The Fiscal Cliff & the Permaculture Parachute

The world may not have ended on December 21st, 2012, but it looks highly likely that the economic dominance of the US will be very much in its death throws during 2013… This puts the UK, with its intimate links to both the US and the Euro-zone, in a very precarious position. On hearing about […]

Views from International #Permaculture Day 2012

International Permaculture Day occurs each year on the First Sunday in May. Here are some great little videos from Patrick Whitefield, Andy Goldring and Polly Higgins, as posted on the wonderful IntPermacultureDay YouTube channel, enjoy…

Growing in a Small Space

As a follow up to our presentation for The Fringe last week, John Briggs will be giving a practical lesson* in Growing in a Small Space on Saturday 12th May, 2012. If you’d like to join us we’re meeting 9am at The Cenotaph on Roman Rd, Bennetthorpe, Doncaster. Click here to download a copy of […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world part 4

And now for the final part of our series on security options for a post peak community…..   Establish Economic Security “Economic Security” in a Peak Oil context likely has a far different meaning than we currently understand it. Economics is the study of the intersection between psychology and resources, and we currently focus far […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world part 3

Following on from part 2 as it does, here is part 3 of our ongoing series……. 4. Internal Threats So if biker gangs, martial law, and foreign occupiers aren’t our greatest security threats, what is our greatest risk? In short, crime. This is not a trivial threat. Consider the number of neighbours or relatives you […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world part 2

Here is the second instalment in our ongoing series of articles dealing with possible security issue’s in a post energy world… 2. Foreign Invaders Although the United Kingdom is currently bogged down in foreign wars, many within and without the U.K. military predict that the U.K. will soon face the threat of another peer competitor […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world

The transition town model has a big weakness. Whilst it covers most aspects of providing resources for its members in a post peak/low energy future it hasn’t sufficiently dealt with the aspect of keeping what you have when faced with people who are willing to take it from you. This article is an attempt to […]

How to humanely harvest and efficiently butcher a chicken.

The following won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you raise chickens for meat as well as eggs (or if you ever need to put one out of it’s misery) then you need to know how to dispatch them respectfully and humanely. The following videos were originally posted on Paul Wheaton’s You Tube channel… […]

Kale Krisps

Kale can be a bit like Marmite, you either love it or you sit there gurning, gipping and looking generally like a toddler in a strop. It’s a real shame if you don’t like Kale however because it’s a bit of a wonder-food! High in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, and reasonably […]