Category Archives: Permaculture

Maximum Unsustainability – The Worst Ways to Ride Your Bike

Riding a bike is a sustainable, green, eco-friendly transport option, right? Well, “it’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it” as the old saying goes. If you want to know how to destroy the planet faster, … Continue reading

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Technological Utopianism – Why bad ideas cause very real environmental problems

Is science going to solve all the world’s problems? Can we continue engaging in practices which cause environmental damage and disregard our impact on the planet because ‘one day in the future’, through our technological brilliance, someone else will be … Continue reading

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Weeding Without Chemicals or Digging

Weeds growing on path and driveways, though crack or gaps in concrete and paving, or in empty garden beds are very easily taken care of without chemicals or digging. How is that possible you may ask? Go put the kettle … Continue reading

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Do People Really Care about the Environment?

Here’s an article I wrote for Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) – “Do People Really Care about the Environment?”,  which looks at current research showing how sustainable different nations are, their attitudes to sustainability, and the root causes of unsustainable behaviour. … Continue reading

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Permaculture, Politics and Solutions Thinking

Here’s an article I wrote for Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) – “Permaculture, Politics and Solutions Thinking”, which discusses the concept of permaculture solutions thinking, the positive aspect of permaculture’s own political roots which encourage cooperation, and how divisive political thought … Continue reading

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Grafting Eggplant onto Devil Plant

Would you like to grow an eggplant tree, yes you heard right, a tree, that can produce dozens of eggplants, and not die down in winter? Well, you can if you graft eggplants (or tomatoes) onto a perennial Devil Plant … Continue reading

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Permaculture and Health

  How does Permaculture tie in with our understanding of health? Can it realistically be seen as a ‘health promoting movement’? In this article we’ll examine our connection to Nature and how it affects our health and wellbeing, we’ll look … Continue reading

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