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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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Winter Fruit Tree Pruning – Free Workshop

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Free Workshop Pruning fruit trees may be regarded as an art and a science, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it’s fairly easy! Learn how to prune your fruit trees in winter to … 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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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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Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 3, Calculating the Food Production Potential of a City

I’ve just written the third part to my Urban agriculture series of articles for Permaculture Research Institute -  Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 3, Calculating the Food Production Potential of a City This third article categorizes and analyses the different … Continue reading

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Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 2, Productivity, Potential and Possibilities

I’ve just written the second part to my Urban agriculture article for Permaculture Research Institute -  Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 2, Productivity, Potential and Possibilities In the first article we looked at the history of localized agriculture and the … Continue reading

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Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 1, The Present State in Historical Context

I’ve just written a new article for Permaculture Research Institute -  Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 1, The Present State in Historical Context , which  discusses the history of localized agriculture and the journey to our present state. This is … Continue reading

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Cities – Food Free Zones? The Creation of the Urban Food Desert

I’ve just written a confronting article for Permaculture Research Institute which looks into why we don’t have food growing in public spaces, the problem of urban areas becoming ‘food deserts’ and the role urban agriculture can play to address the … Continue reading

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Biochar: The Oldest New Thing You’ve Never Heard Of

Here’s a great video on biochar by Wae Nelson at TEDxOrlando  that shows what a difference biochar makes to plants, people and the planet! Wae Nelson was employed as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace and defense industries for many … Continue reading

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Permaculture Ethics – Making Them Work

I’ve just written an article for Permaculture Research Institute which addresses concerns raised by some segments of the Permaculture community about the Permaculture ethics, see the whole article here – Permaculture Ethics – Making Them Work

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Free Public Seed Bank Project Goes Live in City of Darebin 2016

I would like to announce the news of a Free Public Seed Bank in the City of Darebin, initiated and run by the community and supported by local government and local businesses! Back in 2014, as part of the Darebin … Continue reading

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DIY Self-Watering Pots and Mini Wicking Beds

If building a  full-sized wicking bed seems too daunting (and expensive), then how about some small to medium scale self watering systems that you can build quickly, cheaply and easily from recycled materials? Learn how to design and build a … Continue reading

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Mindmaps for Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles 21 Card Set by Brett Pritchard (free to download)

  Brett Pritchard, a recognized pioneering permaculturalist and recipient of the Permaculture Services Award (1992) has released a set of mindmaps to accompany his free to download Permaculture Ethics and Principles 21 Card Set which is available on his website … Continue reading

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Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles 21 Card Set by Brett Pritchard (free to download)

   Brett Pritchard, a recognized pioneering permaculturalist and recipient of the Permaculture Services Award (1992) has released a free to download Permaculture Ethics and Principles 21 Card Set which is available on his website http://www.permaculturefundamentals.com . In my opinion the … Continue reading

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Worm Tunnel In-ground Worm Farm DIY article posted!

How could composting be made easier? By not ever having to turn the compost and not having to move the compost into your garden, that’s how! You can get Nature to do even more of the work with a Worm … Continue reading

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All Nations Food Forest – A Project Not Realized

“No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.” – Julius Caesar   Important Announcement: There will not be an All Nations Food Forest project! Our contribution: We the founders of the project Angelo Eliades, John … Continue reading

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First Permaculture Research Institute established in the UK

  Tap o’ Noth Permaculture, an ecologically designed smallholding situated in Aberdeenshire, has recently joined the global network of Permaculture Research Institutes (PRI), becoming the first PRI accredited demonstration and education centre within the UK. This expanding network of education … Continue reading

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All Nations Food Forest – Proposal and Pre-Design Considerations

Welcome to All Nations Food Forest – Melbourne’s First Council Built Community Food Forest Project, and possibly the first in Australia!   In the first part of this case study – All Nations Food Forest – Melbourne’s First Council Built … Continue reading

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All Nations Food Forest – Melbourne’s First Council Built Community Food Forest Project

  Welcome to All Nations Food Forest – Melbourne’s First Council Built Food Forest Project, and possibly the first in Australia!   Food forests are Nature’s way of growing food, the most sustainable and productive system known, that require minimal … Continue reading

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