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Spring 2009

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Transition allotments
Wade Muggleton tells the story of how two men merged edibles with art to create a special sense of community in the heart of Peterborough
 
National treasure grows organically
Stephanie Boucher visits Sissinghurst Castle and discovers how the estate is relocalising its food supply and embracing sustainable principles on the whole estate
 
How to have a green wedding
A reader’s guide to having an inexpensive yet chic wedding. Jenny Larby shows us that tying the knot doesn’t have to unravel the planet
 
Foraging for spring greens
After a long, cold, dark winter, Steve Andrews shares the pleasure of foraging for simple foods in springtime
 
Extending the seasons
Reader, Vera Greutink-Ichova, describes how to make and plant a cold frame for year-long fresh food
 
Another world is possible
Alberto Ruz Buenfil tells the remarkable story of the alternative Rainbow Caravan in South America and how they became official ambassadors for peace
 
Permaculture people
June Walker has lived in Malawi for over 50 years and is considered the mother of permaculture in her country
 
Troubadours of Albion
Three troubadours rediscover their ancestry by walking around Britain with no money, only a repertoire of traditional songs
 
How to grow a micro-orchard
Grow delicious organic apples in the smallest of spaces, even a patio, with Wade Muggleton
 
Wild brewing
Wild Thing, Grant Sonic, invites you to lift your spirits and prepare for spring with a wild nettle and ginger beer
 
How to build reciprocal frame roofs
Legendary low impact builder, Tony Wrench, shares his latest tips and techniques for roofing low cost dens and dwellings