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What is permaculture?

What is permaculture? | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Permaculture is a forward-thinking design system based on principles found in nature. Its purpose is to create living environments that are harmonious, sustainable and productive; while greatly red...

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Wanted land and small cottage to rent in rural Lincolnshire.

Wanted land and small cottage to rent in rural Lincolnshire. | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Wanted land and small cottage to rent in rural Lincolnshire. Due to a change in my landlord's circumstances, it seems that my current property may be sold, so I am looking for a new place to call h...
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Seeds of promise...

Seeds of promise... | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Finally after a much later start than usual, I have trays of seedlings growing on healthily in my tiny greenhouse. I have pea shoots pushing up through the damp earth, waving their bright green lea...
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Trying to use permaculture principles on my plot and in my home.

Trying to use permaculture principles on my plot and in my home. | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Here at Riverside everything is linked in some way, in order to benefit another thing. I work with nature as best I can. Here are a few examples, All kitchen/organic waste goes to the compost bins ...
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An Incredible Community: Todmorden | OrganicAndUrban

An Incredible Community: Todmorden | OrganicAndUrban | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Incredible Edible Todmorden is the holy grail of urban agriculture. The mecca of small ... Before I visited Todmorden, I imagined it in my head as a paradise for the local food movement and modern urban growing.
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The Long Emergency, Permaculture, and Towns That Food Saved - OpEdNews

The Long Emergency, Permaculture, and Towns That Food Saved - OpEdNews | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
The Long Emergency, Permaculture, and Towns That Food Saved
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We live in dangerous times, when economic collapse, climate chaos, and peak oil threaten the foundations of society, abundance, and all we hold dear.
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Photos of the Permaculture Gardens and Cottage of Bealtaine in ...

Photos of the Permaculture Gardens and Cottage of Bealtaine in ... | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Bealtaine Cottage seen through the camera in 2012 Jack, January 2012 Beech and Bamboo January 2012 The girls on the veranda January 2012 The Mighty Ash tree against the stormy January sky of 2012 The full moon ...
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Why you should be more worried about pollination than a bee sting - Mother Nature Network

Why you should be more worried about pollination than a bee sting - Mother Nature Network | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Mother Nature Network Why you should be more worried about pollination than a bee sting Mother Nature Network Avoid deep tillage to control weeds in your backyard vegetable garden (pollinator-friendly alternatives to tilling include planting cover...
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Permaculture Garden at UMass Documented on Video - Sustainablog (blog)

Permaculture Garden at UMass Documented on Video - Sustainablog (blog) | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Permaculture Garden at UMass Documented on Video Sustainablog (blog) The University of Massachusetts at Amherst went a step further, though, and not only converted a 12,000 square foot plot of land into a permaculture garden, but also documented...
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The 12 principles of permaculture — Timber Press Talks

The 12 principles of permaculture — Timber Press Talks | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
One way in which permaculture differs from other methods of gardening is that it is not just a set of practical techniques; it is a way of thinking and of adapting to a particular ecology. Each garden, each family, and.
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The Healing Power of Kombucha

The Healing Power of Kombucha | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
With a taste unique as the name, Kombucha challenges ordinary perceptions on how drinks can be made healthy.

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Dom's About Kefir in-site

Dom's About Kefir in-site | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it

Thinking of adding natural probiotic kefir to yoru diet?  Extensive information about the fermented food called kefir: history, composition, microbiology, production, extended use etc... and YES, it is easy to make vegan kefir using natural coconut water. 


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Cattle farmer and permaculturist Tim Green answers questions about bovine TB - and poses more - in this controversial article

Cattle farmer and permaculturist Tim Green answers questions about bovine TB - and poses more - in this controversial article | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
What is bovine TB? Why are we set to cull huge numbers of badgers to deal with it? Why can't we use a bovine tb vaccine?

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Cost-effective green fuel for the kitchen

Cost-effective green fuel for the kitchen | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it

Puducherry-based Kaveish Bioenergy claims that for half kg to five kg of waste fed into the system a day, biogas is available for minimum two-and-a-half hours.

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Wildcrafting Wednesday - The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

Wildcrafting Wednesday - The Self Sufficient HomeAcre | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
It is self-sufficient living, homesteading, and back-to-basics tips to save food, money, and resources. If it involves herbs or traditional methods of homemaking and home healing then we want to read about it!
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Vegetation, fascination, imagination.....precipitation!

Vegetation, fascination, imagination.....precipitation! | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Today I have been totally alone at Riverside. A rare occurrence! My youngest sproglet has been at a sleepover with her cousins. Due to this childfree time being such an unusual event I had BIG plan...
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Garden Rebels: 10 Ways to Sow Revolution in Your Backyard ...

Julian Rose, a farmer, actor, activist, and writer, wrote an article called Civil Disobedience or Death by Design and it is a “must read” for anyone who believes in the importance of natural food sources: “From now on, unless we ...
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Kitchen Gardener - "Pip" a new national permaculture mag to be published here. - ABC Online (blog)

Kitchen Gardener - "Pip" a new national permaculture mag to be published here.
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This week we learn of "Pip" a new national permaculture magazine born in the Bega Valley.
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How Two Plant Geeks Grew a Permaculture Oasis in an Ordinary Backyard - YES! Magazine

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How Two Plant Geeks Grew a Permaculture Oasis in an Ordinary Backyard
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How To Build Resiliance | Permaculture Visions

How To Build Resiliance | Permaculture Visions | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Resilience is very handy in times of sudden change. It keeps us adaptable and optimistic. resilience comes from patience, observation and a willingness to learn. This entry was posted on March 19, 2013, in Uncategorized.
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What if Permaculturists Designed our Cities? Interview with Richard Register

What if Permaculturists Designed our Cities? Interview with Richard Register | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
With urban populations rising, how can permaculturists take an active part in re-designing our cities? Sven Eberlein talks to Richard Register, founder of the Ecocity Builders (What if Permaculturists Designed our Cities?

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Permaculture Brings Hope « Bealtaine Cottage

Permaculture Brings Hope « Bealtaine Cottage | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
It's been almost nine years since I began planting this smallholding in the west of Ireland. Before permaculture. Bealtaine Cottage Many of you are familiar with the landscape as it looked then. The picture above shows ...
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4. Occupy permaculture series: Living in a Permanent culture

How can we live a permaculture way of life asks our final post in the occupy permaculture series.
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Goats go mainstream: Cheese, kefir and yogurt all offer benefits — and flavor

Goats go mainstream: Cheese, kefir and yogurt all offer benefits — and flavor | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
It wasn’t that long ago that goat-milk cheese was an exotic ingredient like truffles or caviar imported from far away, but now it’s almost become a cliché of California cooking. That’s not so bad, for goat cheese — or chèvre — is tasty and perhaps even a little healthier than cow-milk products.

 


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How three UK farms are using permaculture design to prosper

How three UK farms are using permaculture design to prosper | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it

A handful of farms in the UK have been using permaculture for many years as a systematic way of designing, developing and maintaining their various enterprises. These early adopters, with the help of the UK's permaculture charity, the Permaculture Association, began designing and experimenting long before peak oil and climate change were widely recognised.


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Is small scale anaerobic digestion being undermined?

Richard Gueterbock, director of Clearfleau, asks if development of AD technology is being constrained by a perception that it is only viable on large centralised treatment plants

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