Shrooming in weird places

An interesting little experiment is afoot. Well little might be an understatement but you’ve got to try these things now and again. We’ve had a lot of cardboard tubes delivered from a local carpet recycling business, more than we actually have ideas to use them up. So plan B comes into effect. One of the […]

#DoncasterIsGreat for Growing in a Small Space… amendment

Please note the change of date on the following event…                               PermaFuture co-founder John Briggs will now be giving a presentation for Growing a Greater Bentley (GGB) on ‘Growing in a Small Space‘ at Bentley Baptist Church at 6:30pm on Tuesday, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

The PermaFuture Stinging Nettle Diary – Part 1 (March)

We have a real passion for the humble stinging nettle (Urtica dioicra), it seems to  represent everything that is wrong with modern attitudes towards the natural world. Being ‘common’ (i.e. incredibly successful without any help from human beings) it is unloved by the traditional gardener, who’s familiarity-fueled contempt has led them to brand this wonderful […]