Category Self-reliance

What is Permaculture?

I read a definition of permaculture the other day that made me laugh: “Permaculture isn’t about some mad hippy lifestyle with no electricity; it’s about living as comfortably as you can, but not trashing the planet while you’re doing it”. And it’s true. Yes, some permaculturalists might be referred to as ‘hippies’ – everybody loves… View more

Fermenting Fun

Ferment. What does the word conjure up for you? Bacteria? Mould? Stuff going off in your fridge? It’s a word we’d all do well to become better acquainted with. In fact, you probably already know more than you think. Do you have cheese, salami, chocolate, yoghurt, beer or wine lurking in your pantry? These are… View more