Category Archives: Alternative Technology

Technology which can be applied at a simple accessible level, using readily available resources and basic tools to tackle universal challenges.. eg; heating ourselves, pumping water, growing food in hostile environments, building low-cost, low-energy, highly aesthetic homes

Buckminster’s Quote of the Day

“I am enthusiastic over humanity’s extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuity. If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver. … Continue reading

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BACKGARDENFARMIN’ – A collective of growers using empty back gardens to produce food for their local community.

Vision: To form a co-operative of young urban farmers, “renting” back gardens within a local district, growing salad, veg and herbs for sale to local community. If you were to examine a satellite image of most cities, you would notice … Continue reading

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Transition Year Programme Proposal

This is a rough outline of a programme I have proposed for Transition Year students in Irish schools. Basically, the idea would be to introduce the concepts and principles of permaculture to transition year students across as many schools as … Continue reading

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Hungry Fungi Workers Co-op

Good news on the mycellium we call http://www.. there is a new enterprise budding in Leeds called “Hungry Fungi”, proposing to run workshops in mushroom cultivation, produce spores and grow kits, etc.. check em out @ http://www.facebook.com/hungryfungi website still under … Continue reading

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AD {or lack of it} in Ireland

If I had the ear of policy-makers, one of the many suggestions I would whisper..would be to look at the potential for AD to solve at least some of our problems, especially with regard to waste and energy. AD stands … Continue reading

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