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TED Talks |
Friday, 21st October 2016
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For the future of our planet, and our communities, it is vital for our children's education to change. This powerful TED talk by headteacher Richard Dunne, explores how incorporating lessons from nature into education, can move us towards a more sustainable future. The patterns and systems of...
 
Charlie Mgee |
Wednesday, 19th October 2016
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Listen to Charlie Mgee's wonderful tribute to Bill Mollison, the founding pioneer of permaculture. What a song! TREES EAT US ALL - Lyrics by Charlie Mgee  Designer, you’re now a reclinerSo long and thanks for the yieldand your tools left behind have all sharpened our mindsto keep growing the change...
 
Friday, 7th October 2016
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Inspiration for those who like tiny house living. Here is an old American school bus that has been turned into a mobile home, and is now travelling the Panamerican Highway. From fold away tables, guest bed, plenty of storage, compost toilet and huge bed, this space has been designed beautifully. It...
 
Canal & River Trust |
Friday, 30th September 2016
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The Skyway Community Garden in Hackney, London, is an open space by Regent's canal for the public to enjoy. Stepping down from a busy road, the garden is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. The area has been transformed with the help of young volunteers from the local community, who...
 
Homesteadonomics |
Friday, 16th September 2016
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Joe from Homesteadonomics walks us through his rainwater haresting system on his home. He built the whole system himself. It has a capacity of 11,500 gallons and accounts for 90% of his family's water needs. It's impressive! Further resources Harvesting rainwater in an urban environment Catching...
 
Homesteadonomics |
Friday, 9th September 2016
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Homesteadeconomics shares how they made four top-bar bee hives made scrap materials. Each of these took around 30-40 minutes to build, out of free material, making these hives possible for everyone to build. Includes tips on what not to do and a look at the bees inside the hive. Further resources...
 
Charles Dowding |
Friday, 2nd September 2016
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No-dig expert, Charles Dowding, shows us around his 3/4 acre market garden, four years after taking it on as pasture. Charles explains the importance of mulch in his system and how he makes his own compost. He also shares his results with his dug and un-dug beds, comparing crop harvests. Further...
 
Huws Nursery |
Friday, 19th August 2016
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Comfrey is a hugely beneficial plant in the permaculture garden. It can be used as a medicinal, a mulch and can be turned into a nutrient-dense fertiliser. Learn how to make your own fertiliser and the best way to use it as a mulch. Further resources Comfrey: it's history, uses and benefits The...
 
Homesteadonomics |
Monday, 15th August 2016
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This rain garden system in Arizona, USA, catches water through a series of berms, channels and a pond. The pond water is then used to irrigate the crops in the drier periods. This is an easy way to catch rainwater in arid climates. Further resources Building a rain garden Gardening with Less Water...
 
Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
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Seeds are the source of our food. Through seeds, farmers across the world earn a living. And yet, three multinational companies hold over 50% of global agricultural seeds. They control the sale of these seeds and therefore our food. We urgently need to raise awareness to the problems caused by the...
 

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