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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Save Doncaster Libraries: FREE POSTERS

We’ve designed some posters for the SAVE DONCASTER LIBRARIES campaign. Please download the following PDF files, print some off (the more the merrier) and distribute them as widely as you can to help support this important cause. And don’t forget to visit – http://savedoncasterlibraries.wordpress.com/ – to offer your support! Click here to download a PDF […]

Perma-Seas: Towards a Brave New Land

The following article first appeared in Issue 7 of Steampunk Magazine and is published under a non-commercial Creative Commons License (this blog version was originally posted by The Liberi). We’re re-publishing it because we feel that it shows that there’s still a place for Utopian Dreams in our bleakly unromantic modern world. With a little […]

Save Our Libraries!

The PermaFuture Project is still under development, so we weren’t planning on starting a blog or website just yet, but the situation regarding Doncaster’s libraries is too urgent to wait. In the face of drastic spending cuts Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) have decided to close 14 of its 26 local libraries… Picture from Save […]