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Could You Survive the Next Truck Strike?

I was listening to a Radio 4 program the other week, about Mao Zedong, his Chinese dictatorship, and the famine which started in 1958. Very simply, in an effort to increase industrial production, Mao Zedong enforced the use of communal … Continue reading

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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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Picking Up Litter and Finding Dinner

Spring has sprung, and left a spring Chick on my doorstep to help me in my garden. Charlie, a young lady I met last summer at the London Permaculture Festival, e-mailed me a while back, to ask if I could … Continue reading

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Barter, Forage, and be Happy

Bartering is a way of exchanging products or services, for other products or services, without using money. It happens all the time, but more so when there is an economic collapse. Or of course, when I’m in town. I like … 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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