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New Books: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking + The Community Scale Permaculture Farm

August 26, 2015 | Food & Fermentation, Permaculture, Publications, Resources | 1 comments | Author:

Two different books with the same ethos are on our coffee table at the moment: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking + The Community Scale Permaculture Farm. They’re both books written by passionate doers who have gone against the flow and … Continued

A Year of Practiculture: Rohan Anderson’s New Book (and a book launch to go with it)

July 29, 2015 | Gardening, Mushrooms, Publications | 0 comments | Author:

Darn fine book, this one. A temperate seasonal cooking book with an edge of grit and grime, or maybe that’s just the soil on the garden-fresh vegetables. Rohan Anderson is Mr Whole Larder Love, as many of you will know. He … Continued

A Year at Otter Farm: Book Review

March 12, 2015 | Cooking, Farming, Food & Fermentation, Publications | 7 comments | Author:

When a place calls itself a ‘climate change farm’ you would suspect that it’s first book is likely to contain more than recipes for home-made pasta and tips for starting seedlings. And you would be right! With a subtle twist of the telling, A Year at … Continued

You Can Farm by Joel Salatin: Book Review

January 13, 2015 | Animal Systems, Farming, 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

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