I’m off to Cloud Cuckoo Land Festival [https://uniteddiversity.coop/projects/cloud-cuckoo-land/] now, but thought I’d better whack this presentation I did at the London Permaculture Festival [https://londonpermaculturefestival.com/] up first. I gives a brief history of United Diversity plus details of our exciting plans going forward.
Since this journey has ended up being a major milestone in the development of United Diversity I though I had better re-post this write up I did for the Brake The Cycle [https://uniteddiversity.coop/projects/brake-the-cycle/] blog here too. Enjoy! [https://brakethecycle.uniteddiversity.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2013/
This summer United Diversity is helping the West Lexham Education Centre [https://www.westlexham.org] in a variety of ways. West Lexham Education Centre is an unblemished example of a project providing a leading-edge space that creates innovative services, meaningful training and supports sustainable enterprise opportunities. Located in the beautiful
We’ve written before about Permaculture Principles [https://uniteddiversity.com/permaculture-principles/], and the video above is a great intro, but what exactly is Permaculture anyway [https://uniteddiversity.coop/what-is-permaculture/]? Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page] says: > “Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that
NOTE: I’ve had a series [https://uniteddiversity.com/email-to-toby-hemenway-re-piracy/#comment-2996] of increasingly [https://uniteddiversity.com/email-to-toby-hemenway-re-piracy/#comment-3007] great [https://uniteddiversity.com/email-to-toby-hemenway-re-piracy/#comment-3030] responses [https://uniteddiversity.com/email-to-toby-hemenway-re-piracy/#comment-3033] from Toby – please see the comments Toby Hemenway [https://patternliteracy.com/], a leading permaculture author sent me a message w
I love this project. > “The London Orchard Project [https://thelondonorchardproject.org/] is a fresh initiative promoting orchards and fruit trees in London. We are working with Londoners to plant and harvest apple, pear and plum trees all over the city, and help us all to rediscover the pleasure of eating
Algae! A truly green crop for a sustainable future. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/drfriendly/2692806593/in/set-72157606319608471/] Scenedesmus algae bottles > We are the Shipyard algae lab community. We have created the world’s first community algae lab for the development of open-source, DIY-oriented algae technology, to facilitate the co-operative
by Leo Hickman Tomorrow the Transition Town movement launches a currency designed to boost local trade and bring communities closer together A Brixton market stallholder . . . ‘It’s Monopoly money,’ says one. ‘I won’t be having anything to do with it’. Photograph: Graeme Robertson It has all the makings of
Sheet Mulching by Craig Elevitch and Kim Wilkinson – Permanent Agriculture Resources Why Mulch? Agriculture with mulch in the tropics promotes plant health and vigor. Mulching improves nutrient and water retention in the soil, encourages favorable soil microbial activity and worms, and suppresses weed growth. When properly executed, mulching can significantly
[https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_OOlW-1cKA6k/Sq0uYsA6GoI/AAAAAAAACkg/uz-B0ftFvdg/s1600-h/mark.jpg] Mark Lakeman stares down the new Bimini Street salamander [https://monsters.monstrous.com/salamander.htm]. Portland architect and activist Mark Lakeman, founder of the City Repair [https://http//cityrepair.org/] movement, is in Los Angeles for a week
Can Permaculture Save the World??? [https://www.permacultureusa.org/2008/10/01/can-permaculture-save-the-world/] from Permaculture USA [https://www.permacultureusa.org/2008/10/01/can-permaculture-save-the-world/] and elsewhere around the net. Editor’s Note: Point one – this article is circa 1998, from the now ceased-publication Permaculture International Journal [https://www.permaculture.org.
The Vegetarian Myth [https://astore.amazon.com/booksptp-20/detail/1604860804] Reviewed in Permaculture Activist [https://astore.amazon.com/booksptp-20/detail/1604860804]By Peter Bane Permaculture Activist #72, Summer 2009 This book almost literally blew in the door one March day recently and I found myself still engrossed in its captivating
For centuries, farmers have placed trees among their crops to enhance soil health, raise marketable fruits or nuts, and protect row crops from damaging winds. Yet agroforestry, as the practice is known, is generally considered a rarity among mainstream farmers. New data suggests that more farmers practice agroforestry than previously
From Brooklyn Supper blog [https://www.brooklynsupper.blogspot.com/2009/07/rooftop-farms-brooklyn.html]. Photo by Elizabeth Stark ©2008-2009. All rights reserved. See larger image here at Brooklyn Supper. [https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lx_oVvv15WQ/SmUJ4p5twLI/AAAAAAAABpQ/kuKOueyzbp4/s1600-h/DSC_0008.JPG] This is a roof of a warehouse in
> Shared by United Diversity nice article/ discussion about Transition and Permatulcure Sharon Astyk is one of the bloggers I most admire, one of the most insightful and incredibly prolific writers out there. It was fascinating therefore to read the two articles she recently posted, Permaculture Future Part One and Part
I like Mamading [https://evangineer.agoraworx.com/blog/entries.html]‘s quotes [https://quotessence.agoraworx.com/] website Quotessence [https://quotessence.agoraworx.com/]. I’ve already pointed him at Dancing with Systems [https://uniteddiversity.com/dancing-with-systems/] and Permaculture Principles [https://uniteddiversity.com/permaculture-principles/], encouraging him to include the wisdom they contain.
As part of the Sustainable Land Use [https://patrickwhitefield.co.uk/slu.htm] course I recently completed we had to do a short piece of work on Permaculture Principles. I put together this little list of principles compiled from the following books (and website)… [asa]0731812719[/asa] Attitudinal Principles * Work
These are my links for February 22nd to February 23rd: * GOOD.is Transparency – Getting Around [https://awesome.goodmagazine.com/transparency/web/trans0209gettingaround.html] – A nice graphic showing how much energy is needed for various different modes of transport. Cycling comes out best. * Free Wifi in London…Mapped – Londonist: London News,