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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.