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Permaculture Plants: Currants | Temperate Climate Permaculture

Permaculture Plants: Currants | Temperate Climate Permaculture | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Currants are an amazing, but almost unknown, fruit in the Americas. Currants are beautiful shrubs that produce tart and tasty fruit even in partial shade.
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The Permaculture of Soil, Part 3: Soil Care - Permaculture Courses

The Permaculture of Soil, Part 3: Soil Care - Permaculture Courses | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
So, what does it need in order to thrive and allow us to thrive? It needs to be left alone, as much as possible, to do what it does. Do you dig? When we advocate ‘no dig’ gardening in permaculture, this is what we mean. We don’t mean – “thou shalt not dig up thy …
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House of Commons - Environmental risks of fracking - Environmental Audit

1.  Any large scale extraction of shale gas in the UK is likely to be at least 10-15 years away. It is also unlikely to be able to compete against the extensive renewable energy sector we should have by 2025-30 unless developed at a significant scale. By that time, it is likely that unabated coal-fired power generation will have been phased out to meet EU emissions directives, so fracking will not substitute for (more carbon-intensive) coal. Continually tightening carbon budgets under the Climate Change Act will have significantly curtailed our scope for fossil fuel energy, and as a consequence only a very small fraction of the possible shale gas deposits will be burnable. (Paragraph 26).......

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How to Plant Efficiently With Permaculture Principles

How to Plant Efficiently With Permaculture Principles | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
What is permaculture? If you’ve never heard of it, you might want to take a peek at how it can benefit you and your life, along with the environment. Who knows? You might just learn to love it as much as one of our own Green Monsters!
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What can I do with the leftover sloe berries from sloe gin? - Sloe Port and sloe chocolate

What can I do with the leftover sloe berries from sloe gin? - Sloe Port and sloe chocolate | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
When the last sip of sloe gin dribbles out of the bottle, left in the bottom are these lonely round sloes, bursting with alcohol. They are too rich to stomach alone but it would be a shame to let these leftovers go to waste! Carl has whipped up these two recipes so you can keep reusing your sloe berries throughout the year.
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Compost Teas and Extracts: Brewin' and Bubblin' Basics - Verge Permaculture

Compost Teas and Extracts: Brewin' and Bubblin' Basics - Verge Permaculture | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it

Permaculturists everywhere are crazy about their compost teas and extracts. They have turned building compost tea brewers into a science and concocting the perfect tea recipe into an art. We love our compost brews too, and since we’re always getting questions about the compost tea process, we thought it was time to sit down and write a blog about it. In this article we’ll explain the difference between a tea and an extract, discuss the best ingredients and recipes, and give you the step-by-step how-to’s for making your own compost tea brewer.

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Seed Saving, Part 1: Seedy Issues

Seed Saving, Part 1: Seedy Issues | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
For many interested in permaculture, one of the first and perhaps simplest joys of becoming more involved in holistic design is the experience of being able t
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Life on Pig Row: The Rise of Vintage: Resurrecting the Front Garden

Life on Pig Row: The Rise of Vintage: Resurrecting the Front Garden | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
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10 Fruits & Vegetables You Can Plant Once — And They Will Keep Coming Back Every Year - Healthy Holistic Living

Most of the foods we grow are annuals. In other words, each winter, annuals die and must be replanted in the spring. Perennials, on the other hand, will keep coming back year after year. Here...
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Fungi borrowed bacterial gene again and again

Fungi borrowed bacterial gene again and again | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Multiple independent gene transfers gave fungi ability to colonize plant roots.
Karen Blakeman's insight:

Suspect there's even more going on in the soli food web than we can possibly imagine.

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Permaculture Plants: Red Clover | Temperate Climate Permaculture

Permaculture Plants: Red Clover | Temperate Climate Permaculture | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Red Clover is a nitrogen-fixing herbaceous plant that can feed livestock, protect and build the soil, attract bees, be used as a medicine, and so much more!
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urban permaculture

Excellent discussion and video with Geoff Lawton of high density urban permaculture gardening in small spaces
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Moon Planting Guide

Moon Planting Guide | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Using the moon as a guide The cycles of the moon have influenced gardeners from diverse cultures over many centuries. While science may not fully und
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Up the Wall (pt 1) : Vertical Interventions in the Concrete Jungle

Up the Wall (pt 1) : Vertical Interventions in the Concrete Jungle | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
In the Urban Permaculture design work that we’re doing here in Córdoba, Argentina, one of the recurring themes that we’re exploring is how to use climbing,
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Life on Pig Row: Pig For Victory: The Complete Series

Life on Pig Row: Pig For Victory: The Complete Series | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it

Three years of growing, sowing and harvesting. Like the WarAg and the Ministry of Food we have produced 26 how to leaflets, ranging from text to audio to film. We've collected them all here in this post so you can find them, enjoy them and use them. It's been a wonderful three years following the Dig For Victory model.

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Life on Pig Row: Pig For Victory No.18: Compost Heaps

Life on Pig Row: Pig For Victory No.18: Compost Heaps | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it

Here's that wartime stalwart, Mr Middleton, talking on compost heaps. Everything is okay until he mentions adding chemicals to the heap. It's certainly what's recommended in many of the guides of the time but we often forget the chemicals Mr Middleton often recommended where organic, a good compost heap can have lime added to it, also potash from wood fires and even urine. All these 'chemicals' make good compost.

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Life on Pig Row: Pig For Victory No.1: What to grow - fruit and vegetables for every space

Life on Pig Row: Pig For Victory No.1: What to grow - fruit and vegetables for every space | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it

A common question from any new grower is what should I grow? Yet, many new gardeners and old gardeners fail to see the spaces around them that can be used. We are not talking beds and straight lines of vegetables here, we are talking spaces that are often wasted. They can be large or small but all spaces can be used, and can help new and old gardeners to produce more food and have a sense of achievement at home or at the allotment.

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Autumn Chestnuts

Autumn Chestnuts | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Sweet chestnuts are permaculture trees. They can be coppiced, providing sustainable timber for fencing and building whilst also being a food source. Their nuts can be eaten roasted, raw or even turned into flour! Ben Law shares his autumn recipes for this multipurpose tree.
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Seed Saving, Part 2: Practical Ways to Save Seed

Seed Saving, Part 2: Practical Ways to Save Seed | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Saving wildflower seeds can be a great way to spread biodiversity – like this selection harvested by Josie Jeffrey Having learned some background kno
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Vegetables to grow in winter: a how-to guide

Vegetables to grow in winter: a how-to guide | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Janet Renouf-Miller explains how you can create a harvest of fresh, nutritious winter food throughout the cold months
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Summer Orchard Pruning

Summer Orchard Pruning | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Over the last two years we have been lucky enough to learn from two orchard experts the arts of Summer Pruning. Jim Arbury at RHS Wisley let us try our secateurs on their magnificent trained pears ...
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The 5 Easiest Vegetables to grow

The 5 Easiest Vegetables to grow | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
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If you're new to gardening or just starting your vegetable patch her
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28 Vegetables That Grow in Partial Shade | Small Footprint Family

28 Vegetables That Grow in Partial Shade | Small Footprint Family | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Can you still grow some of your own food if your yard has shady spots? The answer is YES! Here is a list of 28 vegetables that grow in partial shade.
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