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You Can Farm by Joel Salatin: Book Review

January 13, 2015 | Animal Systems, Farming, Grow It, Publications | 1 comments | Author:

You Can Farm is probably the Joel Salatin book that kicked off more future farmers than any other, and I have to include us in that count. This book took our attitude to small-scale farming from ‘wouldn’t that be great’ … Continued

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation: Book Review

December 1, 2014 | Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms, Publications, Resources | 2 comments | Author:

Wow, this book is a cracker. Friendly, in-depth knowledge at its best. Written by US mycologist and dedicated home-scale mushroom cultivator Tradd Cotter, it’s a great blend of practical cultivation how-tos, fungi ID and strategies for mycoremediation. Organic Mushroom Farming … Continued

The 2015 Permaculture Calendar is go!

July 30, 2014 | Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Publications | 5 comments | Author:

Hooray for the 2015 Permaculture Calendar! Once again the crew at have created a beautiful and intimate calendar that is packed with useful info and also just plain lovely to have on your wall. And yes, it also has the best … Continued

Pip Magazine is live – get your permaculture on

March 26, 2014 | Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Publications | 13 comments | Author:

Hey great news – Australia has it’s very own, brand-spanking new Permaculture Magazine. It’s called Pip, and we love it. Pip is going to come out twice a year (to begin with) and offer a stack of info as well as … Continued

3 great Urban Permaculture Books (and a giveaway)

November 30, 2013 | Appropriate Technology, Gardening, Publications, Urban Permaculture, Vegetable Gardening | 5 comments | Author:

Here’s three great books we’ve read recently on creating resilience and abundance on the small, down the side and round the back. They’re three very different books, and we rekon they’re all excellent resources to have on you Urban Permaculture … Continued

2014 Permaculture Calendar is Out! Would you like one?

September 10, 2013 | Publications | 62 comments | Author:

Huzzah. The 2014 Permaculture Calendar is out – and it’s a beauty. This year, it even includes a funky (and very useful) moon planting guide within. In celebration of this fine publication, we’ve got a few copies to pass on… 

Holy Shit: a book review

June 24, 2013 | Compost, Humanure, Nutrient Cycling, Publications | 10 comments | Author:

What is most intriguing to me about this little book is that, once again, good writing has allowed me to re-discover a subject that I thought I had it together on. I mean, we farm naturally at Milkwood. We know and we … Continued

3 great Mags doing food with guts

June 2, 2013 | Publications | 5 comments | Author:

Food is politics is culture. Food is hot, and not just out of the oven – it’s a lens and a metaphor and a microcosm and an ethical battleground and… yeah, I know you know. It’s big. In the last short while … Continued

The Bee People: free e-book

February 14, 2013 | Beekeeping, Natural Beekeeping, Publications, Resources | 10 comments | Author:

The Bee People was written by Margaret Warner Morley in 1905 as a book for children about honeybees; their biology, their social habits, their work as pollinators, and their honey. I picked it up as a curiosity but you know … Continued

Allsun Farm in Organic Gardener Magazine

February 11, 2013 | Farming, Gardening, Grow It, Market Garden, Publications | 0 comments | Author:

Without Joyce and Mike from Allsun Farm, we probably wouldn’t have a market garden. These two firey spirits have been growing good stuff and passing on their knowledge for decades. We feel lucky to know them and we love to … Continued

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