David Holmgren's latest book "Retrosuburbia: The downshifters guide to a resilient future", is the manual that you need to see the potential of the suburban lifestyle.
I first came across Gaia's Garden in 2013 and although I had tried to read other permaculture books before that, this was the one that really helped me to understand the concepts, both what to do and why. Toby sadly died recently, so I thought it was a good time to review the book in detail. Toby made an enormous contribution to permaculture and I'd like to remember him by reading his book again.
I never realised that raw milk was so controversial until after we got our house cow Bella and I found out that we couldn't share her milk. I know most people get a house cow BECAUSE they want raw milk, but we were just interested in milk in general, I hadn't really thought about the fact that it would be raw. We were happy to drink it raw and make cheese with the raw milk. It was until I started...
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