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

Digging Doncaster – #doncasterisgreat

Just to remind anyone who’s going to be in Doncaster this week that we’ll be presenting An Introduction to Permaculture this Thursday night (26th), 7:30pm at The Salutation on South Parade. A big thanks to The Fringe arts group for the invite… we’ll also be taking the opportunity to formally launch D.U.G. our Doncaster based […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world part 3

Following on from part 2 as it does, here is part 3 of our ongoing series……. 4. Internal Threats So if biker gangs, martial law, and foreign occupiers aren’t our greatest security threats, what is our greatest risk? In short, crime. This is not a trivial threat. Consider the number of neighbours or relatives you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]