Practical ProjectsHow to grow food and tools for self reliance.
Follow Steve from Permanent Culture Now as he shows you how to make a seed bomb, then go out an invade the derelict space around where you live.
Exploratory and experimental piece looks at the value of seed saving and sharing as an economic model in its own right and as a way of supporting the local resource based economies of the future.
How growing your own food can help in times of austerity.
How we setup a food growing project on a old tennis court.
A few thoughts and reflections on the garden as move head on into autumn
A great list of useful permaculture books to use to develop a future world of equality and sound ecology.
How Bolton Urban Growers help communities in social and council housing grow their own food.
How to pickle rat tail radishes.
Autumn jobs for the vegetable
this piece looks at community self reliance and the end of employment
Get your community together to grow it’s own food!
Lessons I have learnt from my permaculture plot.
a short piece explaining the work that Bolton Urban growers do as a means of working towards a localised and sustainable future.
Urban permaculture as a means of helping to bring about a permanent culture based on sound ecology and abundance.
Water is a big issues, these are some of the issues surrounding our water supply the most vital of human resources.
3 amazing community gardens in Philadelphia.
Steve has an amazing community garden project on an old tennis court, find out how he has developed it.
this is the second piece about the Fallowfield secret garden by Gavin Pate, a friend of permanent culture now
Check out this great little film of Rick’s Vertical Gardening experiments in Bolton, shows what you can do in a limited space.
Can we can change work for the better of ourselves and community.
How to grow potatoes.
How to build an outdoor low impact kitchen using rocket stoves and cob.
Why rainwater harvesting is important and can help irrigate your garden and is good for the ecology of the planet.
A few tips to help you start a vegetable garden, some basics and the personal benefits you get from gardening.
It is challenge to become self sufficient in the UK and the world for most people, but there things you can do together.
An overview of a permaculture design course and what you learn.
How to use invasive plants such as Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam as food.
about Offshoots permaculture project in Burnley
Find out all you need to know about growing, storing and planting seeds, in our great introduction.
Could permaculture offer an alternative to capitalism?
Dave Holmgrens talk Beyond sustainability, essential viewing on why we need to move towards a post oil society in an age where resource peaks are inevitable, using the principles of permaculture.
Film: George Mckay on radical gardening, Vandana Shiva and others discuss the importance of gardening, seeds and capitalism
Great series of lectures from Documenta (13), includes George Mckay and Vandana Shiva talking about our relationships to nature, seeds and animals great viewing
Traditional skills like food growing, water harvesting and providing your own heat are all ways of building self reliance.
Panel discussion on small scale food production with Patrick Whitefield.
Patrick Whitefield descibes “A Permaculture Life” at Off Grid festival 2012.
Film of talk: Running Paddington farm: community & educational farm project: Off Grid 2012
Ragman Lanes farm explains how it runs a small scale food production business.
Film of Talk: Running Vallis Veg a Diverse Horticultural Smallholding – Off Grid 2012
Find out about Edcombe farm a residential off-grid smallholding.
Film of a talk about running Blackthorn farm a residential off-grid smallholding from Off Grid Festival 2012
Can we control the our food supply in the future, or are we powerless over it, read this to find out more.
The Sow and Grow Community food growing project shows how permaculture principles can help people reintegrate back into community and learn new skills.
Do we get enough nutrients in the modern day diet, is convenience food making us ill, read more to find out
The Permaculture Institute of El Salvador (IPES) brings hope to El Salvador with projects that empower people to take control of their lives, read more abut this inspiring project here
Urban foraging in Bolton, foraging is something we can all do in our areas.
How does social class and ecology fit together.
A brief history of rocket stoves, and why they are useful for the transition from fossil fuels
Learn how to make great cheap cider with this easy to follow video.
This piece provides a basic breakdown of permaculture systems that use of refrain from the use of livestock.
We should celebrate and have fun as we make a new world and in our activism.