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Winter 2014 (PM 82)
PM82 Winter 2014
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.