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Compost or Wine? How do you look at food past it’s prime?

“I’m a rubbish gardener”, is something I have said many times, but actually, I need to clarify: I am rubbish at growing annuals. I could be better. I just haven’t prioritized the time. I like foraging more, and if we … Continue reading

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My Pain In The Arsenic

Hectic. There is no other word for it. Which is good, because if I wasn’t really busy right now, I might stop and get depressed about the lack of sunshine that my skin has seen. As we say in the … Continue reading

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The Problem is the Solution

A few years ago I did a Permaculture Design Course. It was a two-week intensive course, and I vividly remember another student telling me how naive I was. I still believed I could fix the world… Years on, a lot … Continue reading

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Why Wee Could Be Good For The Economy

I don’t flush. It’s now so habitual to let it mellow if it’s yellow, that I’m paranoid that I might do a poo in someone else’s toilet, and forget to flush. At my old house, before I moved in with … Continue reading

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Minimum Effort for Maximum Effect

I’ve moved in with my father. It’s temporary, and it really isn’t that bad, I promise! He has just had back surgery, so having me and a three-year old around, is helping him to get better. That’s the story I’m … Continue reading

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