Watch The BBC’s Visit to ‘Stunning’ Forest Garden
A visit to Maddy and Tim Harland's Forest Garden

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Maddy and Tim Harland, founders of Permaculture magazine, were featured on Monty Don’s ‘Big Dreams Small Spaces’ on the BBC. In it, they give a tour of their own forest garden and explain some of it’s purposes and functions.     This snippet from the program takes you around Maddy and Tim’s multifunctional forest garden in Hampshire, in the UK. It has a beautiful […]

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DIY Varnish: Linseed & Bees Wax
By Chris Baldwin

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Trying to find a varnish that doesn’t involve loads of toxic ingredients? Picture this: Linseed & Beeswax. It’s perfect to use for window or door frames! Over the last couple of years we’ve been renovating our cottage using as many simple and permaculture informed solutions as possible. We have been repairing doors and windows – and to date, have not had […]

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Bill Mollison: The Birth of a Global Movement

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About a month ago, our mother magazine posted this acceptance speech by Bill Mollison, here. We just wanted to re-post it because of the immense value it holds to all of our community, even over here in North America. In 1981, Bill Mollison, the co-founder of permaculture, won the Right Livelihood Award. This is his acceptance speech. It explains his motivations, how […]

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Growing Hybrid Hazelnuts
Book Review by Deano Martin

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  Title: Growing Hybrid Hazelnuts Author: Philip Rutter, Dr. Susan Wiegrefe, Brandon Rutter-Daywater Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Where to get it: Here! Review:  Growing Hybrid Hazelnuts is devoted to the idea that hazelnuts can be used for anything that soybeans are used for, and more, whilst avoiding the detrimental affects of conventional, industrial agriculture. It looks at the current state of the hazelnut industry, […]

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Homestead Butchering Q&A


As many other permie folks,I have listened to a lot of Paul Wheaton’s podcasts. I think this is actually one of the first ones I listened to, and one of my absolute favorites. There is so much practical information that gets delivered in such a short amount of time. In this podcast, Brandon Sheath of Farmstead Meatsmith answers tons of […]

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