Mark Furmston

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Resiliency and Community

This journey, what this blog is all about, is an attempt at creating a better lifestyle for myself and my family. I started with a pretty clear idea …

Quit or Die

So the Autism work didn't pan out. Bottom line was the fit wasn't right and the time wasn't right. The project felt under resourced and I made a …

Going Shopping

I'm going to the shops – Anyone want anything?<p>20 years ago that meant a shopping list of large rizla, pot noodles and beer. Times move on though. And …

RT @LostEffra: You are invited to the Cressingham Rain Gardens opening celebration, part of @ChelseaFringe festival! 09/06, 2-3.30pm http://t.co/jatc8eeR8Q

How to create a woodland where everything is edible | Financial Times

This March marks the 15th anniversary of the death of Robert Adrian de Jauralde Hart, a man who quietly, and without outside recognition for much of …

The Permaculture of Soil, Part 2. - Permaculture Courses

The Soil Food Web.<p>In my last post I said that while organic matter constitutes the smallest proportion of the non-living components of the soil, it …

Stacking functions: Making stuff happen

Its never felt so tough. Ren has pushed us to the limit and on top of being sick more times in the last month than I have been in the previous 24, …

Its all gone fermental!

I started back on the fermenting this weekend, with a session with Scotty G – one straight red cabbage and one mix of white cabbage, onion, carrot …

Empowerment and 2015

Well I'm sorry about the last few months of silence. It appears that the 'Ren test' was harder than I thought and getting stuff done with a new baby, …

How to build a self-wicking bed

Here's a step-by-step guide: How to build a wicking bed to conserve water and maximise food production. Sam designed and constructed this 'Wicking …

Farmin' in The Hood 2

Carbon Gold

Another April #RHSHighlight was National Gardening Week, as well as the #RHSLondon Alpine Garden Show! http://t.co/nl7nCNaLQf

Mona Caron’s Murals of Weeds Slowly Overtake Walls and Buildings | Colossal

<p>As part of her ongoing Weeds project, artist Mona Caron (previously) has begun photographing the progress of her murals step-by-step, creating short …

Soil Helps Depression

Prozac may not be the only way to get rid of your serious blues. Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain and are without …

Start a Community Food Garden: The Essential Handbook

By LaManda Joy<p>When you have a question, you ask an expert. That's why people contemplating starting community gardens would come to LaManda Joy.…A …

Nitrogen Fixing Species for Agroforestry Systems

I am currently working on a regenerative landscape design for a site in Todorovo, Bulgaria. The plan is to establish an agroforestry system known as …

RT @KeriByrum: Preparing to plant our edible landscape- lettuces are the new border plant for color! #gardening #sustainable http://t.co/xWC7MjsAAJ

6 Properties of Soil

Having a good understanding of the soil on your permaculture plot is key to making it productive. The soil, as the medium in which plants grow, is …

Particles

11 Inputs to Help Design Your Site

When you are looking to start a permaculture garden, one of the first tasks you will need to do is to read your land. By gathering as much …

Permaculture

UK Farms Could Generate 10GW to Country's Energy

UK farms could be a major player in a shift towards a resilient, low-carbon energy system, according to an important report launched this month by …

RT @Plantedd: The University of Michigan moved a big Bur Oak yesterday. 65ft tall. 350+ tons. http://t.co/v2Y6vl3f9e

Autumn Chestnuts

It's chestnut season in the woods again and although most will have fallen to the ground, they are still harvestable in large numbers for another …

How To Store Fresh Vegetables For Months … Without A Refrigerator

Image source: Preppers101blog<p>If gardeners find spring and summer to be about growing food, they find fall and winter to be more about storing food. …

From Patterns to Details

This is all about seeing the wood for the trees. In a physical project it is imperative to look at how the land behaves in order to carry out any …

Fall Bitters: Make your own for the holidays — Promotes Digestion & Liver Health

5 Categories of Plants for Ponds

A pond is a very beneficial feature to incorporate into a permaculture property. Water ecosystems are very productive and ponds provide an …

5 Elements of Healthy Soil Composition

Good, healthy soil is essential for any permaculture garden. As the growing medium for your plants, it is the foundation on which everything else is …