Lentils: An Investment Opportunity!

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.  ~Cree Indian Proverb After years of lobbying by powerful bankers and hedge fund managers, the strict (and rather sensible…) regulations surrounding speculation on food were relaxed allowing financial companies […]

Calling all writers, preppers, artists, permaculturalists, survivalists and appropriate techies!

The PermaFuture crew are currently working on an exciting new project and we’d like YOU to get involved… OTF (Own Two Feet) Magazine will be a completely DIY/grassroots publication created using solely upcycled ‘end-of-use’ (i.e. scrap) equipment and Free Open Source Software (FOSS) applications. As with all PermaFuture projects we want to show that both […]

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… […]

Girls will be boys, boys will be girls…..

Hi guys, Been enjoying reading this article by the crunchy chicken. We like crunchy chicken, a sexy sassy and very intelligent woman. what’s not to like… But any way i digress. It has reminded me of an article i once wrote about the femanization of men. I sometimes wonder what happened to men. I feel […]

It’s a new dawn in the North….Or it could be……

Hello Everyone, I’m angry oh so very angry today. So I’ll start by apologising for the rant that’s to come. So what has awakened my ire ? Well its two articles in Fridays mirror. Not a newspaper i read a lot but at least it assumes its readers can actually read which is lot more […]

Natural Savings: Gardening on a Budget

Well hello there every one, Here’s a few money saving tips from nancy at surviving and thriving on pennies, via retro house wife goes green, don’t forget to check them out and make friends. I know i have ! Most people think you need to invest a lot to start a garden but that’s not […]

Good S**t! The Humanure Handbook: Second Edition is now available online…

The second edition of the very excellent The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure is now available as an eBook over at the Permaculture Design Courses Blogspot… enjoy 😀

The Only Good #Hummer…

…is a Hummer House! With Peak Oil, Climate Change and widespread economic collapse an inevitability just what are we gonna do with dumb-ass gas guzzling giants like the Hummer? Well two architects, Craig Hodgetts and HsinMing Fung of HplusF, may have the perfect solution… welcome to the Hummer Home! As reported over on Doorknob, these […]

This Land is Our Land!

The UK has one of the most unequal patterns of land distribution on the planet. Access to land is the greatest obstacle we have to creating a comprehensive grass-roots food movement in the UK. But things could be about to change. Inspired by La Via Campesina there is a growing youth movement which seeks to […]

Getting Back to the Land (on any budget!)…

I (Warren) picked a nice clump of Jack-by-the-Hedge (Alliaria petiolata) on my walk to work this morning – more on this plant in a forthcoming post – which I added to my sandwich filling during my lunch. A collegue was intrigued, so I gave him a taste; this led to a conversation about my ecological […]