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 😀

More Mushrooms ! An interview with Paul staments

Hi folks, here is an interview with Paul Staments. It’s a bit long but funny in places so well worth taking the time to read. It may just change the way you view the planet we live with….. What is fungal intelligence? Paul Staments, the “Mycelium Messenger” reveals the great ecological purpose of mycelium – […]

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 […]

Mycelium running

Mycelium, Mushrooms ,fungi, Fungus. The world beneath our feet is full of wonder and mystery. From microbes and beetles to worms and larvae the soil beneath our feet is a hive of activity turning organic matter and rock into a rich moist medium we rely on for our survival. So what role does mycelium play […]

The Fragrant Forager / The Stinging Nettle Diary Part 2 (April)

One of the main obstacles facing the rookie (some might say ‘budding’…) forager is self-doubt. From an early age we are ‘warned’ (rather than educated) about the dangers of eating wild food. Many adults are still scared of rose-hips even though, WHEN USED PROPERLY, they’re great for herbal tea, jam, jelly, syrup, soup, beverages, pies, […]

Buggin’ Out with BOB

The Bug-Out-Bag (BOB) is a classic survival strategy. The basic idea is to have a pre-packed, readily available, easily carried bag filled with equipment which, in case of catastrophic emergency, will help keep you alive for 72 hours. The main focus is usually on evacuation rather than long-term survival – but if you can survive […]