My backyard nursery – The Book

Extract from the book (in the making) Motivation Disillusionment With time, I come to the realization that the disparity between the haves and the have-nots, the rich and the poor of this world cannot be solved by the current economic, social and political systems…

7 Things That Shouldn’t Impress Us Anymore

Written by Joshua Becker · Minimalism has changed me. What began as just a journey to own less stuff has changed the way I view myself and the world around me in significant ways. One of the most significant changes is my reevaluation of…

What Is Minimalism?

Interesting article . . . . So what is this minimalism thing? It’s quite simple: to be a minimalist you must live with less than 100 things, you can’t own a car or a home or a television, you can’t have a career, you…

Sustainable living – the simple life

Sustainable living means a lifestyle that uses as few resources as possible and causes the least amount of environmental damage for future generations to deal with.  Permaculture is an aid to those individuals who strive towards a self sustaining, off the grid lifestyle. “We…

We see . . . . a new world

We see a system of exchange based on abundance instead of encumbrance, equality instead of competition, opportunity instead of obligation, gratitude instead of greed. We see all peoples everywhere, enjoying equal access to all good things, and with this comes a blossoming of the…

John on ecovillage communities

From an article by Ross Jackson Permaculture Magazine article – issue 40 2004: An ecovillage is, ideally speaking, a microcosm of the macrocosm, as it represents in a very small area — typically with 50-400 people — all the elements and all the problems…

A few good reasons to have your own veggie patch:

Fresh. It can’t be fresher than this . . . . Throw in some fresh air and exercise as well – it cant get better than this. Fun. The joy of planting your own veg and reaping the rewards . Taste. By varying i.e….