Tag Archives: permaculture

Making (personal) sense of a disintegrating world

A lot of people – usually people who don’t actually know me – think I’m a pessimist. There are some things that even readers of this blog will know I believe in; things like inevitable catastrophic climate change, end of … Continue reading

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Review: Edible Forest Garden, vol 2: Ecological Design and Practice for Temperate Climate Permaculture

Where volume 1 of this book was focused more on permaculture-related theory, this 640-page whopper is all (well, mostly) about practical things – a toolkit, really. And what a toolkit; without a doubt the most comprehensive manual for designing and … Continue reading

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Review: Permaculture – A Designers’ Manual

After reading some texts on permaculture and finding the topic quite fascinating, I decided to learn “all” about it and read the permaculture “Bible”, Bill Mollison’s Permaculture – A Designers’ Manual. This huge book is the textbook for the Permaculture … Continue reading

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Review of “Urban Homesteading” and some thoughts on food

I’ve amassed quite a few books on homesteading, urban farming, sustainability, energy efficiency, building, permaculture and related topics recently and the next up for review is no exception: Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living by Rachel Kaplan & Ruby … Continue reading

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