became quite certain that this book was purpose designed for my teenage son. And I was not... more
 

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