Alexis Rowell

Start Small – The Story of Bec Hellouin Permaculture Farm

You have to take the time to train yourself. You have to take the time to convince yourself or to test yourself in the profession, to dirty your hands in the soil and to really see what it’s all about. There is a lot of fantasy around these projects but there’s also a reality which is difficult. It can be absolutely incredible, but it can be a nightmare if it’s done without preparation, without a good human design, without a good design for the site.

December 1, 2017


Review: The Art of Fermentation

“Between fresh and rotten,” says Sandor Ellix Katz, “there is a creative space in which some of the most compelling of flavours arise.”

November 17, 2014


Our watershed moment

We humans need water for life, we love it for leisure, we make art out of it; yet we also waste it, dirty it, privatise it, use it as a weapon and, most dangerously, stir it up brutally in the form of manmade climate change.

July 29, 2014

Ukraine: Challenging the pipelines narrative

As a former correspondent in Kiev, Moscow and Georgia I find the attempt to link the Ukraine conflict with pipelines and natural resources is highly debatable.

March 11, 2014


Green vs. Transition Towns

The green political movement and the transition movement could be said to share broadly the same objectives, but could the transition movement stand a better chance of changing people’s mindsets? Two transition activists from North London discuss their work.

October 4, 2012

The Arctic: a personal reflection

“Ice doesn’t vote. Ice doesn’t contribute to any political party. It just melts.”

October 24, 2011

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