What next for politics in the UK? Is the South West leading the way? Local politics in Frome was transformed last year when a group of Independents took over their council.
my garden is my place for leaving my troubles behind. when we first planned the garden we started with three raised beds, then after we acquired 2 allotment decided to grow mainly flowers and some perennial vegetables, three years ago we completely re designed the garden loosely copying the design of a pendant I wear depicting the eye of Horus, i love tall flowers like foxgloves and lupins so there are plenty of them we have two vines, hops and clematis growing up arches made from wood we coppiced from a patch of scrap land, we have kept chickens for the last 5 years, at the moment we only have two hens but have kept up to 4 at any one time and do plan to get more, at the bottom of my garden I very successfully grow hellebore and during the summer have a magnificent thistle that attracts 100s of bees, there is also a large patch of wild garlic that is thriving, There is no grass in my garden every inch apart from the patio is crammed with all sorts of plants. My proudest achievement is that I grew 100’s of foxgloves form seeds I collect myself
We have raised most of our own food for forty years. Twenty at Stony Run. We have gradually shifted from “traditional” row crops with fertilizer to a no-dig polyculture a la permaculture principles. Spring crops do well here, summer crops are more of a struggle. The season sometimes ends abruptly before the winter squash are ready. Our best achievement is the poultry moat and letting the poultry into the garden in winter — holds down the slugs and snails and other pest eggs.
We are a small urban farm serving five families. We have just shy of one acre of land and have experimented with many different types of gardening to maximize production for our environment. We have also planted a micro-orchard that is just coming to fruit this years. We do garden tours and provide educational opportunities to children and adults in gardening methods, composting and backyard chicken keeping. We hold several open houses each year in an attempt to build community and connect like-minded people in our area. I have been veg. gardening my whole life and can’t imagine not doing it. It makes me heart-sick to see that people don’t know where their food comes from or how it is grown. I am very saddened that some in our neighborhood think that this practice is only done by second-class people and don’t want it to ‘bring down their property values’. We will continue to fight for garden freedom!
How the cooperative movement developed, find out about Robert Owen and his New Lanark communities and the relevance the cooperative movement has for us to day.
Find out why Thomas Spence, Mary Wollenscroft, Thomas Paine and William Blake are so important to our struggles today.
Want to know how a commons system could work in reality and what a commons system means then look no further than this excellent book, free to download
An overview of a permaculture design course and what you learn.
A big happy New Year to you all and our plans for 2013.
What is Shale Oil and what does extracting it mean for the environment.
Want to watch something interesting this Xmas, then switch of your TV and check out permanent culture now TV, for inspiring talks on how to build a sustainable world and better future for our generations.
Sunrise off grid is back in 2013 and its sure to be a great event for all, why not buy friends, family or yourself a ticket for xmas 🙂
How can a peoples assembly address economic issues watch this debate from Cloudcuckooland festival to find out more.
Vision on tv explain how to be your own media through citizten journalism, using their great platform.
Traditional skills like food growing, water harvesting and providing your own heat are all ways of building self reliance.
A short film about the Small is Beautiful festival 2012, a great festival, check our site for more great talks and films
Can we manage the planet Clive Hamilton author of Requiem for a Species, Johnathon Porritt and James Vaccaro of Triodos Bank discuss the issues.
How can permaculture and politics work together in the politics of the future.
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