Ever wondered what happened to the BBC's 'A Farm For The Future' film makers, Rebecca Hosking and Tim Green? Well, they are testing out their research into permaculture on a farm scale. Permaculture magazine has persuaded them to keep us all regularly posted on their findings.
Aerial shot of sub-irrigated (SIPs) roof-top veggie garden in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Looking south. Growing in SIP raised beds are beans, sweet peppers, swiss chard, lettuce and cucumbers. Growing in SIP planters are tomatoes and zucchini. Growing in fabric grow bags are eggplants and kale. All SIPs. July 1, 2013.
25 years ago, Maddy and Tim Harland founded Permaculture magazine and Permanent Publlcations, a book publishing company dedicated to permaculture and helping people live more ecologically balanced, self-reliant lives.Geoff Lawton visits them at work and at home and finds a vibrant publishing enterprise sited at The Sustainability Centre, an educational charity that Maddy and Tim helped found.
Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods | From kitchens that buy and sell locally grown food, to a waste co-op that will return compost to the land, new enterprises are building an integrated food network. It's about local people keeping the wealth of their land at home.