Spring 2016 (PM 87)
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Growing Winter Veg for Optimum Health
Charles Dowding explains how to grow and store vegetables for winter wellbeing and why preparation needs to start early.
 
Understanding and Embracing Transformational Change
John D. Liu on why the future of our planet need not be bleak.
 
The Secret Garden of Marizá
How Marsha Hanzi created an edible paradise using regenerative agriculture techniques.
 
Installing Small Scale Solar
Fitting solar panels to your campervan or other off-grid structure needn’t be daunting. John Adams guides you through the planning stage and presents a case study of a typical installation.
 
Making Small Farms Work
Richard Perkins describes the second season of setting up a permaculture holding in Sweden.
 
Creating Sanctuary
Ben and Sophie Margolis welcome displaced people and survivors of torture into their smallholding.
 
Green Building and Permaculture Design
Bryn Thomas from Brighton Permaculture Trust shares how permaculture design can be applied to the built environment.
 
Growing with Mycorrhizae
Jacob Whitson explains why mycorrhizal fungi are essential for healthy plant growth and how we can encourage them.
 
Shower for FreeREAD NOW
Steve Hanson explains how to make enough heat for five showers a day from a pile of compost.
 
The Living Soil
Joel Williams describes the biology of healthy soil and why fungi play such an important role in carbon sequestration.
 
What! No Rocket Stove?
Daimen Hardie describes a very different international development model from the conventional ‘colonial’ approach.
 
Living Willow Bridge and Dam Project
John Baker explains how he made a dam and bridge from living willow to help manage water and create habitat.
 
Permaculture Solutions in the Indian Drylands
Raya Cole on how to reverse the damage caused to Indian farmers by GM and industrialised agriculture.
 
Perennial Grain Research
Winifred Bird asks Timothy Crews of Land Institute what is the future of perennial grains in agriculture?
 
Winter 2015 (PM 86)
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Rocket Stove Hot Tub
Alicia Taylor and Jamie Ash explain how to build a wood fired hot tub with the added efficiency of a rocket stove.
 
The Great Green Wall of China
Award winning filmmaker, John D. Liu, visits an extraordinary project where ecosystem based adaptation is delivering real results.
 
Make a Bentwood Chair
Ben Law describes how to construct attractive and comfortable garden chairs from small diameter coppiced roundwood.
 
Crop Protection READ NOW
Stephanie Hafferty looks at the net gains of pest and climate control as part of her food crop growing regime.
 
The Energy Revolution
Howard Johns argues that we are at the beginning of the fourth great revolution in human history – one which is taking place on all continents of the world.
 
Farming in Tanzania
Heather Tomlinson shares how organic farming in Tanzania is creating healthy food, increasing incomes and restoring damaged ecosystems.
 
Multifunctional Microgrid
Diana Leafe Christian describes how Earthaven, a rural mountain ecovillage, has developed a responsive offgrid power system.
 
What is Permaculture?
Maddy Harland explains the three ethics of permaculture: Earth Care, People Care and Fair Shares.
 
Made in Hackney
Rozie Apps describes how a food project that is teaching local people how to forage and source and cook healthy, affordable food.
 
Straw Bale Gardening
Liquid gold, slug trap crops, companion planting ... Susanne Lumsden got far more than she bargained for when she started a straw bale garden.
 
Alternatives to Peat
John R. Lamont and Dr. George C. Elliott report on a case study that tests non-peat potting mixes.
 
Granny’s Bread
Ryan Blosser tells his story of going back to the land and how his mother-in-law’s bread became the great levener, bringing two families together.
 
No Dig Adventures
Nicolas Rouchon puts no dig gardening methods to the test on his French plot.
 
Permaculture and the Five Elements
Katie Shepherd describes how she uses the five elements to design her outer and inner life.
 
Autumn 2015 (PM 85)
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The Great Work of Our Time...
Award winning filmmaker, John D. Liu, describes how earth restoration can help us grow a collective consciousness that will ensure our future.
 
The Oldest Forest Garden in Britain
Graham Bell explains the different layers of his temperate food forest and how these create abundant harvests.
 
Alleviating Poverty With Permaculture
Warren Draper explains how permaculture can tackle poverty and proposes a way of acquiring the necessary skills for free.
 
Permaculture and PoliticsREAD NOW
Mark Boyle explores how the permaculture movement can learn to read the political landscape – and why it needs rewilding.
 
The Art of Deep Listening
Helen Iles explains how applying Aboriginal ‘deep listening’ could help us all to reconnect.
 
Permablitz
Rozie Apps discovers how permablitz brings edible, decorative and wildlife friendly gardens to homes and community spaces.
 
Growing Resilience
Katherine May and Nanni Concu share how they developed a non-monetary, co-operative farming economy that feeds them all year.
 
Design For Humanity
Stuart Muir Wilson explains how the ethics and principles of his grandfather, Bill Mollison, have shaped his life and work.
 
What is Permaculture?
Part 4, Maddy Harland gives examples of the ways permaculture principles can be applied.
 
Planting a Woodland
Julian Evans shares the basics of planting trees: where to plant, sourcing and species choice.
 
Children and Trees
Andreas Kornevall explains why children can bring happiness to us – whilst planting trees.
 
Working With Drones
Mike Hutchinson meets Smilyan Pavlov and finds out how drones can be of use to smallscale farmers and permaculturists.
 
Perennial Cropping
explores the viability of growing perennials rather than fertiliser-hungry annuals.
 
The Wildflower Meadow
Richard Webb explains how he turned a lawn into a beautiful, biodiverse meadow.