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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.
 
Summer 2014 (PM 80)
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PERMACULTURE THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE …
Patrick Whitefield grasps the nettle and explains what permaculture design is and when the principles are applied well ... or badly.
 
LILY COLE’S IMPOSSIBLE
Mark Boyle chats with actress, supermodel and environmentalist Lily Cole, who has set up the gift economy site, impossible.com
 
NOTES FROM A SMALL GARDEN - Part 3 – Six Years On
Wade Muggleton explains how he has adapted his limited growing space by carefully balancing what he grows with what he eats.
 
LESSONS FROM A FOREST GARDEN
Stuart Anderson visits Martin Crawford’s forest garden, learning some common mistakes and savouring the beautiful trees there.
 
FOREST GARDEN RECIPES
Ever find yourself growing unusual food but not eating it? Or not realising you have edible ornamentals? Caroline Aitken is set to change all this with her delicious recipes.
 
5 WAYS TO CONNECT WITH NATURE
Thomas Schorr-kon helps you connect with Nature on the deepest of levels.
 
HOW TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE
Robert Alcock explores how building your own home makes owning a house more viable.
 
PLANTING WATER, GROWING SOIL
Theron Beaudreau explores the first three principles of permaculture, sharing how he has integrated them into his farm in east Texas.
 
FRIDGE FREEREAD NOW
Suzie Webb asks could you live without your domestic fridge?
 
MAYAN PERMACULTURE
Nicola Peel, visits the IMAP centre in Guatamala.
 
GROWING IN BIOCHAR SOILS
In this third article Ed Revill explains how he uses biochar soils in his market garden.
 
THE RENERATIVE SMALLHOLDING
How Emma and Stuart Goodwin have created a drought and flood resistent smallholding.
 
THE PLANET’S MOST PLAYFUL SPECIES
Mike Jones explores how play can help us develop within the Transition Movement.
 
DARWIN NURSERY
James Murray-White, visits a social enterprise that is a sanctuary for people with disabilities.
 
Spring 2014 (PM 79)
Permaculture Magazine 79 Spring 2014
A VISIT TO CHARLES DOWDING'S NO DIG GARDEN
Maddy and Tim Harland visit market gardener, Charles Dowding’s no dig garden and are wowed by the yumminess of it all.
 
SHEDDING LIGHT ON LEDsREAD NOW
John Adams looks at the lighting revolution that can dramatically reduce your bills as well as being kinder to the planet.
 
LOG NOW, BURN LATER
Will Rolls suggests we should be thinking about next winter’s logs to get the hottest, most energy efficient and money saving burn from our stoves.
 
SUSTAINABLE BEEKEEPING
Monica Barlow describes the fascinating habits of the ‘superorganism’ that we call bees and explains how we can make beekeeping truly sustainable by using nature as a model.
 
HOW FAIRTRADE WAS BORN
Francisco Van der Hoff Boersma, co-founder of the Fairtrade Movement, describes how it all started in Mexico and explains why it is a vital economic ingredient in the creation of a better world.
 
DOG WHISPERING PERMACULTURE-STYLE
Moss was aggressive and a sheep worrier... until Kate McDonald applied permacultural thinking to his behaviour.
 
DIY GEODESIC GROWDOME
Simon Mitchell, aka SimontheScribe, shares some of his experience of building his experimental, low-cost geodesic growdomes.
 
IS LEARNING PERMACULTURE ONLINE RIGHT FOR YOU?
Stuart and Gabrielle Anderson compare and contrast online Permaculture Design Courses to the conventional face to face models and explore available online options and what they actually offer students.
 
ECO-THRIFTY BABY
Nelson Lebo shows that having a baby doesn’t have to stop you living a sustainable lifestyle and that it is an opportunity to motivate you to leave a healthy Earth your children.
 
PERMACULTURE KIDS ZONE
by Elowen Waters.
 
BUILDING SOIL WITH BIOCHAR
In this second of three articles Ed Revill explains how to build soil depth and fertility with biochar.
 
CARING FOR FRUIT TREES
Wade Muggleton advises on buying fruit trees and how to care for them to ensure healthy specimens and good yields.
 
REPAIR CAFÉ
Vivienne Johnson reports on a project in that is changing attitudes to our consumer society, one broken item at a time, by mending them.
 
PM’s GUIDE TO FESTIVALS, FAIRS & EVENTS 2014
Plan your year with our guide to music festivals, wood fairs and permaculture related events.