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 […]

The real source of consumerism…

“It’s easier to learn to do without some of the things that money can buy than to earn the money to buy them.” ~ Dolly Freed It isn’t that we buy stuff. Or that that there’s stuff to buy. No the answer is both simple and complex, though the question is being asked more and […]

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 […]

Kale Krisps

Kale can be a bit like Marmite, you either love it or you sit there gurning, gipping and looking generally like a toddler in a strop. It’s a real shame if you don’t like Kale however because it’s a bit of a wonder-food! High in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, and reasonably […]

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 […]

The Michigan Madness: woman faces jail for planting veggies!..

In the face of economic downturn, ecological crisis and an uncertain future, people are beginning to take more responsibility for their own lives. So all around the world gardens like this are becoming more and more common… Photo Credit: Julie Bass But this particular garden could get it’s owner, Julie Bass, 93 days in jail! […]

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 […]