Free stuff

I’s a call out to people isn’t it. The word “free” appeals. Something for nothing. And how often does that happen that you truly get something for nothing? Buy 2 get 1 free is marketting aimed at getting you to buy 2 of something that you my have only intended to buy one of. Interest free – well, maybe there’s a period of time with no interest but what happens if you haven’t paid for your item before the end of the interest free period? Free usually seems to come with strings attached or isn’t truly free when all is said and done.

However this time it does appear that I have something free to offer you.

Yes, actually free. πŸ™‚

http://www.green-shopping.co.uk/ebooks/free-ebooks.htmlΒ is a link to some free ebooks. And yes, they do appear to be truly free. I have downloaded most of them πŸ˜€ No credit card or paypal information required. πŸ˜€ No financial details at all πŸ˜€ and their opening paragraph Β “Permaculture is all about one part of a system trying to help another, so this is our attempt to help replicate that, by sharing permaculture knowledge as freely and as widely as we can” is of an ethic with which I can agree. πŸ™‚ Check it out for yourselves and grab some truly free permaculture ebooks.

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9 thoughts on “Free stuff

  1. LyndaD says:

    Free Free Free – Woo Hoo Dont we love that and the web. What did we do without it? Question. When will you be ready for FREE cardboard for your forest garden? I can get to boys flat pack some of the bigger boxes and store before skipping it. Do you need to landscape it (level it) – waiting for invite for FREE labour.

    • Free cardboard… Well, any time you’re ready really and if the boys will flat pack it I would be eternally grateful. πŸ™‚ It does need to fit either in the boot of the car or a 6×4 trailer though. Just in case they got a little overenthusiastic. πŸ˜‰
      I do also need a LOT of landscaping done but precious little leveling really. I need to dig the pond out by hand (can’t afford the bobcat) and then dig the swales/dry creek in and build the hugelkultur beds but until we have some sort of actual plan (or dig marks) sorted… And Martin has several dozen trees to chainsaw down yet too. I promise I shall call you to come man a spade though. πŸ˜‰

      • LyndaD says:

        That would be “woman” a spade. Add one heavy woman and a sharp shovel and you have your own bobcat. Goose, i can bring whatever it in a work ute. Actually i was thinking that if i persuade one son to come down early on Sat, Martin can take ute and him and go get lots of wood.

  2. Linne says:

    I can highly recommend “The One-Straw Revolution” and the “Guide to Setting up a Workers’ Co-operative” (hope I got both titles correct; I closed the window and typed from memory LOL). I worked for a workers’ co-operative in Victoria, BC for several years and later was a member of a co-op that helps people start worker co-ops. It’s the best form of business I know, given that the members are mature, willing to work, sort things out when there are disagreements, hold the group as equal to the individual and so on. I never had the money to invest in becoming a member, but I wish I could have done. There is funding in Canada for groups wanting to set up a workers’ co-op, once they have met certain requirements.

    The One-Straw Revolution is by Masanobu Fukuoka; I first saw an article about him in The Mother Earth News and became an instant fan. He pioneered (if you want to call it that; our earth is ‘gardened’ in the same way) a very low-maintenance form of growing food. I have always wanted to use his methods on a place of my own, where I could fine-tune them to suit our climate and soil. This book will be added to my second blog as one of the resources I recommend.

    Thanks so much, rabid. I’ll be looking into the other e-books, too. I don’t have a reader, but I’m assuming I will be able to read them on the computer . . . ?

    • I definitely bought Masanobu Fukuoka’s book as I read a transcript of an interview with him and he is in some ways the true founder of permaculture as food forest gardening, overlapping crops and minimal maintenance are all the things he was doing. However, I will definitely give Bill Mollison and David Holmgren credit where it is due too. πŸ™‚

  3. Linne says:

    Reblogged this on A Random Harvest and commented:
    Free e-books for homesteaders who want to know . . . thanks to one rabid little hippy!

    • Actually, to give credit where it’s due, it was forwarded to me by Narf7 from Serendipity Farm fame and I also saw it on an other permy blog whose name currently escapes me. I’m just sharing the love others shared me.

  4. Linne says:

    Ah, yes, the Biggest Little Village in the ‘net . . . I am not surprised. Wish I could drop by and ‘woman’ and axe and spade . . . Have fun! ~ Linne

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