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Winter no dig gardening

Winter no dig gardening | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Eating seasonally is so important and fresh, delicious leafy greens can be a vitamin-packed part of winter meals without any air miles.
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Our Permaculture Life: Wrapping cloths (Furoshiki) - a plastic bag alternative from ancient Japan.

Our Permaculture Life: Wrapping cloths (Furoshiki) - a plastic bag alternative from ancient Japan. | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
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Tree planting 'can reduce flooding' - BBC News

Tree planting 'can reduce flooding' - BBC News | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Planting trees around rivers could reduce the height of flooding in towns by up to 20%, new research says.
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Winter: Make Furniture Wax In 10 and a 1/2 Minutes | Life on Pig Row

Winter: Make Furniture Wax In 10 and a 1/2 Minutes | Life on Pig Row | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it

You can't believe how easy and cheap it is to make your own furniture wax, and how bloody good it is compared to high street brands. There are plus sides to making your own wax, you know what is in it and it takes less time than going to the shop to buy some spray cleaner. The whole recipe from start to finish took less than fifteen minutes and made us feel like complete fools for never trying it before.

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The Green Wall - The Best System Project:Vertical Garden Bottle -Full Guide - SHTFAmerica

The Green Wall - The Best System Project:Vertical Garden Bottle -Full Guide - SHTFAmerica | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
  Together with my friend Gilbert VAN DAMME (Zaffelare, Belgium) I have set up some successful experiments with vertical gardening in “container towers”. We are using all kinds of recycled containers, e.g. plastic bottles, pots, buckets.  The containers are stacked into “towers”. Today, I will describe the way how to start a “bottle tower”, illustrating …
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$300 Underground Greenhouse Grows Food Year Round; An Extraordinary Walipini - Walden Labs

$300 Underground Greenhouse Grows Food Year Round; An Extraordinary Walipini - Walden Labs | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it

From vertical farms to solar-powered “farms from a box,” we’ve seen how farming technology has grown leaps and bounds in recent years. But for those who pr

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False Promise | George Monbiot

False Promise | George Monbiot | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it

The belief that economic growth can be detached from destruction appears to be based on a simple accounting mistake.

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Museletter 281: Unconventional Energy - Richard Heinberg

Museletter 281: Unconventional Energy - Richard Heinberg | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
MuseLetter #281 / October 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 92 KB) Interview with Spanish website FUHEM Ecosocial “This economic system cannot be sustained, and the longer we cling to it, the worse and fewer our options will be as it fails.” FUHEM Ecosocial: Oil and gas extracted by fracking from …
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Life on Pig Row: New Gardener Series: Planning & Starting to Create a Veg Garden

Life on Pig Row: New Gardener Series: Planning & Starting to Create a Veg Garden | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
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Autumn: How We Didn't Listen To Our Rules & Became Over Excited

Autumn: How We Didn't Listen To Our Rules & Became Over Excited | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
You know last time in our #newgardenerseries we spoke about how you should keep it simple? How we moved from the car park sized garden of Drovers and looked at our 1/4 acre and wondered how on Earth to tackle such a thatchy and scratchy garden?
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The Future of Decentralized Food Production - Walden Labs

The Future of Decentralized Food Production - Walden Labs | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
In the future, every individual will once again be closely involved in their food production. People will either grow and forage for their food themselves,
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How to Make a Productive Patio

How to Make a Productive Patio | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
It would be great if we all had an acre or two, the time, and inclination to grow our own food, but the realities of the day are that the majority of people have moved into more confined, urban and suburban settings in order to be closer to jobs,...
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20 Vertical Gardening Ideas for Turning a Small Space into a Big Harvest - Walden Labs

20 Vertical Gardening Ideas for Turning a Small Space into a Big Harvest - Walden Labs | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Vertical gardening is nothing more than using vertical space to grow vegetables (or herbs, or flowers, even root crops), often using containers that hang o
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Has Cuba’s urban organic revolution stalled, and should that be a surprise?

Has Cuba’s urban organic revolution stalled, and should that be a surprise? | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
We were over in Cuba a couple of weeks ago. This trip had been planned for years, but has only recently come to fruition. As it turned out the timing was interesting to say the least. We were there…
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Permaculture Research Digest: Holistic river management to stop flooding

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Organic farming 'could be key to feeding the world as global warming takes hold'

Organic farming 'could be key to feeding the world as global warming takes hold' | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Organic farming – long held to be irrelevant in tackling world hunger – could be key to feeding the world as global warming takes hold, one of the biggest studies ever to be carried out into the “contentious” practice has concluded.
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There's A Way to Save Our Future. So Why Aren't More People Talking About It?

There's A Way to Save Our Future. So Why Aren't More People Talking About It? | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
A critical tool in the fight against global warming is right below our feet. So where is this "shovel-ready solution" amid all the talk of climate fixes in the wake of the COP21 summit in Paris?
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Going Downhill Fast | George Monbiot

Going Downhill Fast | George Monbiot | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it

These floods were not just predictable. They were predicted. There were clear and specific warnings that the management of land upstream of the towns now featuring in the news would lead to disaster.

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Worse Than Fossil Fuels? Why Bioenergy Is Not Green | naked capitalism

Worse Than Fossil Fuels? Why Bioenergy Is Not Green | naked capitalism | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Why bioenergy is much more costly in environmental terms than its boosters would have us believe.
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Oslo moves to ban cars from city centre within four years

Oslo moves to ban cars from city centre within four years | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Proposed ban on private vehicles is part of a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2020 compared to 1990 levels
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Autumn: After the Harvest

Autumn: After the Harvest | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
If we believe many gardening shows it's time to hang up your spade, clean off your wellies and put your feet up. The harvest is over, you are happy that even during a cool, wet summer your runner beans did better than you expected.
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Autumn: Pickling Red Cabbage, Beetroot and Runner Beans in the Kitchen

Autumn: Pickling Red Cabbage, Beetroot and Runner Beans in the Kitchen | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
Harvest is often accompanied by the season of the vinegar.
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Permaculture and the Myth of Scarcity

Permaculture and the Myth of Scarcity | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it
At a conference a couple weeks ago an activist who does work in Africa recounted an encounter she had with the minister of agriculture of a certain African country.
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Ploughing On Regardless | George Monbiot

Ploughing On Regardless | George Monbiot | Transition and Permaculture | Scoop.it

Almost all other issues are superficial by comparison to soil loss. So why don’t we talk about it?

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