When is theft acceptable?

When is theft acceptable?

At the beginning of May this year, the UK media took note of an unusual case in Italy’s highest court – a homeless man originally found guilty of theft, and sentenced to six months in jail and a €100 fine, was acquitted. The new verdict determined that as he had only...
Science and permaculture don’t mix

Science and permaculture don’t mix

(…but they should.) In the latest (Winter 2015) edition of Permaculture Magazine, editor Maddy Harland talks about some of the criticisms of permaculture, one of which is that it is not scientific enough. Unfortunately I think we’re living in times when a lot of...
How to grow courgettes/ zucchini

How to grow courgettes/ zucchini

Courgettes and a summer squash Courgettes/ zucchini and summer squash are some of the easiest, and most productive, vegetables you can grow in the garden. All you need is a sunny spot, a square metre of soil or a big container, and plenty of water! And then there’s...
How to start your vegetable garden for less

How to start your vegetable garden for less

Beautiful bounty needn’t be expensive At the moment I’m building a new garden from scratch, and as I’m putting in hard landscaping it’s taking some time (which is frustrating) and the project has a budget. This is in complete contrast to when I started my first...

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