Let there be light!!

Four week in and we have now done a detailed survey of the site and its buildings and identified what we need. As in the best of traditions the problem is the solution and we need above all heat and electricity for the structures (I’m already tired of typing greenhouse and polytunnel!!) and electricity in […]

A Path way to success

It’s been four weeks since we were handed the keys to this place and its mysteries are slowly being revealed. Strange fences emerging from the sea of thistle, a sign post that doesn’t point anywhere and the jobs board with echoes of a ship lost on the oceans. Captain’s log. Last entry, March 2012. It can […]

Towards a brave new land (and the Making Thereof) by Professor Offlogic

The following article first appeared in Issue 7 of Steampunk Magazine and is published under a non-commercial Creative Commons License. We feel that it’s the kind of Utopian thinking which inventive, independently minded permaculturalists and preppers should be celebrating. It is – quite literally – ground breaking! 😉   illustration by the very wonderful Sarah […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

Perma-Seas: Towards a Brave New Land

The following article first appeared in Issue 7 of Steampunk Magazine and is published under a non-commercial Creative Commons License (this blog version was originally posted by The Liberi). We’re re-publishing it because we feel that it shows that there’s still a place for Utopian Dreams in our bleakly unromantic modern world. With a little […]