Tuesday, 29th November 2011
We converted our ground floor loo to use rainwater collected from the house roof. We put a spider cover in the top of the down pipe to prevent leaves going down the drain. The gutters needed to be cleaned too. We used a rain barrel, a shop bought rain barrel diverter to take water from the...
Sunday, 27th November 2011
Building a DIY rocket stove is quick and easy. You will need one #10 can and four small cans (soup, corn, beans, etc.). We have already posted Andy Hunt's blog on how to make a simple stove and here is a video to give you practical tips in another media. Rocket stoves are a great alternative heat...
Tuesday, 22nd November 2011
A step by step guide showing how to convert a smartdrive washing machine into a pelton wheel dc generator making 780 watts – enough power to live off the grid. All you need is a head of water!
Friday, 18th November 2011
In 2007 David Cameron pledged his support for feed-in tariffs for renewable energy. On the 31st October 2011 his government slashed feed-in tariffs by 50%. This move threatens 4,000 businesses and 25,000 solar jobs in the UK. This is an urgent message from the UK solar industry. Ten of thousands...
Permaculture Media |
Monday, 14th November 2011
Students from Sterling College in Vermont came down to Occupy Wall Street and showed us how to plant and sow seeds anywhere where there is soil. In this short film, they demonstrate how easy it is to grow winter greens and beets right in the parks flower beds, and then speak earnestly and...
Ashley Dobbs, Green City Foundation |
Friday, 4th November 2011
Ever wondered what a full permaculture design course is like? Here is a wonderful 16 minute video montage shot on a recent PDC at Treflach Farm with the Sector39 permaculture design team. Such variety of subjects, such richness of culture!
Permaculture magazine |
Sunday, 30th October 2011
Here's a good guide to building a home made hydroponic aquaponics system by Patti Moreno the Garden Girl. Aquaponics is the growing of fish and plants in a controlled environment. It works on the basis that when fish live in a tank, the water starts to fill up with their waste which can make them...
EP Films |
Saturday, 22nd October 2011
SPOIL - A powerful documentary on the Great Bear Rainforest by EP Films. This stunning film shows the splendour of nature with beautiful photography and film footage. It highlights the nature we all want to protect, and how our incessant addiction to burn more oil, is helping to destroy it. It...
Monday, 17th October 2011
A short film looking at the sucess of urban farming in Havana, with some eye-opening facts at the end. Cuba has reached peak oil a little sooner than the rest of the world, spurring them to create the largest program in sustainable urban agriculture ever undertaken. Useful resources The Power of...
Eco Films |
Thursday, 22nd September 2011
It looks like a white camel with a fat hump on a pillar but in actual fact, its a hot water system. Rocket Stove technology has been around for many years, dating back to ancient China as a method of central heating, but this rendered mud brick construction is used out in the field near the student...