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David Pagan Butler |
Friday, 4th July 2014
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Natural swimming pools are a beautiful way to take a cool dip in the hot summer weather whilst creating habitats for a range of wildlife. Although natural pools self clean, David Pagan Butler explains how creating your own cheap and simple vacuum will help get rid of the debris that sinks to the...
 
Welt Film |
Wednesday, 18th June 2014
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Over 30 years ago, Jadav Payeng began planting trees. After watching hundreds of snakes in the area die from the heat, he felt that this could happen to humans one day too. So he planted trees on barren land to create a diverse ecosystem that could sustain a range of wildlife. The 1,200 hectare...
 
Greg Peterson |
Monday, 16th June 2014
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In urban areas of concrete and tarmac, rain not only causes flooding but is often a wasted resource, running off into drains. Here Brad Lancaster shows how he and his neighbours harvested rainwater to transform their barren, desert-like street into a living orchard, packed with edibles and greenery...
 
China View |
Friday, 6th June 2014
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Using determination and hard work, Yin Yuzhen and her husband have turned a lonely and empty Chinese desert into an oasis of trees and vegetables. In 1986, the couple moved to north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Yin was shocked at the vast emptiness of the area and so decided to plant...
 
Johnny Mars |
Thursday, 29th May 2014
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Edgewood Gardens in Jacksonville, USA, have had a makeover - becoming a permaculture paradise. Through a variety of methods, this project shows how well permaculture design works to create an abundant, balanced and natural system. The land was originally pasture, with water running across the field...
 
Daniel Dobbie |
Friday, 23rd May 2014
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Patrick Whitefield shares how he grows food all year round, this time looking at late spring. Spring tends to be known as the hungry gap, as winter stores have run out and summer crops haven't quite arrived. Patrick explains how a variety of perennial onions, wild garlic and herbs keep him him in...
 
Daniel Dobbie |
Thursday, 8th May 2014
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In spring and early summer, the vegetable garden can be fairly empty. Winter veg has finished and summer veg isn't ready yet. This is the hungry gap! Permaculture teacher and gardener, Patrick Whitefield explains what foods can be found through the hungry gap, both annual and perennial. From '...
 
Charles Dowding |
Saturday, 3rd May 2014
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Another useful video from no-dig expert Charles Dowding. Here he shares some handy tips for sowing carrots plus debunking a well-known carrot myth! Learn about sowing and planting into no-dig beds with a layer of compost on the top, planting lettuce, strengthing plants and using fleece for...
 
Formidable Vegetable Sound System |
Friday, 2nd May 2014
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A funky song and video from the amazing Formidable Vegetable Sound System.  Yield is one of 12 songs on their album Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual, which covers the 12 permaculture principles through a mash of 'speakeasy-electroswing beats and the ukulele. The band played at Glastonbury and many...
 
Charles Dowding |
Monday, 28th April 2014
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No-dig expert, Charles Dowding, explains the benefits of using a hotbed in the garden and greenhouse. Hotbeds are a great way to start of vegetables when it is still cold. Whether you are experiencing a cold spring or your climate is cooler, this method enables early vegetables. In Charles's newest...
 

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