Freeganism and urban scavenging

Freeganism and urban scavenging

Sep 22, 2011

I find it the most difficult thing in the world to walk passed a rubbish skip that is loaded with clean untreated wood, builders timber off cuts, bricks or just about anything else that can be given a second life. The wood burner at home runs off free timber from a variety of sources including, some coppiced, some found in alleyways, or picked up from a local...

Allotment Diary week and tips (20/9/2011)

Allotment Diary week and tips (20/9/2011)

Sep 20, 2011

The main crops left at my allotment plot now are a few different varieties of Heirloom tomato, some Cayenne Peppers, sweet red peppers, a few Jalapeño, some Swede, Sweet corn and Jerusalem artichokes. I’m also excited about being given around 12 kilos of red grapes from plot holders who have an excess, this will be turned into red wine and bottles of it given...

Film: Transition UK Talk By Rob Hopkins at Sunrise Off Grid Festival 2011

Permanent Culture Now and Sunrise Off-Grid present Rob Hopkins of Transitions Town network talks about the progress being made by transitions movements through the UK. Very interesting talk about how communities are adopting localised responses to some of the major issues that will impact on them in the future. http://transitionculture.org This is one of a...

An experiment in vertical gardening

An experiment in vertical gardening

Sep 3, 2011

For the last few years I’ve grown Sunflowers with various varieties of climbing bean growing up them. I tried this out of pure curiosity as a means of using the vertical space that the sunflower provides. After a few attempts the best combo that worked well in rainy Bolton was French climbing beans and the Russian Giant Sunflower variety. This combo achieved a...

Film: Resilience debate from Off Grid Festival

Panel Discussion: Resilience and what it means debate with Rob Hopkins, Patrick Whitefield, Mark Heley, Claire Milne filmed at the 2011 Off Grid Festival. We have many more talks and discussions to upload from the off grid festival and other place please sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with new films and articles on Permanent Culture Now. Part 1...