A great list of useful permaculture books to use to develop a future world of equality and sound ecology.
this piece follows the work of Bolton Urban Growers who are attempting to get people in social and council housing to grow their own resources
Gardening Wednesday is Our weekly look at gardening where we share tips and practices.
this experimental piece throws up some ideas about Civilizations and what they represent in a modern context
a short piece explaining the work that Bolton Urban growers do as a means of working towards a localised and sustainable future.
this piece explores the idea and practice of urban permaculture as a means of helping to bring about a permanent culture based on sound ecology and abundance.
Our garden comprises of dozens of varieties of perennial and annual flowers, we grow our own hops that we turn into ale and our own grapes that are made into wine, we also keep chickens that provide us with eggs, manure and good company.
The bit of the garden thats closest to the back door houses all manner of edible and medicinal herbs and salad leaves.
this is the second in the ‘Refuse and redesign’ series that looks at how we negotiate working towards a fairer and ecologically sensitive world, cheers Steve
this is a guest piece from one of our friends Stephen Gerard a gardener and resident of Philadelphia who covers the community garden movement in Philly, cheers’ Steve
this is the second in the series of pieces following the development of our urban permaculture project, cheers Steve
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.
this piece briefly explores profiteering from ecology and skills based workshops
this piece looks at the Sustainable skills share scheme Greeniversity which is now being launched by groups in more than 25 cities and towns across the UK, cheers Steve
this piece explores the idea of shifting paradigms and asks us to exercise caution in the fight we engaged in.
Can the idea of Self reliant communities offer us an alternative to capitalism and the fossil fuel economy?
This is the first piece in a series following the development of a community food growing project on a disused tennis court site in Bolton
This piece takes a brief look at the skills that we would need to bring about community self reliance
This piece in the series looks at the different ways to acquire land for your community self reliance project
Seeds are really important for developing a self reliant community, read this to find out more.