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… Advertisements

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 […]

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 […]

Skydiving the End of Cilivisation: In Praise of Ran Prieur

Anyone who has ever exited a plane using a parachute rather than the usual Steward/ess lined staircase will be familiar with that lovely feeling of unmovement you get, even though you’re actually falling through the sky towards a completely unavoidable encounter with Terra firma. With none of the usual reference points to rely on there […]

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 […]