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 […]

Prep Planting Update

We’ve been out prep planting again today. While we were at it we also checked on the blackthorn and damsons that we planted earlier in the month. So far we’ve planted some 60 fruit trees and 20 or so currant shrubs (a job which has taken less than 4hrs in total – and most of […]

Meet the ‘Uppies’: Part 1

Introducing the Uppie Definition An Uppie is a person who has taken the decision to live a less wasteful life in the hope of ensuring a brighter future for the generations who have yet to set foot on our beautiful blue-green planet. An Uppie is different from most self-proclaimed ‘greens’ in that they do not […]

Future Farming: from Guerrilla Gardening to Prep Planting

With Spring in the air our friends the Growillaz were keen to do a spot of Guerrilla Gardening. This usually involves taking over a patch of neglected land with the intention of improving it through planting. All over the world waste-ground, vacant-lots, neglected-plots and dump-sites have been turned into something better and more beautiful; such […]

A Healthier Head Through Appropriate Technology

We are still in the process of developing our core principles and strategies, but once we’re fully underway The PremaFuture Project will focus heavily on health and fitness (both for the individual and the community). Much will seem obvious; improved nutrition through better access to fresh food; higher levels of physical fitness through a combination […]

Wikipedia Definition of Permaculture…..

Save’s us having to write it up, here you go… Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that are modeled on the relationships found in naturalecologies. Permaculture is sustainable land use design. This is based on ecological and biological principles, often using patterns that occur in nature to maximise effect and minimise […]

A brief video on what can be done if we put our mind’s to it…..

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/12491437″>Depaving Day!</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/streetfilms”>Streetfilms</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

SAVE DONCASTER LIBRARIES! on Feb 5th

The number of threatened Doncaster libraries taking part in READ INs this Saturday (February 5th) is steadily growing, but there are still more libraries to go. If you have time to pop along to your local branch to stage a READ IN or to encourage people to sign the petition then click here to get […]