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Spring 2015 (PM 83)
PM83 Spring 2015
The Wonders of Woodchip
Wade Muggleton visits an amazing allotment that needs no digging or watering
 
Wild Animals and how to recognise their signs
Patrick Whitefield shares how spotting animal signs is just one aspect of how we can learn to read our landscapes and their history.
 
Pallet Bench Project
John Adams explains how to build a comfortable, two seater garden bench using only scrap pallets and a handful of screws.
 
Upcycling an Old Barn
How Stuart and Gabrielle Anderson have given new life to a 200 year old cob and stone barn using a variety of materials and techniques.
 
Farming With Nature
Maddy Harland visits Rebecca Hosking on her farm in Devon.
 
Hotbeds and Their Many Uses
Master of organic, no-dig gardening, Charles Dowding explains how to make and use them.
 
Growing Health and Happiness
Rozie Apps discovers a South African permaculture project that teaches urban people how to grow food and start new enterprises.
 
How to Plan and Plant a Forest Garden
Graham Burnett explains how a food forest can be grown on balcony, urban garden or allotment... it’s all down to the planning.
 
What is Permaculture?
Maddy Harland explores the ‘original’ permaculture principles set out by Bill Mollison.
 
Tree Beekeeping
Jonathan Powell explores the ancient practice of tree beekeeping, a low intervention form of beekeeping using a living tree.
 
Scrap Upcycling – It’s a Steal!READ NOW
Steve Hanson shows how he turns scrap into desirable green woodworking tools.
 
The Many Uses of Udo
Stephen Barstow invites you to savour a remarkable wild edible, Udo.
 
Willows, Wetlands & Wee
Féidhlim Harty looks at some eco-friendly solutions to the problems of dealing with domestic wastewater.
 
Growing Youthful Solutions
Ryan Blosser and Jenna Clarke – Project GROWS healing both the community and the land.
 
Play Time
Mike Jones – how play is a key ingredient in our ability to adapt to new evolutionary challenges.
 
Winter 2014 (PM 82)
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LOW IMPACT LIVING...AT SEA
Joshua Msika and his family crossed the Atlantic on a small yacht without an engine and learned the art of resilience and voluntary simplicity.
 
DIY WICKING RAISED BED
John Adams explains how to build a self-watering raised bed for free - well almost - using pallets and other scavenged materials.
 
RESTART - REPAIRING THE UNREPAIRABLE
Janet Gunther describes the Restart Project that fixes consumer electronics, those sleek minimalist boxes you aren’t meant to open!
 
THE 'FAMILY' PERMACULTURE GARDEN
Why permaculture is perfect for the urban family garden by Neil Kingsnorth.
 
THE BEAUTY OF HERITAGE APPLES
Wade Muggleton celebrates the local distinctiveness of the apple and suggests you look close to home when choosing varieties to plant.
 
SILKIES - PERFECT HENS FOR SMALL GARDENSREAD NOW
Kay Hebbourn explains the benefits of the Silkie chicken breed – small, docile and great pest controllers.
 
GUBA: GROWING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
The story of an inspirational permaculture project in Swaziland told by its co-founder Emma Granville and Guba volunteers.
 
THE NOT SO GREEN REVOLUTION
Kristof and Stacia Nordin describe why the ‘green revolution’ hasn’t worked and present the alternatives.
 
EXTREME GARDENING
Jennifer Lauruol visits a productive garden in the Outer Hebrides, on a steep slope with high winds and poor soil, that proves good gardeners can grow food anywhere!
 
WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?
In the first of a four part series, Maddy Harland explains the three ethics of permaculture: Earth Care, People Care and Fair Shares.
 
CHOOSING SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES
A Guide to Eco Fashion & Ethical Materials by Rozie Apps. Case study by Poppy Nicol.
 
THE ART OF STRAWCRAFT
Amanda Davies explains the many uses of straw and the importance of maintaining the craft.
 
WHERE THE HEART ZONE RULES
Jenni Blackmore lives in Nova Scotia, Canada and lives and gardens by the North Atlantic. She explains why her ‘inner’ permaculture is as important as her outer yields.
 
PEOPLE CARE IN ACTION
Kerry Lane and Deborah Simmonds introduce useful tools and techniques for small gatherings and group work.
 
10 YEARS TO SAVE THE PLANET
Maddy Harland talks to Professor Tim O’Riordan about new science, climate change and transitioning to a low carbon world.
 
Autumn 2014 (PM 81)
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FOOD UNITES US
The Food is Free Project is waging peace through gardening in the USA and beyond, as Crystal Stevens describes.
 
7 WAYS TO THINK DIFFERENTLY
People & Permaculture author Looby Macnamara talks to Maddy Harland.
 
THE PERMACULTURE ECOLOGY OF BEES
Philip Chandler explains the difference between conventional, natural and balanced beekeeping and the need to reappraise the way we keep bees.
 
HORTICULTURAL THERAPY
An inspiring story of how permaculture can be applied to enhance the lives of even the most physically challenged, by Rozie Apps.
 
IS RENEWABLE ENERGY REALLY VIABLE?
Keith Barnham introduces a German project that proves why the lights won’t go out with 100% renewable electricity.
 
IN SEARCH OF THE SIMPLE LIFE
How Steve Golemboski-Byrne and his wife Claire’s dreams of self-building and living in an ecovillage took them instead to a cottage in need of eco-renovation on a smallholding and an existing community in Northern Ireland.
 
I DO THEREFORE I EVOLVE
Mick Collins explores how we, humanity, can step up and solve our global problems.
 
THE DIY ORCHARD
Wade Muggleton explains how to create your own orchard on the cheap by using simple grafting techniques.
 
TYING THE KNOT ON A SHOESTRING
How Matthew Douglas and his wife, Martina, held a wedding blessing and reception for 70 guests with just £1,200 to spend on everything.
 
RESTORING AGRICULTURE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Dan McTiernan describes how regenerative agriculture is transforming olive groves in Spain and introduces transnational cropsharing.
 
WANT TO START A REVOLUTION? START A REFORESTATION PROJECT
You think this is too ambitious an idea? Andreas Kornevall urges us all to do it and tells us how!
 
10 TIPS FOR PLANNING SUCCES
Thinking of buying land and setting up a permaculture project? Suki Montague offers advice for planning applications.
 
ZONE 5 - A SPACE FOR NATURE
Permaculture always tries to make space for a wild, uncultivated area, but is this the right way of integrating nature? asks Stuart Anderson.
 
YOUR SMARTPHONE/TABLET DESIGN TOOLKITREAD NOW
Aranya explores the world of apps and rates the ones useful for permaculture design.